A great website for military aviation enthusiasts, Hush-Kit has a mass of articles on all sorts of interesting facets of the subject.
Playlist - Editorial Articles & Interviews
An excellent example of successful propaganda that should be of interest to historians and military officers.
Dr. Felton has written numerous books (which I’ll have to get around to reading and reviewing someday) but for general interest you can’t go wrong with trawling through his YouTube Channel – Mark Felton Productions.
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.
Another gun blog, Silah Report is probably THE place you want to check out if you are interested in firearms, both current and historical, that are in use in the MENA area.
On the topic of the 1962 Sino-Indian War, China’s India War is a revisionist text that re-examines the long standing opinion on this conflict that it was provoked by Indian intrusion into Chinese territory.
An essay on some lessons learned from working alongside ethnic forces in Syria and Burma.
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.
Yes. THAT Oliver North.
For anyone who may not know, Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC, was one of the most controversial figures of the late Cold War and continues to be a deeply polarising figure – for some a traitor, for others a hero.
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.
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.”