Scientists in the Armed Forces

Scientists were members French Army's Commission of Science and Arts under Napoleon Bonaparte that conquered Egypt in 1798. Continue reading

Guerrilla war is as old as organized warfare

Guerrilla warfare is well documented from ancient Persian, Greek, Roman, and Mongol accounts of battle. Continue reading

The first military hospitals

Romans built the first military hospitals circa 100 BCE. Continue reading

Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading

First time scientists were attached to armed forces

Thats right, botanists, zoologists, geologists, geographers, and physicians were the kinds of scientists that accompanied the armies of Alexander the Great on his campaigns of military conquest beginning in 335 BCE. Continue reading

William Howard Russell

Sir William Howard Russell, CVO (28 March 1820, Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland – 11 February 1907, London, England) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents. Continue reading

Crimean War receive extensive newspaper coverage

The Crimean War (1853-56), was the first war to receive extensive newspaper coverage. Continue reading

Swiss Guards uniforms designed by Michelangelo

Michelangelo during the mid-16th century designed a military uniform for the Swiss Guards, Continue reading