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The military world is strange, very, very strange. Here’s proof:

The words “war crime” have been thrown around a lot lately. But what is a war crime? Here’s the answer:

Seriously, watch this before you attempt to write anything set in WWI.

I’ve posted this before. But it still needs looking at.

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Then scroll, all the way down…

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The title says it all. Watch and learn!

This is going to be a complete fanboy rave. That does not mean it’s not true.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a military history geek, especially modern military history, say 1930’s and onward. Not enough to lecture at university, but enough to know what the War of the Running Dogs was, and who Martin van Creveld is.

And I love Perun.

There are a lot of great military history channels on YouTube. HistoryMarche for ancient history, Drachinifel for naval history, Lindybeige for, well, everything (including jitterbug). But Perun stands out. (more…)

Fast Fourier Transform, the mathematic wizardry that enables everything from WiFi to Nuclear Disarmament.

A classic Soviet WWII weapon, made in the millions, and likely a contributing factor to the Allies’ winning the war.

For the WWII nerds among you – here’s what Fall Gelb, Nazi Germany’s invasion of France and the low lands, looks like compressed to a single minute.

Banner: Movie clickDo you know who’s the biggest murderer in the history of the world, in terms of raw numbers? Can you guess?

If you guessed Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Ghenghis Khan, or any of their ilk, you’re wrong.

The answer is Thomas Midgley Jr. An unimposing man, a chemist, who created a couple of widely used inventions, then got strangled by one.

Watch for yourself: