A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]
A young child killed in her bed by a motorist crashing through the wall of her bedroom, children killed by rocket attacks in Syria and fire in a disco killed hundreds of youngsters in Brazil. What terrible tragedies. France sending in troops to fight in Africa…are they mad? After a disaster in Vietnam, which drew … [Read the full story]
What a week for Australia. It’s not what happened here, but rather what we must learn from foreign news. The terrible execution of hostages in Algeria carried out by Muslims in support of Malians and terrorists held in western countries. The result in troops being sent into action will escalate action both in France and … [Read the full story]
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]
I cannot believe our Julia Gillard is pushing for a seat on the UN Security Council. Spending millions of dollars for a seat on a council that has no chance of enhancing security in the world. Look at the competition…it’s between us and Luxembourg, Finland…say no more! We are sending more troops to Afghanistan or … [Read the full story]
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]
After years of study and living history of the past hundred years, I have finally worked out why we are in such a bad way. The Second World War was a time of bombing and destruction and terrible loss of human life. Did we learn anything from two world wars? Well, we learned to keep … [Read the full story]
At Kambula, in northwest Zululand, a force of 2,000 British and Colonial troops under the command of British Colonel Henry Evelyn Wood defeats 20,000 Zulus under King Cetshwayo, turning the tide in the favor of the British in the Zulu War. In 1843, Britain succeeded the Boers as the rulers of Natal, which controlled Zululand, … [Read the full story]
An army sergant whose shout can be heard 1.5 kilometres away is the big noise behind a best-selling action toy. Sgt Major Bill Mott, who drilled troops for the royal wedding, was recorded yelling orders for the Character Group’s $30 Infantryman. But he was ordered to tone it down because he was too loud.
Soldiers will run nine marathons around Camp Bastion in Afghanistan for a charity that helps troops who’ve lost limbs.