One hundred and two days, on this very day, the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign started with an audacious assault of the Ottoman empire, starting from the aim of capturing the Gallipoli Peninsula. The initial invasion included two fresh divisions of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) incredibly difficult conditions and a well prepared Turkish defence.… Read More ANZAC Day: What we remember for
It was 84 years ago on this very day that the Reichstag Fire occurred, an incident which transformed the German nation at that point. On an evening, a week prior to the start of the March 1933 election in Germany, the Reichstag building was in flames, burning away at the building that was the heart… Read More History Remembers: the Reichstag Fire, the incident that helped the Nazis establish a dictatorship
The Gulf Tonkin Incidents were the pretext for President Johnson to create and ultimately pass the Gulf Tonkin Resolution, which ultimately allowed the US to escalate the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War) into a large-scale war. However, the initial incidents have stirred up great controversy given the varying accounts of the… Read More The events that escalated the Vietnam War – were they real?: Exploring the truth behind the Gulf Tonkin Incidents and their implications up to the present
In the 1920s and 1930s, the transformation of Italy and Germany into their respective fascist and Nazi regimes left a dark legacy over history in the 20th century with the damage caused by the seemingly promising leaders and ideology of each movement. It can even echo into the present, especially as many would argue there… Read More The rise of Fascism and Nazism: does it correlate with the emergence of modern-day right-wing populism?