World war 1

The Italian invasion of Libya – Una Fatalia Storica

This article was previewed on the site for a time and the full article is now in the magazine. Click here for more information! Meanwhile the next articles in this series are here:  The Libyan Experiment and Italian Subjugation under Mussolini Fourth Shore – The Italian Colonization of Libya   And here is the start […]

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Cuban Cold War Capital: Havana

The American made “staghound” tank occupies a place of honor on the campus of the University of Havana. Local yore says this tank was a Christmas gift from Eisenhower to Batista in 1957. The armored vehicle is one of the few remaining artifacts of the military relationship which the Cuban government had with the United […]

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Killing the King – The English Civil War

In the final in the English Civil War series of articles, Myra King looks at how the English Civil War progressed, finally leading to King Charles I being put on trial by Oliver Cromwell’s government. In this series on the English Civil War, we have previously considered the Divine Right of Kings, and Henry VIII […]

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Here’s to you Sullivan Ballou…

On this day, July 14, 1861, on the eve of the first major Civil War engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run, Sullivan Ballou, from Camp Clark, Washington D.C., wrote home to his wife in Smithfield, Rhode Island. How beautifully and compelling he wrote…I wish we still communicated this way. My very dear Sarah:  The […]

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“Over Lincoln’s dead body” … the bizarre story

By Don Radebaugh — When Fleetwood Lindley died in 1963, he would officially go down in history as the last person to have looked upon the face of Abraham Lincoln, albeit the “viewing” came 36 years after Lincoln’s death. Lindley was among several other witnesses who “signed off” on the 16th President before he was […]

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