Life for the Russian Soldier During the Napoleonic wars

The various wars fought in the period between 1803-1815 are referred to largely as the Napoleonic wars. Napoleon, as leader of France, led his country in a number of conflicts against other European nations following the French revolution. Russia, being a powerful European state, was involved in a number of conflicts and thus mobilised a…

10 Interesting Facts About Germany in WW2

1. In Most Cases, German Soldiers were better than Allied Soldiers Now this one can be difficult to explain, as what is the definition of a ‘better soldier’? After all Germany did lose the war. But if you look at all the battles where German troops fought allied troops, they outperformed the allies almost every…

Book Review – Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie

Robert Leckie, nicknamed ‘Lucky’, fought with the US 1st Marine division as a machine gunner and scout in the pacific theatre of operations in World War 2. Leckie fought at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and finally at Peleliu where he was wounded and taken back to the states for treatment. Many years after the war Leckie wrote…