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5 victorious wars that became fateful for Russia - Russia Beyond

<b>Struggle against Mamai (1374-1380)</b><p>Since the middle of the 13th century the various Russian principalities had been politically and economically dependent on the Golden Horde. In the late 14th century the strengthened Moscow Principality tried to throw off the power of the khans.<p>Following the …

World History

After Mysteriously Disappearing in WWI, Australia’s First Submarine Finally Found

After 103 years, one of Australia’s most perplexing maritime mysteries has been solved. This week, as Lindsey Bever reports for <i>The Washington Post</i>, a …

Australian Defence Force

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

<b>Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.</b><p>In their sample of the Irish population, the researchers identified 10 genetic groupings - clusters - that roughly mirror ancient boundaries.<p>The results also suggest the …

The Vikings in Ireland

In early Medieval Europe, a prime subject of frightening tales-come-true were the famously marauding and pillaging Vikings, spilling out of their …

Soissonois Regiment - American Revolutionary War Forums

During the American Revolution the French provided significant support that included supplies and troops. The Soissonois Regiment was a French …

Controversial book argues NZ should not have fought in WW2

Controversial book argues New Zealand should not have fought in World War Two<p><i>Phoney Wars: New Zealand Society in the Second World War</i>, a new book …

The Meaning of Strategy, Part I: The Origins - Texas National Security Review

At the heart of the historical study of strategy is a tension between the consideration of strategy as practice, which is bound up with the history …

The Crucible of Conflict – 10 Ways World War Two Forged Our Modern Age

“Countless innovations in science, medicine and social organization grew out of the conflict.” THE SECOND WORLD WAR was one of the most catastrophic …

Josef Stalin

Could the Charge of the Light Brigade have worked?

Middle East tensions. Russian soldiers in Crimea. Western nations’ warships in the Black Sea. Those descriptions sound like Russia’s 2014 takeover of …

History

Oslo to Copenhagen - relaxation and beauty on the country roads of Scandinavia

Jo Moir/ Stuff<p>12 days in Southern Scandinavia<p>The comparison between New Zealand and Norway is often made, usually in the context that Norway has done …

How America’s Colonel Kurtz Beat Back North Korea

His code-breakers helped the U.S. turn back a North Korean invasion, but Donald Nichols would soon veer out of control, losing touch with morality, …

The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails

Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.

Business Technology

How the US Stopped Japan's Naval Blitzkrieg in the Pacific

Many history books say the turning point of the Pacific War was the Battle of Midway in June 1942.<p>But a month before Midway, in a patch of ocean …

What to Know About the Miraculous True Story Behind Dunkirk

The story of the World War II evacuation at Dunkirk — the subject of Christopher Nolan’s well-reviewed new film — starts well before the men who were …

Dunkirk: the Little Ships that bought our soldiers home and inspired a film

<b>This piece was first published in 2015 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation and is being republished to coincide with the opening of the new Christopher Nolan film, Dunkirk.</b><p>All week, the pleasure cruiser Marsayru has puttered down the River Thames towards the English Channel.<p>She …

Not Everyone Escaped at Dunkirk. This Is What Happened After the Rescue

<i>The 1940 evacuation at Dunkirk — the subject of Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed new film — remains one of World War II’s most striking</i> …

Christopher Nolan

Just 50 Miles From Niagara Falls Lies the True Waterfall Capital of the World

When it comes to North American waterfalls, the first one that comes to people’s minds is usually the mighty Niagara Falls on the American-Canadian …

Hiking

The Battle of France and the Flight to Dunkirk

Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how the Allied forces got into such a predicament, with a huge part of the British Expeditionary …

What happened to the French army after Dunkirk

The evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in May 1940 from Dunkirk by a flotilla of small ships has entered British folklore. Dunkirk, …

World History

Pack of the Future? Check Out the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor

If you’re in the market for a new backpack and you value things like comfort, ease of use, versatility, and Back to the Future puns, then the Sierra …

'Hell on Earth': Last Surviving Veterans Tell What the Battle of Dunkirk Was Really Like

Trapped on a French beach as German warplanes attacked, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops thought they were doomed.<p>Many were. But in …

Cillian Murphy

How to use Tinder as your personal concierge abroad

IT WAS NEW YEAR’S DAY in Quebec City, and everything was closed. Most people were recovering from the night before. My friends and I didn’t want to …

At the Site of Germany’s Biggest World War II Battle, a Changing View of History

SEELOW, Germany — In the best mellow spirit of modern Germany, the local authorities in Seelow wanted to build a bike path so the increasing number of tourists could expand their rides across the tranquil flat plain of the Oder River and into neighboring Poland.<p>This being the site of the biggest …

10 Best Historical Destinations in Europe You Must See in Your Lifetime

1. The Old City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia<p>Walk the entire circuit around the old city from the 25m high city walls. They were built and fortified …

A Short Timeline of the Fall of the Roman Empire

Some of the Main Events Leading to the End of the Western Roman Empire<p>Rome, according to tradition, was founded in 753 BCE. It wasn't until 509 BCE, …

Artificial Intelligence, Explained

From personal assistants like Siri, to movie suggestions on Netflix, artificial intelligence (NYSE:AI) is rapidly becoming ubiquitous in everyday …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

5 minutes ago<p>NFL teams have already started making cap-saving roster cuts, with more to come in the next few weeks. Will the 49ers make any of their …

College Football

From the archives: The Great Fire of Montreal

This story was first published on July 12, 2003, in the Montreal Gazette.<p>The Great Fire of Montreal: No one died but much misery was caused by the …

Canada

Hugging the Knees of the Himalayas on a Nepal Tea House Trek

<b>Hugging the Knees of the Himalayas on a Nepal Tea House Trek</b><br>By Tim Leffel<p><i>A five-day tease of a trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal turns out to be</i> …

Yes, You'll Make It To Katahdin

Katahdin is a mountain.<br>It rises 5,267 feet out of the Maine wilderness to form the northern end of the Appalachian Trail.<p>If you want to summit …

Hiking