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III - Minor casualties and two defeats

Posted December 2nd, 2017 at 10:29 PM by Josefa (Napoleon as a matchmaker)
Updated December 3rd, 2017 at 08:20 AM by Josefa

It may be unfair towards Messieurs Duroc, Rapp and Talleyrand to refer to them as "minor casualties" in Napoleons's war on bachelorhood. But as there's by far less information on their marriages, except that they didn't turn out to be happy, I'll cut these stories short.

Click the image to open in full size. - Géraud (or Gérard) Christophe Michel Duroc may have been the closest thing to an actual friend that Napoleon...
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Liam Lynch the (would be) negotiator, 1922

Posted November 30th, 2017 at 02:13 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Article on Liam Lynch and his attempts to avert civil war in Ireland (second part in a series).

The Chains of Trust: Liam Lynch and the Slide into Civil War, 1922 (Part II)

Four days after the anti-Treaty IRA seized the Four Courts in Dublin, Lynch wrote to his brother, exulting at how he was "absolutely certain that the Free State was sent to its doom by our action last week.” While Lynch had his regrets, he was determined not to let them deter him from doing what...
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I have a problem.

Posted October 29th, 2017 at 05:37 PM by CrazyDinaric
Updated October 29th, 2017 at 05:41 PM by CrazyDinaric

As you can see from my location, I'm from Croatia. I have to admit that I'm somehow ashamed of my Slavic descent.

I have been spending some time reading posts on the forum called Skadi forum, about Germanic superiority over Slavs, even over ancient cultures like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians etc. They were saying that the reason behind the Roman and Greek success is that the ruling class was comprised of people with blonde hair and blue eyes ruling over the tan skinned population....
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The Dramatic Fall of Robespierre

Posted October 24th, 2017 at 10:04 AM by Eryl Enki

The Dramatic Fall of Robespierre

By Enki/Quetzalcoatl

Robespierre had been absent from public life for more than one month when he appeared again at the Convention on the 8 Thermidor*. Upon his return, Robespierre attacked those who he thought had discredited the revolution. He railed against 'certain individuals', but did not mention any names. This was a monumental mistake, since many of his listeners were alarmed, whether they were...
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Snippets from Mărăşti, Mărăşeşti and Oituz

Posted September 8th, 2017 at 07:42 PM by Offspring
Updated September 8th, 2017 at 07:48 PM by Offspring

It's been a century since the battles of Mărăşti, Mărăşeşti and Oituz. A few months ago, I bought a special edition of our biggest history magazine:

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The following are from that magazine. I hope you'll enjoy them.

German patrols went near the Romanian line, at night, and asked: "Ruski? Ruski?". A Romanian...
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