Hit What…

“Hit hard, hit first, hit often.” Admiral Halsey (1882 to 1959) William Frederick Halsey, Junior, also known as Bull Halsey, was a US naval commander who led vigorous campaigns in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He was a leading exponent of warfare using carrier-based aircraft and became known for his daring tactics. Advertisements… Read More

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Force of Arms & Not Force of Arms…

“The goal of this kind of warfare will encompass more than merely using means that involve the force of arms to control the enemy to accept one’s own will. Rather, the goal should be to use all means whatsoever-means that involve the force of arms and means that do not involve the force of arms,… Read More

What is a “Tarpaulin” Sailor?

“In the early 16th century, the modern navies acquired officers from the ranks of enlisted sailors, who had worked their way up to command. These officers are known as “tarpaulin” sailors. They were from very modest families, but were highly experienced with ship handling and naval warfare. The respective navies of the world powers grew… Read More

Lieutenant Commander Alfredo Astiz: The Last POW in Britain

Alfredo Astiz has the dubious honour of being the last prisoner of war ever to be held in Britain – and the Government of the day could no’t wait to get rid of him. Astiz, an Argentine naval Lieutenant Commander (OF-3), was captured by British military forces who retook the island of South Georgia in… Read More

China & the World’s Most Sensitive Submarine Detector … Almost!

“COULD China soon have the world’s most sensitive submarine detector? On 21 June, the Chinese Academy of Sciences hailed a breakthrough – a major upgrade to a kind of quantum device that measures magnetic fields. Then the announcement vanished, after a Hong Kong newspaper pointed out the potential military implications: the invention could help China lock down the South China… Read More

Changing: History & Warfare

“Throughout the entire course of history, warfare is always changing.” André Beaufre (1902-1975) André Beaufre was a French Army officer and military strategist who attained the grade of Général d’Armée before his retirement in 1961.