The following maps and illustrations serve as a complement to episode 73 detailing the history of the Battle of Adwa. References: The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the age of Empire by Raymond Jonas (2011). Battle of Adwa edited by Paul Milkias and Getachew Metaferia (2005).
Maps: The Battle of Berlin Block by Block – A Series of Maps by Day and Place: Appendix 1: Maps and Illustrations References: Berlin 1945: A Documentation. (1995). Edited by Reinhard Rurup and translated by Pamela Selwyn. Berlin 1945: The Final reckoning by Karl Bahm Berlin Diaries 1940-1945 by Marie Vassiltchikov The Fall of Berlin,… Continue reading The Definitive Historical Atlas of the Battle of Berlin
Gérard Chaliand and Jean-Pierre Rageau Editor’s Introduction: This short selection from Gérard Chaliand and Jean-Pierre Rageaus’ excellent introduction to the field of geopolitics (1993) provides a succinct and comprehensive overview of the key thinkers and ideas in geopolitical thinking. Anyone interested in geopolitics would do well to begin their inquiry with Chaliand and Rageaus’ atlas. … Continue reading A Short Introduction to Geopolitics
L.P Hartly famously said, “The past is another country; they do things differently there.” Christmas is the most important holiday in the Western World, but how was it celebrated a thousand years ago – in Hartly’s “other country?” Kemper Crabb opens the book of time and turns the pages back a thousand years with his… Continue reading Christmas from Another World: The Ancient Music of Kemper Crabb
In Seun (“Son”) veteran film director Darrell Roodt delivers a one-of-a-kind war film – a film that focuses not on battle – but on the impact of massive injuries on both the wounded and their immediate family. What Robert Zemeckis merely touches on in Forrest Gump in the character of Lieutenant Dan, Roodt dwells on for an entire feature film. Filmed… Continue reading Seun (2014) Film Review
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What are American Core Values? Journalists, politicians, religious leaders, and even large companies often assert that citizen or employee actions violate “our core values.” However, these same individuals rarely define what “our core values” are. For instance, Joe Biden claims over ten times on one policy document that President Trump has undermined “our values.” His… Continue reading What are American Core Values?
Regular listeners to Battlecast will note I often define power as the capacity to nullify the enemy. Some listeners have written in asking what does that really mean? Watch this Star Wars clip and I’ll answer their question below. Darth Vader and the Concept of Power In this clip, Darth Vader clearly encapsulates the concept… Continue reading Star Wars and the Concept of Power
Here at Battlecast, we’re often asked what are the best military memoirs? To be included on this list, the book must transcend being merely interesting but should leave the reader changed – like a teenager seeing a great movie for the first time. The following books are well-written, unique, and life-changing. If you read these… Continue reading Top Five War Memoirs
What is Politics? A translation of Qu’est-ce que la politique? By: Julien Freund Translated from the French by Luke Wolf Biographical Note: Dr. Julien Freund was the preeminent disciple of Carl Schmitt and Max Weber. Little of his work on politics and warfare has been translated into English. Freund operates in the tradition of real… Continue reading Julien Freund: What is Politics?