The Battle of Greece – Australia’s Textbook Rear-Guard Action

Retreat doesn’t always mean defeat, sometimes it can be a victory to withdraw in good order and deny your enemy a total victory. This is was the outcome for the allied forces in Greece during April 1941, thanks in part to textbook rear-guard actions fought by Australian units, which allowed 50,732 men to escape the grasp of the advancing superior Axis force. But why were Australian units involved in Greece in the first place?

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The Medici, Volume 1 – Audiobook

THE MEDICI, VOLUME 1 – AUDIOBOOK By G. F. Young (1846 – 1919) This work relates the history of the Medici family through three centuries and eleven generations, from its rise […]

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The Medici, Volume 2 -AUDIOBOOK

THE MEDICI, VOLUME 2 – AUDIOBOOK By G. F. Young (1846 – 1919) This work relates the history of the Medici family through three centuries and eleven generations, from its rise […]

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The Empresses of Rome – Audiobook

THE EMPRESSES OF ROME – AUDIOBOOK By Joseph Martin McCabe (1867 – 1955) The story of Imperial Rome has been told frequently and impressively in our literature, and few chapters in […]

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The Benghazi Handicap and the Siege of Tobruk

The Benghazi handicap is the name Australian soldiers gave to their race to stay ahead of the German Afrika Korps in Libya, 1941. They won the race, but the reward was just to be besieged in the city of Tobruk for 241 days, the longest siege in British military history. In this article, we use the words of veterans themselves to describe these events, and how the Rats of Tobruk experienced the siege.

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Why the Legions Beat the Phalanx

The societies of ancient Greece and Rome valued brawn as well as brains. Philosophers fulfilled military service and some of the most masterful speeches held in the senate or agora […]

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The History of Games: Rome 2

By Fergus O’Sullivan. Here at the History Guild we like video games, especially ones with a historical setting. Of course, plenty of games marketed as historically accurate aren’t, especially to […]

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