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Raimondo Montecuccoli: Military Commander and Writer

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Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609-1680),Prince and Count of the Empire, Lieutenant-General and Field Marshal, Lord of Hohenegg, Osterbug, Gleiss and Haindorf, President of the Hofkriegsrat (the Royal Council of War of the Austrian Habsburg), Great Master of artillery and fortifications, Governor of Gyor, owner and Colonel of a cavalry regiment, Royal Secret Counselor, Chamberlain and Knight of the Order of the Golden...
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Pre-battle Speeches: Truth or Fiction?

Posted March 5th, 2014 at 09:27 AM by M.E.T.H.O.D.

"The making of a speech by a general to a whole army before a Battle is often read of in our best Histories, as well as romances, but ought in my belief to be found only in the latter..." Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery "A treatise of the Art of War (London, 1677)
Military speeches are now almost a staple of our popular culture: every movie or television series that involves battles, both historical or set in a fantasy world, contains scenes where the commander on call is seen...
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The “carta de logu” of the giudicato of arborea(sardinia)

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 02:33 AM by M.E.T.H.O.D.

THE “CARTA DE LOGU” OF THE GIUDICATO OF ARBOREA(SARDINIA)
A brief history of the Giudicato and its legal code


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Coat of Arms of the Giudicato of Arborea

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After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Island of Sardinia was occupied by the Vandals and in 534 was conquered by the forces of the Byzantine Empire, becoming a province of the Exarchate of Africa. The Emperor appointed a “praeses”...
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The Battle of Ravenna: 500th Anniversary

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 07:35 AM by M.E.T.H.O.D.

THE BATTLE OF RAVENNA
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Wednesday April 11 2012 is going to be the 500th anniversary of the battle of Ravenna, fought between France and the Holy League; one the most important and bloodiest clashes of the Italian Wars(1494-1559).


ANTECEDENT: THE HOLY LEAGUE
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The battle of Ravenna is part of the...
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Alfonso Felici: Life of a Soldier

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 02:15 AM by M.E.T.H.O.D.

Alfonso Felici (born in 1923) entered WWII by sneaking into a train headed to the Greek front, despite his age(he was 17 years old at the time) he managed to convince the officers of his intentions and so was enlisted in the 279th Company of the 3rd Alpine Division Julia.
The baptism of fire arrived soon for Alfonso, but the Italian military situation in Greece deteriorated pretty fast: harsh climatic conditions(especially the mud),weak food rations, obsolete equipment and an enemy that...
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