On This Day in History: The Chios Massacre

The Chios Massacre

 

On the 11th April 1822 an army of some 40,000 Ottoman troops began landing on the Greek island of Chios, which is situated just 7 kilometers off the Turkish coastline of Anatolia, with express orders to kill all Christian infants under three years old, all males 12 years and older, and all females 40 and older, except those willing to convert to Islam.

Estimates suggest that up to three quarters of the 120,000 inhabitants were slain, enslaved or died of starvation or disease. With the remainder forced to flee an ethnic cleansing which the Turks were to repeat with their genocide of the Armenians between 1915-1923.

 

Know Your History: Paramilitary Organizations in Germany 1871-1945

 

This is a very well put together Thesis Paper (pdf) from 2014 on Paramilitary Organizations in Germany 1871-1945.

I would highly recommend you download this to a thumb drive for reference purposes.

Relevance: Understanding how a Well-Organized and Financed Paramilitary Group (ie Citizen Action Groups) can effect REAL CHANGE in the Political and Social Spectrum of a Nation.

 

 

Know Your History: A Critical Look at the Polish ‘Pogroms’ of 1914–1920

A Critical Look at the Polish ‘Pogroms’ of 1914–1920

 

I recently had the good fortune to read William Hagen’s Cambridge-published Anti-Jewish Violence in Poland, 1914–1920, one of the most interesting books I’ve read on Jewish-European relations since John Doyle Klier’s Oxford-published work on the Tsarist pogroms. It’s always refreshing to see scholars of European heritage tackle this subject matter, which has been dominated for too long by Jewish academics offering a one-sided, lachrymose, and propaganda-laden approach. 

Know Your History & Tradecraft: Stand to Arms

 

Some really good information here on Operational Timetables for both Military and Domestic LE Units.

Human Beings regardless of the uniform they wear, are predictable.

Take every advantage you can get!

Prepare Accordingly.

Know Your Obscure WW1 History: German Zeppelins Made from Cow Intestines?

German Zeppelins Were Made with Cow Intestines And It Led To Sausage Restrictions During WWI

 

Here’s an Obscure Fact you can use sometime when Discussing World War One!