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African Wars of Independence

Tim Stapleton.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9424 words.

While most African states gained independence through negotiation with outgoing European colonial rulers during the late 1950s and 1960s, some experienced wars between stubborn colonial and...

Air Transport

John Plating.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 8565 words.

The history of military air transport is largely an overlooked field of academic research. Within the field that is airpower studies, there is no shortage of literature on topics concerning...

The Allied Bombardment of Occupied Europe During World War II

Stephen A. Bourque.

in Military History

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10697 words.

Although occupied Europe absorbed more bombs than Germany until the middle of 1944, few of the air war’s standard accounts examine details of operations against France, Belgium, the...

All-Volunteer Army, Post-Vietnam Through 2016

Stephen A. Bourque.

in Military History

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 11315 words.

Spanning the end of the Vietnam War and the demise of the draftee army to the closing days of the presidential administration of Barack Obama, academic historians have only begun to address...

American Colonial Wars

James C. Bradford.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 11558 words.

The colonial period of US history was rife with military conflict between European immigrants and Native Americans/Indians, among rival European imperial powers, among groups of European...

American Indian Wars

Robert Wooster.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9292 words.

Reflecting the society and culture in which they lived, early writers tended to portray the American Indian wars—defined here as military contests between indigenous peoples and Europeans...

American Indian Wars

Robert Wooster.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9171 words.

Reflecting the society and culture in which they lived, early writers tended to portray the American Indian wars—defined here as military contests between indigenous peoples and Europeans...

American War of Independence

Ricardo A. Herrera.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 14037 words.

What had once been the preserve of popular writers trumpeting American battlefield prowess against British military conservatism has become an increasingly sophisticated field of study,...

Ancient Indian Warfare

Torkel Brekke.

in Military History

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 6687 words.

The meaning of terms like “ancient,” “classical,” “early medieval,” and “medieval” India have been the issue of some debate, and there is no absolute agreement among scholars about the...

Animals and the Military

Gervase Phillips.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9980 words.

Any sustained reading of military history quickly reveals how a general human assumption of dominion over all other forms of life has ensured that warfare, besides its obvious association...

Animals and the Military

Gervase Phillips.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9980 words.

Any sustained reading of military history quickly reveals how a general human assumption of dominion over all other forms of life has ensured that warfare, besides its obvious association...

Antoine-Henri Jomini

Eman M. Vovsi.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9082 words.

Antoine-Henri Baron de Jomini (b. 1779–d. 1869) has become one of the most influential military theorists of the modern age. His principles, which at some point formed the basis for...

Arab-Israeli Wars, 1948–Present

George L. Simpson.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7981 words.

The conflict between Jews and Arabs claiming the same land has historically erupted into wars, and has sometimes been an existential struggle. Historians and observers have offered starkly...

Arctic Warfare

Adam Lajeunesse.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7437 words.

Warfare in the Arctic has, for the most part, been a historical oddity. The region boasts few significant cities to capture, small populations, a harsh environment, and little...

Arctic Warfare

Adam Lajeunesse.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7437 words.

Warfare in the Arctic has, for the most part, been a historical oddity. The region boasts few significant cities to capture, small populations, a harsh environment, and little...

Armed Forces of the Ottoman Empire, 1683-1918

Virginia H. Aksan.

in Military History

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 5003 words.

The Ottoman Empire (c. 1300–1918) ruled over most of the territories of what is now known as the Middle East. The Ottomans were a Muslim dynasty (the house of Osman) that governed...

Armored War

Louis DiMarco.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10425 words.

There are various ways to approach an all-encompassing subject such as armored warfare. Few authors treat the subject as an entity separate from other issues, and so comprehensive...

Arms Control and Disarmament

Mark Moyar.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7145 words.

Humans have wielded weapons since the beginning of recorded history, both against other humans and the beasts that threatened them or provided them sustenance. With the rise of the modern...

Artillery

Boyd L. Dastrup.

in Military History

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10294 words.

During the early years of the 21st century, field artillery achieved unparalleled accuracy with the introduction of precision-guided munitions. Such munitions allowed a gun crew to hit a...

Australia from the Colonial Era to the Present

Jeffrey Grey and Craig Stockings.

in Military History

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 18521 words.

The global wars of the 20th century have had a defining effect on the course of Australian history. Despite its relative youth and small size, the Australian nation has chosen to become...