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Jean Victor Moreau: The Eternal Number Two

Posted August 5th, 2018 at 06:44 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Jean Victor Moreau (1763-1813)

Jean Victor Moreau was another skillful contemporary of general Bonaparte. He first established himself as a brigadier under Joseph Souham in Flanders helping to achieve victory during 1794.
In 1795 he was given command of the army of the Rhine and Moselle which controlled the southern flank of Germany whilst his comrade general Jourdan commanded the northern flank. Both...
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Jozef Antoni Poniatowski: The Last 'King' of Poland

Posted August 5th, 2018 at 06:20 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Jozef Poniatowski (1763-1813)

Jozef Poniatowski was among the best tactical generals of his time and fought in some of the most impressive actions, both independently and under Napoleon's command. Poniatowski had fought successfully during the 1792 Polish uprising and then in the next uprising during...
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A Debatable Ambush: The Newtowncunningham Incident in Co. Donegal, May 1922

Posted August 5th, 2018 at 08:32 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Article on a clash in Co. Donegal in May 1922 during the lead-up to the Civil War.

A Debatable Ambush: The Newtowncunningham Incident in Co. Donegal, May 1922

On the 4th May 1922, a convoy of pro-Treaty IRA men drove through the town of Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal, and came under fire from a party of their anti-Treaty counterparts. The engagement lasted no more than three minutes, yet had been savage in its intensity, with three men killed, all Donegal natives from the...
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Years of Distrust: Serbian-Montenegrin Relations 1878-1914

Posted July 7th, 2018 at 11:58 AM by Tsar

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The Congress of Berlin put an end to two years of Serbian and Montenegrin efforts to liberate their territories (1876-1878). Two countries entered the wars with great optimism, but the Congress of Berlin brought their hopes to the end. The will of the Great Powers, articulated on the Congress, brought distrust and rivalry in relation of Balkan countries. Earlier historians were tempted...
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Auschwitz (part 2)

Posted July 1st, 2018 at 10:55 AM by Solidaire
Updated July 2nd, 2018 at 11:33 AM by Solidaire

Entering the Auschwitz museum, a jar of human ashes.
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Prisoners became the property of the Reich, exploited to the fullest. Their personal property and belongings were gathered to be reused as the State saw fit. Their bodies, when not outright destroyed, became working slave-machines, even experiment subjects. Below, pots and pans.
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Suitcases belonging to the deportees to concentration...
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