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3 Commando at Malati Bridge, 1943
Malati Bridge was a 'model of how a commando operation ought to be.'
No.3 Commando was to land ten miles behind the lines and advance seven miles inland to seize the Punta Dei Malati,

Robespierre.jpgRevolution and Power
Staying in power is much harder than seizing it.
Both Lenin and Robespierre appealed to the masses and took advantage of their anger to gain their power. They both went on to struggle retaining this power and both leaders turned to horrific mass violence as a last resort. Both leaders, as a result, lost support for their cause.

Battle of Stalingrad.jpgBattle of Stalingrad: The Turning Point
The German defeat signalled a turning point in the war.
In June 1941, Nazi Germany began a full-scale invasion of the Soviet Union, codenamed ‘Operation Barbarossa’. Hitler had been planning the invasion of Russia for some time and saw it as part of his plan for providing Germany with ‘Lebensraum’ or living space.

The March of Folly.jpgHow Britain Lost Thirteen Colonies
British arrogance, fortified by ignorance, provoked America into rebellion.
In 1760, George III ascended to the throne in Britain. The young king inherited the responsibility of ruling over more people and more land than any previous English monarch. His reign encompassed Britons on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean: in the British Isles and, across the vast expanse of ocean to the thirteen North American Colonies.

Karl Marx.jpgThe Necessity of the New Economic Policy
The Bolshevik Party had no other option but to implement state capitalism.
The New Economic Policy was not a betrayal of the October Revolution. Moreover, it was a necessary step backwards in order to protect the ideals and values of the revolution.

Lenin Poster.jpgThe Great War and the Russian Revolution
The First World War was the primary cause of the Revolution.
Although the pressures of social change and revolution had been building up in Russia for decades prior to the First World War, the war destroyed the economy, ended the allegiance of the military and caused immense social upheaval. Conditions were ripe for revolutionary change.