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Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in War College

Budapest’s Hadtörténeti Múzeum

Budapest’s Hadtörténeti Múzeum

Budapest is more than a city. It is actually three cities in one, each with just a bit of unique color and flair. With 1.74 million inhabitants, the Hungarian capital today is made up of the old cities of Buda, Óbuda (Old Buda) and Pest. Overlooking this metropolis is Buda Castle, the historic castle and palace complex located on Castle Hill over the Danube River. It is a World Heritage Site but it is also much more than just the palace. 12► In fact Buda Castle actually now encompasses much of the hill and is a city within a city. With the castle walls dating to the 13th century, Budapest was the site of many sieges and battles, the most recent being the 1956 uprising against the Soviet rule. Heavily damaged during the Battle of Budapest at the end of World War II, the palace complex was almost completely gutted during the 1950s and many important exterior details around the complex – including the Habsburg Steps and the Royal...

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Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Electronic Games

Battlefield 4 – PC Game Review

“Battlefield 4” offers newly destructible terrain, new modes and new maps. Overall, it is a top-notch game when played online, but its single-player campaign is a bit of a dud. Computer specs are high, but it may just be worth buying a new computer to play!

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Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Boardgames

Axis & Allies World War I 1914 – Boardgame Review

The “Axis & Allies World War I 1914” game shares some common mechanics with its World War II predecessor, but with a number of twists to reflect the situation nations faced in the Great War. It’s a game, not a history lesson, but players will often find themselves forced into the costly frontal assaults that characterized that war.

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Posted on Mar 1, 2011 in Stuff We Like

Show Time Louisville

Author Peter Suciu looks back on the 2011 Show of Shows, the biggest military collectibles show in the world, as it hits Louisville, Kentucky again.

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Posted on Oct 12, 2010 in Electronic Games

Homefront – PC Game Preview

Peter Suciu gives gamers a peek into what to expect from ‘Homefront,’ a game in which North Korea invades the United States, with a backstory written by John Milius, screenwriter and director on the 1984 ‘Red Dawn’ movie.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2009 in War College

USS Intrepid Back in New York City

After two years’ absence for repairs, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid returned to its New York City berth as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. This photo essay by Peter Suciu shows many of the exhibits on the restored ship.

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Posted on Aug 28, 2008 in War College

Origins of Summer Uniforms

Lightweight, summer military uniforms first appeared in the late 19th century. Climate, technology and colonial expansion all played a role in their development.

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Posted on May 14, 2008 in War College

Military Museums of London

A Guide to the Best Museums for the Military History Buff   As the largest, and most visited city in Europe, London is cosmopolitan and modern yet with its numerous neighborhoods offers old world charms that are truly European. The city was founded even before the Roman invasions in the 1st century BC, and has survived civil wars, plagues, a great fire, two World Wars and endless invasions by tourists. London is home to millions, the seat of government for the U.K., the birthplace of punk rock and about one of the few cities today where you can find finely dressed soldiers on parade for reasons of ceremony rather than simply for security. London also has much to offer military history buffs, and no other city in the world offers the number of museums, or the caliber of historic artifacts that are on display. While some museums charge admission, many, including the Imperial War Museum and Royal Air Force Museum are free to visitors (donations are encouraged and recommended)....

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