Napoleonic Wars

Prayer before Battle – FATHER, I call Thee! – German prayer by Theodor Körner

Prayer before Battle – FATHER, I call Thee! – German prayer by Theodor Körner. Most western armies issued their soldiers small pocket Bibles or prayer books or both upon enlistment. Sometimes in the USA the local church would do the same. Whatever else one might say about this practice it certainly reflects a time in […]

Miscellaneous History Links and Commentary

Today I have a miscellaneous collection of links, anyone of which could merit a story of its own. Link #1. I’m one of those people who has 2-3 or 4-6 books going at the same time. So much to read, so little time. You book people get it. Anyway, John Keegan‘s The First World War […]

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