Barbarossa

23 Jan 19
Petra Peters

In November 2018 we spent three weeks near Tarragona. Now I tell you about the last stage on our way north and home, starting from Cadaqués to Valence in France, with a commemoration stop in Portbou (Catalonia). . Portbo, the small city next to the border with France, reminds of the drama of Walter Benjamin Portbou was […]

22 Jan 19
Wargaming3D

Poland Rules! Wargaming World War 2 very often centres on the Late War battles between armoured behemoths on a gaming table festooned with rocket launchers, armoured half-tracks and every other conceivable weapon short of the Death Star. But if you only gamed the Late War, you are cheating yourself. It is like walking into a […]

23 Jan 19
COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

BY PAUL NEWALL There’s an old maxim that goes along the lines of “don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes”. So, in the interests of being fair, I decided to do some digging into the arguments of the Remain campaign. No Deal Brexit will destroy our exporting industries and lower our GDP […]

22 Jan 19
weltraumarchaeologie

Der russische Doppeladler – Herkunft und Geschichte RT – KÖNIGSBERG 22. 01. 2019 Über die Herkunft wie Symbolik des russischen Doppeladlers gibt es zwei Varianten. Die erste Variante spricht davon, das der Adler auf byzantinische Traditionen zurück geht und von dort wenn man so will verliehen resp. importiert wurde. Das soll so um 1453 gewesen […]

22 Jan 19
EXPOSEDNews TV

Wewelsburg (German pronunciation: [ˈveːvl̩sbʊɐ̯k]) is a Renaissance castle located in the village of Wewelsburg, which is a district of the town of Büren, Westphalia, in the Landkreis of Paderborn in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The castle has a triangular layout – three round towers connected by massive walls. After 1934, it was used by the SS under Heinrich Himmler, and was to be expanded into a complex […]

21 Jan 19
Bridgwater News

1189 Philip Augustus, Henry II of England and Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade. 1648 In Maryland, the first woman lawyer in the colonies, Margaret Brent, is denied a vote in the Maryland Assembly. 1785 Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa and Wyandot Indians sign the treaty of Fort McIntosh, ceding present-day Ohio to the United States. […]

21 Jan 19
The Players' Aid

I came across a really interesting game called Hero of the Soviet Union a few months ago while perusing the Wargamer Group on Facebook. The designer is Christopher Davis and I have really enjoyed the journey as he has shared pictures of the components as he has designed them. I was very glad when he […]

21 Jan 19
The Vault

“She (Athena) assumed the appearance of Mentor and seemed to like him as to deceive both eye and ear…” – The Odyssey of Homer   Sometimes it’s not a bad idea to refuse a Call until you’ve had time to prepare for the “zone unknown” that lies ahead. In mythology and folklore that preparation might […]

20 Jan 19
Astute News

It is rather astounding the American double-think. It was the US side which unilaterally abolished the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty in 2002. And it is the US side which is now unilaterally threatening to walk away from a second landmark arms control treaty, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) accord, which was first put in place […]

20 Jan 19
Medievalists.net

The history of the crusades from the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 to the city’s restoration to the Crusader States in 1229.