This is Air Control to Lloyd George: Air Control and the Disposition of the British Empire in the immediate post-WWI era, 1919-29

In the immediate aftermath of World War One Great Britain was in dire straits. The actions of the Lloyd George government, British labour movements, the international currency markets, and British industrialists had resulted in a confluence of events which would hamper the British Economy for the rest of the decade. The most significant of these … Continue reading This is Air Control to Lloyd George: Air Control and the Disposition of the British Empire in the immediate post-WWI era, 1919-29

Baiting the Bear: Influence of the Soviet Military in the execution of foreign policy during the Soviet-Afghan War

Soviet foreign policy during the Cold War was heavily influenced by the military. The Soviet Armed Forces (VS SSSR) consisted of six forces, in official order of precedence, the Strateigic Rocket Forces (RVSN), Ground Forces (SA, Sovietskaya Armiya), Air Defence Forces (V PVO), Air Forces (VVS), Navy (VMF), Civil Defence (GO), and Internal Troops (VV … Continue reading Baiting the Bear: Influence of the Soviet Military in the execution of foreign policy during the Soviet-Afghan War

Freaky FALs – Unusual FAL Variations

Introduction The Fusil Automatique Léger, or Light Automatic Rifle, is a weapon which needs little introduction. Widely acclaimed as the “right arm of the free world”, it is a gas-operated, tilting breech design which has served countless nations, and seen innumerable conflicts. A Belgian design by the esteemed Dieudonne Saive, the FAL matured at the same time as … Continue reading Freaky FALs – Unusual FAL Variations

History – British Pathfinders of WWII

Featured Image: British Paratroopers synchronize watched in advance of Operation Tonga (Courtesy of Wikipedia).   Being a Pathfinder is among the hardest and most difficult tasks for any infantryman or soldier to attempt. Beginning first with being part of a small portion of society, the military, and smaller still, the Airborne, Pathfinders are a unique … Continue reading History – British Pathfinders of WWII

History – LRRP

Featured Image:  LRRP (Long Range Recon Patrol) teams loading onto helicopters for a insertion on their missions, South Vietnam 1967 (Image Courtesy of Special Forces 78). Long-range reconnaissance patrols, also known as ‘LRRP’ were small teams of highly trained and specialized soldiers that was created during Vietnam to conduct infiltration and reconnaissance behind enemy lines. … Continue reading History – LRRP