What was the Occupation of the Ruhr?

Introduction The Occupation of the Ruhr (German: Ruhrbesetzung) was a period of military occupation of the Ruhr region of Germany by France and Belgium between 11 January 1923 and 25 August 1925. France and Belgium occupied the heavily industrialised Ruhr Valley in response to Germany defaulting on reparation payments dictated by the victorious powers after… Read More


Military Boots: Effective Techniques for Ultimate Comfort

Do you imagine Military boots to be big, heavy things that can make your feet incredibly uncomfortable. That is no longer the norm. Breathable, waterproof and even antibacterial combat boots are now readily available.  However, you still need to make sure that you get the correct size and fit. There are also several effective techniques… Read More

Full Body Kettlebell Workout

Introduction Have you tried a kettlebell workout yet? You have probably seen those strange looking cannonball weights in the corner of the gym. Maybe you have even wondered whether they are any good for building muscle and getting strong.  The answer is, hell yeah! Kettlebells will allow you to develop the type of functional strength… Read More

What is Killed in Action?

Introduction Killed in action (KIA) is a casualty classification generally used by militaries to describe the deaths of their own combatants at the hands of hostile forces. Background The United States Department of Defence, for example, says that those declared KIA need not have fired their weapons but have been killed due to hostile attack.… Read More

Things to Consider before Getting an AR 15 Upper Receivers

So, you wish to build your own AR-15 upper receiver? This article aims to make it as quick and painless as possible for you. The article will discuss why each individual part was selected and which tools are really needed for a successful build. It will then go through two (2) different builds that should… Read More

What was the Occupation of the Rhineland (1918-1930)?

Introduction The Occupation of the Rhineland from 01 December 1918 until 30 June 1930 was a consequence of the collapse of the Imperial German Army in 1918. Despite Germany’s proving victorious on the eastern front following the Russian Revolution, the military high command had failed to prevent the continuing erosion of morale, both domestically and… Read More

What was the Battle of Brunekeberg (1471)?

Introduction The Battle of Brunkeberg was fought on 10 October 1471 between the Swedish regent Sten Sture the Elder and forces led by Danish king Christian I. Sture won a decisive victory. Part of the Dano-Swedish War (1470 to 1471). Background In May 1471, Sten Sture the Elder had been elected as Lord Protector of… Read More