Vassal of Christ put together this summary of the Hundred Years War through a series of articles posted in the previous publication, Demetrios Magazine. All the articles have been combined into one for The Hunting Call. Part One: Background and Edwardian Phase (1314-1369) The Hundred Years War was a 14th and 15th century dynastic struggle… Continue reading The Hundred Years War
In the bush war, the Rhodesians were faced with an enemy primarily composed of poorly disciplined, yet armed and violent gangs. Instead of going up against proper soldiers, they had to counter the efforts of ideological terrorists and opportunist criminals. These men were trained in Mozambique and Zambia, where apparently the commissars were more worried… Continue reading ZANLA and ZIPRA: Terrorists and Poor Fighters
Translated from Russian, the source can be found here. September 1st Arrived in the village of Conti: a dozen and a half shabby peasant houses, and a church in the center, apparently built during the reign of Tsar Gorokh. It was drizzling with rain… We went into one of the houses, it was in terribly… Continue reading Jakob Polukhina’s Combat Diary (Battle of Ebro, 1937)
Night vision is incredibly valuable in modern warfare. As the name implies, it enables soldiers to see very clearly after dark without revealing their position. This provides a great advantage over anyone who doesn't have night vision. You can see them, but they can't see you - except, perhaps, when your muzzle flashes. In 1935, Allgemeine… Continue reading The Zielgerät 1229: Nazi Night Vision
Forty-two White army veterans joined the Carlist Requeté militias during the Spanish Civil War.
Finding interviews archived by the Veterans History Project, I have compiled just a handful of these - four to be exact - to summarize in this article. The full interviews are linked throughout the article, as I only quote select portions I believe especially interesting or relevant.
Tim Bax's autobiography, Three Sips of Gin, focuses mostly on his military career in the service of Rhodesia, especially his time as a member of the famed Selous Scouts. It is an engaging story, one that provides a valuable glimpse into the bush war and most of Tim Bax's life, who doesn't even begin his… Continue reading “Three Sips of Gin” – Tim Bax’s Experience in the Selous Scouts