On this day…in 1916

On January 8, 1916, Allied forces stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire. The Gallipoli Campaign resulted in 250,000 Allied casualties and greatly discredited Allied military command. Roughly an equal number of Turks were killed or wounded. In early 1915, the … [Read the full story]

Taliban celebrate the death of Diggers on Twitter

As the family and loved ones of Sapper James Martin prepare to farewell the Australian soldier, the Taliban has taken to Twitter to glorify a rogue Afghan accused of killing him and two other diggers in Afghanistan. The Taliban posted a photo of former Afghan army sergeant Hekmatullah on Twitter last week. It shows him … [Read the full story]

Tour De France already has it’s casualties

The butcher’s bill at the end of the first week of the Tour de France is always heavy. There are claims that the 2011 Tour has been worse than most. In fact, similar things were said about the 1996 and 1997 races, when there were crashes galore, and about the Tours of 2003 and 2004, … [Read the full story]