Worst British Military Disaster of Each Decade, 1700s-1950s (pt.2)

Click for Part 1 Retreat from Kabul, 1842 In the 19th Century, Great Britain greatly feared that the Russian Empire's expansionism could spill into the Asian subcontinent. To counter this threat, they moved to establish a presence in Afghanistan (sandwiched between the two empires) and install a pro-British regime. In 1839 a 20,000 strong army... Continue Reading →

The Wolf Truce, 1917

A story came out of the horrors of the First World War of an enemy of a novel kind; that wolves on the Eastern Front grew so bold, so numerous, soldiers on both sides were forced to turn their guns on these pack predators. It was the Winter 1917 and WW1 was into its fourth... Continue Reading →

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