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Japanese Armies 1868–1877

In Military History, Featured
In this blog post, Gabriele Esposito, author of MAA 530 'Japanese Armies 1868-1877', explains the causes behind the two conflicts analysed in his book: 'The Boshin War and Satsuma Rebellion', and which events were used as the starting point for creating the script of the movie “The Last Samurai” starring Tom Cruise. Continue Reading
On the blog today, Armies of the Great Northern War 1700 –1720 author Gabriele Esposito, briefly looks at the main countries involved in the war. Continue Reading

The Paraguayan War 1864–1870

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The Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance, was the largest and most important military conflict in the history of South America, after the Wars of Independence, and its only true 'continental' war. In this blog post, Gabriele Esposito, author of The Paraguayan War 1864–70, gives a brief overview of the war. Continue Reading
We last spoke to Gabriele Esposito on the blog in September 2017 about his book Men-at-Arms 512: Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification (1), and today we're discussing the next chapter of his two-parter on the Risorgimento. Continue Reading

Men-at-Arms - creating the artwork

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Author of the impending Men-at-Arms 499 Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70 Gabriele Esposito discusses the work that went into the new release, for illustrator and author. Read on and feast your eyes upon a delightful step-by-step series of images of a colour plate in progress from illustrator Giuseppe Rava!Continue Reading

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