Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fully Loaded: The Burdens of the Infantryman throughout History.

The weight carried on the person by an infantry soldier has throughout history partly determined how, where, and how well he fought. Other elements such as intelligence on the enemy, skill in the use of weapons and tactics, and topographical and weather conditions have also helped to influence the outcome of conflicts. However the effectiveness of the individual

Lesser Known Conflicts: The Mexico – United States of America War.

The war of 1846 to 1848 between the United States of America and the former Spanish colony of Mexico occupies but a moment in the timeline of U.S. military history, however coming as it did between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, this short-lived conflict was significant for the experience it provided a generation of professional