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Confederates in Ethiopia: American industrial warfare and Egyptian imperialism in central Africa

May 6, 2017

By James A. Fargher The 1874-1884 Egyptian-Ethiopian War is one of the 19th century’s more obscure conflicts.  One of the most surprising aspects of the conflict is that it involved a group of ex-Confederate officers who had been hired by an Ottoman viceroy to conquer an empire in central Africa. These Confederate veterans had fought … Continue reading “Confederates in Ethiopia: American industrial warfare and Egyptian imperialism in central Africa”


Book Review: Belfast to Benghazi

October 10, 2016

Reviewed by: Andrea Vasori Rupert Wieloch, Belfast to Benghazi: Untold challenges of war, (Cirencester: Mereo Books), 2016; ISBN-13: 978-1861515667 War is a notoriously complex event. It impacts the life of thousands of individuals, each of which with her own different perspective on the conflict. For this reason, personal records are invaluable in helping to grasp the … Continue reading “Book Review: Belfast to Benghazi”


With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading

May 7, 2013

By Jill R. Russell In late 2003 a colleague of General James Mattis wrote to him asking for a few words on the importance of reading and military history for the officer, even where it might seem that one was “too busy to read.” His response went viral over email – had it been in … Continue reading “With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading”


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