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Published in : 2017-09-03 | by Brandon F.
TO SKIP PAST MY 'UPDATE' TO THE ACTUAL CONTENT: 4:25 September third is Merchant Navy Day! To mark the occasion I thought it might be appropriate ...
Published in : 2018-11-25 | by Brandon F.
CORRECTIONS: I state in this video that Borodino was the largest Napoleonic battle, but the Battle of Leipzig was actually bigger! I also refer to cannon shot as ...
Published in : 2017-01-16 | by Brandon F.
We hope that the King, having recently passed away, shall continue to live for a long time! It is a very well known statement, but at face value it is also a rather ...
Published in : 2016-10-11 | by Brandon F.
We've all heard that the reason some soldiers would wear bearskin caps was that their shape more easily allowed grenadiers to sling their arms and throw their ...
Published in : 2017-08-08 | by Brandon F.
Note: It has been confirmed that the distinction between "Firelocks" and "Arms" was no longer in use by the French Revolutionary wars. When drilling at Fort ...
Published in : 2018-01-25 | by Brandon F.
NOTE: In my endnotes, I managed to make a most shameful spelling mistake. It's "devastated," with an 'A'! In the last video, we discussed the nature of Hessian ...
Published in : 2016-11-23 | by Brandon F.
NOTE: Landmines, in the modern sense of the word, were not around during the First World War. Please disregard my mention of them here!
Published in : 2017-03-07 | by Brandon F.
I have often been told, generally in old undergraduate history classes and in non-professional historical settings, that it is not the role of the historian to say ...
Published in : 2017-01-31 | by Brandon F.
When we think of warships from the 18th and early 19th Century, we imagine massive broadsides and chaotic boarding actions. They were monolithic marvels of ...
Published in : 2017-09-28 | by Brandon F.
NOTE: A minor correction. It would not be the case that being hit by a musketball 'throws' the victim back to any significant degree. It may be enough of a shock to ...