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An Absolute Cracker of a Resource for Naval Historians; Armouredcarriers.com

An Absolute Cracker of a Resource for Naval Historians; Armouredcarriers.com

There is well grounded reasons for researchers to treat with suspicion web-based sources. Lack of citation and accountability means that one can pretty much say whatever one likes on the web. But there are websites out there that provide truly outstanding material. Armouredcarriers.com is the perfect example of how web resources can provide historians and other interested parties with first rate information for their research.

“Killing Rommel” (2008) by Steven Pressfield

“Killing Rommel” (2008) by Steven Pressfield

It must first be pointed out that this is not a factual book; it is a novel and, as such, is an unusual selection to be on Military Matters, which generally deals with factual sources. The reason for its inclusion is that Pressfield manages to convey something in this book that most writers never seem to get right – the sheer confusion, boredom and terror of war.

Forgotten Weapons – One of the Finest Sources Online for Weapon Historians

Forgotten Weapons – One of the Finest Sources Online for Weapon Historians

Hosted by Ian McCollum, Forgotten Weapons started as an online blog and website which concentrated on some of the more obscure firearms that have been created. Videos tend to be between five and fifteen minutes long, though sometimes longer if dealing more fully with a subject, such as a whole weapon development program or a particularly interesting or historically important item.

“Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies,” (2019) by Drs. Daniel Lomas and Christopher Murphy

“Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies,” (2019) by Drs. Daniel Lomas and Christopher Murphy

A book aimed as an introduction to Intelligence History for university students, Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies is understandably a thorough study of the subject. While it purports to provide only an introduction to the subject, the authors have written an excellent piece of work that provides great balance between high end academia and readability – two items that are quite often mutually exclusive.

About This Playlist

Find all my collected articles here, including longform essays, interviews, and film/book/website reviews. Recommended reads where I include personal experience: “Lessons in Working with Indigenous Forces” and “The Evolution of the Suicide Car Bomb, How to Stop Them and Why Militaries Need to Think About Them.”

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