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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it

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Blitzkrieg was never a codified dogma in the German army. Rather it evolved due to a situational requirement. Schwerpunkt, literally means, ‘Heavy-point’, although a better translation might be ‘Focal point’…. Continue Reading


The Oblique order

The Oblique order was most famously used by Frederick the Great at the Battle of Leuthen in Silesia on the 5th December 1757 during which a Prussian army defeated a… Continue Reading



In the ‘tactical’ sense Death-ground is largely accepted to be ground on which you are very likely to die. It is a battleground from which there can be no retreat…. Continue Reading



Koevoet was the colloquial name given a police paramilitary unit based in South West Africa (now Namibia) during the South African border war in the 1980’s. Its official name was… Continue Reading

Philosophy, Stoicism


“It is also a mistake to conceptualize nature romantically. Rich, modern city-dwellers, surrounded by hot, baking concrete, imagine the environment as something pristine and paradisal, like a French impressionist landscape…. Continue Reading


The Gadsden Flag

The Gadsden Flag is named after its designer, Christopher Gadsden (1724 – 1805), a merchant, politician and general who created the flag during the American Revolution in 1775. The flag… Continue Reading