Monthly Archives: January 2016

Of Swedish Feathers……… by Charles Singleton

The deployment of large groups of musketeers without the support of the pike divisions was a process that was gaining momentum throughout the middle of the 17th century. The King’s Oxford Army was to make great use of them during … Continue reading

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Nikujaga: The Anglo-Japanese Alliance in the Kitchen by Alex Calvo

Cooking, in particular with one’s children, can also be an excellent occasion (or perhaps we should say excuse) to learn some military history. A good example of a suitable dish is Nikujaga (肉じゃが), an Anglo-Japanese dish “invented” (or adapted) by … Continue reading

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Monty’s Functional Doctrine in North West Europe by Charles Forrester

In Monty’s Functional Doctrine, my debut as an author and my first book for Helion, I have attempted to paint a big picture. The book presents a reinterpretation of how British 21st Army Group produced a successful combined arms doctrine … Continue reading

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Netaji is back: Implications for military historians by Alex Calvo

Most historians have not paid that much attention to the Indian National Army (INA) and its leader, Subhas Chandra Bose, who has often merited little more than a few footnotes. This has been in line with Field Marshall Slim’s assessment … Continue reading

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