Pierre Denis Legault

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Every Stop You Need to Make on the Ring of Kerry

In a country made for great road trips, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry manages to stand out as one of the most scenic drives. Cutting through the …

Ireland

15 Bucket List Worthy Destinations to Visit in Australia

For many, visiting Australia is a top bucket list item. It no surprise with its postcard beaches, indigenous flora and fauna, and long list of …

Bucket Lists

10 Bloodiest Roman Battles From History

The Roman Empire was one of the greatest Empires in history, and it took hundreds of epic roman battles to get there. Rome was so powerful it didn’t …

World History

American History for Truthdiggers: The Forgotten and Peculiar War of 1812

<i>Editor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help</i> …

World History

10 Reasons The German People Elected Adolf Hitler

The Nazis didn’t just seize power—they were voted in. It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when Adolf Hitler was a name on a ballot in a …

World History

Lightning Strikes – 11 Electrifying Facts About Lockheed’s Legendary P-38

Lockheed’s iconic P-38 Lightning could reach speeds of more than 400 mph and could fly distances of up to 1,700 miles (or more with drop tanks). Its …

Aviation

The Surprising Reason Why the Battle of Gettysburg Took Place Where It Did

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below</i> …

Gettysburg

These Are the Most Elite Special Operations Forces in the U.S.

These Are the Most Elite Special Operations Forces in the U.S.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Archaeology

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 …

American Revolution

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 …

New Zealand

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 …

World 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 …

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 …

World 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.

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Recruitment

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 …

University of Cambridge

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 …

Sailing

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> …

World History

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 …

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 …

Dunkirk

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, …

Central Africa

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 …

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 …

Relationships