Founding Louisiana

Renee Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle hadn’t planned on claiming Louisiana for France. La Salle was a rare example of a proactive and self-made man in the era of the French monarchy. He had been granted land near Montreal in 1666, and had actually gone to great lengths to befriend the locals, and even […]

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The End of the Second Boer War

As the war staggered into 1902, there were many signs that British tactics were finally exhausting the Boers. After months of chasing shadows, Kitchener’s men had become quite adept at hunting their quarry. The blockhouses were providing a steady stream of intelligence, and the increasingly barren countryside meant even resupplying often forced the commandos into […]

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