A Punk History of Military… Christmas

  Christmas – a time of peace, togetherness and reconciliation. Great if you’re the Archbishop of Canterbury, crap if you’re a punk military historian. Punk military historians like flame throwers, half-tracks, strategic bombing and the bit in ‘Saving private Ryan’ where Jackson slots a German sniper Read More …

A Punk History of Military TV Shows

Punk Military Historian or Real Historian? Before we get to the meat and potatoes of this week’s piece, you might be wondering.  What’s the difference between a Punk Military Historian and a real one? The answer is, of course, research. Tony Beevor and Max Hastings, Read More …

The subtle art of shitting the bed

Shit the bed Ever shit the bed before? Ever pissed it? I know I have. I’m not proud of it, but there’s fuck all you can do about the past, eh? We’ve all done some fucking stupid shit when we were young.  We were like Read More …

A Punk History Of Military Cool, or the pursuit of ally – ness

Are you a punk historian? Military history buffs come in many flavours – some intrigued by grand strategy, others by the common soldier’s experience. There’s the study of command, technical innovation, weaponry, the nexus between politics and war. But me? I’m more of a Punk Read More …

Why do we fight?

How long has it been? How long have we been fighting for? 10 years? 20, 30, 50, 100? 1000 years? Why do we do it? Will we ever stop fighting? I don’t think we ever will, and that’s my god’s honest truth – coming from Read More …

Rattlesnakes and Strippers – BATUS Part 2

The Gag n Puke Everything in North America was supersized. There was this diner in Suffield, County Alberta, Canada and it was called ‘The Gag ‘n’ Puke’. “Fuck me wicked, I order a large coke and they gave me a fucking bucket,” one Sergeant said. Read More …