Lessons from Grozny: Deadly Classroom for Urban Combat

H/T to WRSA

 

The Battle of Grozny: Deadly Classroom for Urban Combat

 

The Soviet Genocide Of The Old Believers

The Soviet Genocide Of The Old Believers

 

Watch this 10 minute video and send it to somebody you care about.

Know your History.

Prepare Accordingly.

 

Know Your Cold War Weapons: Czech VZ-52

While perusing Royal Tiger Imports C&R section the other day to see if on the off-hand chance they had any decent M1 Carbines left (they did not of course) I ran across a VZ-52 Rifle.

 

This is a nice peculiar addition to any Cold War Collection to be sure.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Know Your Military History: Intimate Enemies

Intimate Enemies (L’ennemi intime) 2007

A French Film with english sub-titles, this movie tracks a French Army Platoon in 1959 during the Algerian War of Independence, which in terms of studying Guerilla Warfare is a red letter date event.

When studying how Guerilla Warfare has changed, one of the re-occurring themes you will come across again and again is the REBELLION AGAINST COLONIAL POWERS , namely, Spain, England and France.

Besides the study of the Boer War, The French Algerian War offers some of the best hindsight in WHAT NOT TO DO in COIN, namely: The mistreatment of the indigenous populace.

If you have not already, I highly recommend watching The Battle of Algiers as well.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Better Dead than Red: A Holiday Viewing List

The good folk over at WRSA put out a decent list so I thought I would add mine to the mix.

Some of these are Cold War Classics, others are lesser known Foreign Films worth a look.

 

Firefox (1982)

 

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

 

The Man Who Saved the World (2014)

 

Rose(2011)

As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!