Tag: military history

BEYOND THUCYDIDES: HERODOTUS, XENOPHON & UNDERSTANDING WAR (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

What if we spent one day on Herodotus, one day on Thucydides, and one ...

REFLECTIONS ON THE HUE CITY MASSACRE (ANNIVERSARIES)

It was the largest battle in the [Vietnam] war in terms of numbers of ...

DOCUMENTS CAN LIE, TOO: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 3)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

JUDGES, NOT LAWYERS: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 2)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

“HISTORY TEACHES US” NOTHING: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 1)

HISTORY IS NOT A BOX OF FACTS, IT IS A STATE OF MIND History ...

HALLOWEEN WHITEBOARD: THE UNDEAD GENERALS, PART 2

there are individuals and events in history so far outside the ordinary that a ...

HALLOWEEN WHITEBOARD: THE UNDEAD GENERALS, PART 1

she laid her hand upon this nation, this corpse, and it rose and followed ...

DEATH OF A GENERAL: EDWARD SIGERFOOS & LEADERS IN WAR

Is it necessary for Generals to be on the modern battlefield? Is it worth ...

THE ART OF WRITING HISTORY

Write in a way that is interesting to you. Write in a way that ...

FROM THE DEAD OF WINTER: WASHINGTON AND VALLEY FORGE

[Washington] believes that if the Army is forced to disperse in order to feed ...

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARIES?

Sadly, historical events seem to require a round number of years to draw attention ...

WHY IS THE VIETNAM WAR EXPERIENCE STILL RELEVANT? — A PODCAST

The success of the Fifties was giving away to the uncertainty of the Sixties, ...

LEARNING STRATEGY BY WALKING THE GROUND — A PODCAST

It’s not that we learn from the past, it’s that we use the past ...

THE “DUSTY SHELVES SERIES”: BRINGING MILITARY HISTORY TO LIFE

Remembering the past is hard, not just because memories fade but because capturing the ...