On This Day – Norway Surrenders to Germany

On this day in 1940, after two months of fierce, resistant fighting, Norway surrendered to Germany with the last surviving British and Norwegian defenders becoming overwhelmed by Nazi forces. Just two months before, Germany had invaded Norway and succeeded in … Continued


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History of War

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Ancient Civilisations

What was a hill fort?

Providing invaluable defensive strongholds, hill forts were a common feature of Bronze and Iron Age Europe

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Signing of the Treaty of Tienstin.
History of War

On This Day – Second Opium War: Britain and France Declare War

In the mid-1850’s, the United States and Great Britain sought to renegotiate their commercial treaties with China as Britain requested a series of allowances: full access to China for their merchants, an ambassador in Beijing, legalisation of the opium trade, … Continued

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Napoleon I of France.
History of War

On This Day – The Battle of Montereau

Following his successes with the Six Days Campaign, as part of the War of the Sixth Coalition between 10-14 February 1814 in thwarting the Allied move on Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte headed southwards towards the Seine River where the main Austrian … Continued

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Roman forts
Ancient Civilisations

Roman forts

Discover how the Roman invaders constructed their many strongholds around Britain