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1202 – The Crusader Siege of Zara

On This Day – 10 November 1202

The siege of Zara began. This was the first major action of the fourth crusade and the first attack against a Catholic city by Catholic crusaders. The attack was forbidden by Pope Innocent III who threatened the crusaders with excommunication.

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1915 – First ‘tank’ produced

6 September – On this day

In 1915, a prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie rolls off the assembly line in England. Little Willie was far from an overnight success, improvements were made to the original prototype and tanks eventually transformed military battlefields. Continue reading “1915 – First ‘tank’ produced”

Neolithic Farm life not free of conflict

Some authors have long held the belief that neolithic peoples were somehow living an idyllic and peaceful life free of war and strife. Continue reading “Neolithic Farm life not free of conflict”

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