The Day of the Jackal

It was on 22 August, 1962, that a squad of assassins attempted to kill the President of France, Charles De Gaulle. The President was travelling from the Elysée Palace to Orly airport when his vehicle …

“The Troubles” Begin

It was on 14 August, 1969, that the British Army commenced ‘Operation Banner’, and began what would be their longest deployment, which would not conclude for 38 years. The deployment was prompted by protests and …

The Forgotten First

It is widely assumed that the debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960 was the first televised Presidential debate, and while that is true in regard to the two nominees of the …

The Next War

It was on 16 March, 1936 that Lewis Gorin (pictured above), a student at Princeton, published the manifesto of a satirical group called ‘Veterans of Future Wars’, playing off of the VFW acronym of the …