Category Archives: 30 Days of War Project

A Month of Military History and Reflections on Conflict

Day 6: The T’ai Kung, father of the Chinese Way of War

The Grand Duke (T’ai Kung or Tian Gong) Jiang Ziya (姜子牙) (d. c. 1000 BCE) was the adviser to Duke Wen and King Wu of Zhou in their pivotal campaign to overthrow the Shang Dynasty, where he directed Zhou forces at the … Continue reading

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Day 4: Ghosts

Military History is of course, rich with ghost stories, as unsurprisingly war tends to be fairly fatal for those who participate in it. One of my mother’s earliest machinations against my sleep being sound and my sheets being dry in … Continue reading

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Day 2: The Warriors of the Temperate Rainforest and the Russian Little Bighorn in Alaska

“Go down to Halibut land and fight!” -A Tlingit Fisherman speaks to his hook. The Northwest Pacific Coast of North America is home to a variety of Native American tribes with a fascinating history and culture. The Haida, Tsimshian, and … Continue reading

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Day 1: Who’s for the Khaki Suit?

Who’s for the khaki suit–Are you, my laddie?Who longs to charge and shoot–Do you, my laddie?Who’s keen on getting fit,Who means to show his grit,And who’d rather wait a bit–Would you, my laddie? -Jesse Pope, The Call Men and women enter … Continue reading

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30 Days of War: A Project

Being a student of warfare in a major western capital, I’m pretty insulated from what that term really means to someone who is actually living it. London of course has its fair share of war episodes from Boadicea to Blitz … Continue reading

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