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“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.

Camouflage on Rifles

Camouflage on Rifles

Back in 2017 I provided Ian McCollum at Forgotten Weapons with some information on the weapons that the Kurdish snipers used in Syria against ISIS. One of the things that came out in the comments, somewhat to my surprise, was the interest in the camouflage I applied to my personal weapons,

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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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