Tagged: war

Mail Call: R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey spent eleven years in the Marine Corps, Two of which were spent as being a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, India Company 3rd Recruit Training Battalion 1965-67, Arrived...

How to cook like a Viking

The Viking Age was not a time in which to worry about the fat content of food. The Vikings needed all the energy that they could get in the form of fat. Meat, fish,...

The Fall of Gondolin: ‘new’ JRR Tolkien book

JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author called “the first real story” of Middle-earth, will be published...

How Russia stopped the Blitzkrieg

In the first phase of World War II in Europe, Germany sought to avoid a long war. Germany’s strategy was to defeat its opponents in a series of short campaigns. Germany quickly overran much...

Nutella: The miracle of WW2

On April 20 1964 the first jar of Nutella came out from the Ferrero factory in Alba. Its origins, however, date back to the 1940s and before. At least from the 1920s the Ferreros...

The Art of War

  The Art of War By Sun Tzu  Translated by Lionel Giles I. Laying Plans  1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life...

Afghanistan, opium & heroin

A problem that Afghanistan and international governments have tried to eradicate for decades is only getting worse, and China is a big reason why. Last week, Afghanistan released new data showing opium production is...

Nazis on drugs

For his book “Der Totale Rausch” (The Total Rush), published in 2015, the German writer Norman Ohler spent years studying German and U.S. records, including an extensive collection of notes kept by Theodor Morell, the...

Hitler oversimplified

Synopsis Born in Austria in 1889, Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler was chancellor of Germany...