Category Archives: War

Guest Post: Muddy – Military History Snippets I.

“The word “Picquet” is a reminder of the days of the pike. When these weapons were being superseded by firearms [particularly once socket bayonets had been widely adopted] a few were still kept in the centre of the battalion. This … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Muddy – Desertion in Papua

Rarely do we read in popular military history of desertion to the enemy during a time of war. While charges of desertion were not uncommon, the overwhelming majority I have personally examined during years of military history research about the … Continue reading

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