Tag Archives: Military History

Mark Collins – Afghanistan: Gurkhas Fallen for Canada in Kabul

21 Jun

Matthew Fisher of Postmedia News puts the murder of fourteen Canadian embassy security guards from Nepal in some historical context: Canada owes debt to fearless Nepalese warriors Given how hazardo…

Source: Mark Collins – Afghanistan: Gurkhas Fallen for Canada in Kabul

Mark Collins – “Sowing the Wind: The First Soviet-German Military Pact and the Origins of World War II”

7 Jun

A piece at War on the Rocks reminds us of a little-remembered but important aspect of post-World War I history (with a recent twist at the end of the post): …. While Soviet-German military co…

Source: Mark Collins – “Sowing the Wind: The First Soviet-German Military Pact and the Origins of World War II”

Mark Collins – “Storm of Steel”, or, Ernst Jünger: German World War I “Born Warrior” (with Canadian angle)

2 Jun

Ernst Jünger

Source: Mark Collins – “Storm of Steel”, or, Ernst Jünger: German World War I “Born Warrior” (with Canadian angle)

Mark Collins – India: The Raj at War 1939-45 and After

6 May

Further to this post, India’s Forgotten Good War a review article at The Economist: India and the second world war For king, then country In India, as elsewhere, the second world war changed everyt…

Source: Mark Collins – India: The Raj at War 1939-45 and After

Mark Collins – Audio with Translation: Hitler Talks to Finnish Leader Mannerheim, June 1942

19 Apr

Baron Carl Gustaf Mannerheim was head of Finland’s military during World War II; from 1941 until 1944 Finland fought alongside Germany against the Soviet Union though not as a formal ally (th…

Source: Mark Collins – Audio with Translation: Hitler Talks to Finnish Leader Mannerheim, June 1942

Mark Collins – Stalin the Pole-Slayer…Murderer Actually

4 Apr

The mass killings began on this day, April 4, 1940–excerpts from an excellent CIA historical piece (note the use of captured Luftwaffe aerial reconnaissance photos): The Katyn Controversy: St…

Source: Mark Collins – Stalin the Pole-Slayer…Murderer Actually

Mark Collins – 1961: “The Breaking Point – Canadian MiGs test American friendship”

1 Apr

Superb photos–one below–at a comprehensive article on a little-known piece of Canadian military history: … Exercise Rolling Cossack. A rare view of twelve 441 Squadron Strats asse…

Source: Mark Collins – 1961: “The Breaking Point – Canadian MiGs test American friendship”