Polemology Positions

Polemology Positions
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Created 21 Jan 2021
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  • Hero of 1918 'Did Not Even Know What The Marine Corps Was' When He Joined It
    28 Jun 20221 day ago
    “The only map our battalion had was a little hashered map about six inches square and very inaccurate,” Lt. Col. James McBrayer Sellers, USMC, wrote of the battle at Belleau Wood. Even this was unavai...
  • The Art of Indirect Fire in the Seven Years' War
    26 Jun 2022
    There is not much information on Simeon Ben Jochai, the Jewish engraver who etched the above image into colored copper. Few artistic professions were open to Jews in most of Germany at the time; print...
  • Putin is Setting Russia Up to Fail
    21 Jun 2022 1 0
    When Vladimir Putin resumed his supposed proxy war against NATO in February, Ukraine was still mostly equipped with Russian weaponry. By necessity, that has begun to change. The longer the war continu...
  • The Walls of John Fowke (Audio Version)
    12 Jun 2022
    It was a dramatic scene by design. On the fateful day in January 1642 that King Charles I swept into Parliament expecting to arrest his enemies, he was embarrassed by their absence. Instead of the mor...
  • Infinite Voyage of the Navigational Mind
    10 Jun 2022
    Torres islanders on a bamboo raft, 1906. Via Encyclopedia of New Zealand In “Around Cape Horn,” a video produced by Mystic Seaport in 1980, Captain Irving Johnson narrates film footage from his first ...
  • I Should Be Charging You For This
    09 Jun 2022 2 0
    An aerial reconnaissance photo of France in 1915. Just kidding! That is a recent photo of eastern Ukraine after a World War I-style artillery battle This thing has happened a few times lately. While r...
  • To Win the Battle of the Black Sea
    07 Jun 2022
    No country is an island. All wars that have ever been fought in Ukraine disrupted the existing global food system. The first step in restoring Ukraine’s links to the world economy and reducing worldwi...
  • The Walls of John Fowke
    05 Jun 2022
    John Fowke’s portrait It was a dramatic scene by design. On the fateful day in January 1642 that King Charles I swept into Parliament expecting to arrest his enemies, he was embarrassed by their absen...
  • How A Ukrainian Offensive Could Finally Trigger That Formal Russian Declaration Of War
    22 May 2022 2 0
    Photo credit Olga Maltseva. Via Twitter Ukraine has a lot of technicals, or converted civilian vehicles, by necessity. Until recently, they were the weaker power improvising weapons. Now, Russia needs...
  • Forgotten Sunrise: Shiv Kunal Verma's Epic History of the Second Kashmir War
    18 May 2022 2 1
    It sounds like a fantasy combat video game scenario. At the Battle of Asal Uttar, Pakistan had American M-47 and M-48 Patton tanks, while India had British Centurion tanks and some French AMX-13s, but...
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