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Understanding the Language of War: Tony Blair and Winston Churchill

Tony Blair

by Mark Thompson It’s May 13, 1940. Winston Churchill has been prime minister of the United Kingdom for three days. This is his first speech to the House of Commons as the nation’s leader. It is also day four of

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Solomon Islands Campaign, August 7, 1942 – December 25, 1943

Solomon Islands Campaign

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The Solomon Islands Campaign By April 1942, the Japanese line extended from the Burma–India border, east to the Philippines, New Britain and the Solomon Islands. Air and naval bases at Bougainville and

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The Higgins Boat: America’s First Amphibious Warfare Strategy

Higgins Boat

Michael E. Haskew From the inception of amphibious warfare strategy and tactics, the Marine Corps sought the most efficient method of moving fighting men from ship to shore. Finding a proper landing craft that could reach the beach and discharge

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How General George Washington Spies Defeated the British

General George Washington

by John A. Nagy General George Washington was always concerned about spies. They were a constant problem except when the armies were on the move. He knew he could not stop all of them, so feeding them false information was

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The Battle of Cambrai–St Quentin, Sept 27 – Oct 9,1918

Cambrai-St Quentin

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The attack on the Cambrai–St Quentin sector was intended as the British portion of a joint offensive all along the Western Front. French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the architect of Allied strategy, wanted

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