Ever wonder what the first modern armored military vehicle was? Was it the tank, which first appeared in 1916? Or maybe the armored car, which first appeared in 1902? Not at all. It was an armored road train, a tractor and several trailers, all armored, which were sent to South Africa to protect supply columns in the Second Boer War. The armored road train first appeared in 1899, three years before... [click here for more]
Not all armored vehicles are in the hands of the military. Some ends up in the hands of police and civilian entities, for good or bad.
In this booklet, we examine the very first financial services armored car, the Bellamore Armored Motor Bank Car. Built in 1910, it was the first armored vehicle built to deal with the transportation of large amounts of currency. It was also unusual for the fact that... [click here for more]
The Russian Revolution was by no means a simple thing. The February 1917 revolution was followed months later by the far better known November Revolution that put the communists into power. But overthrowing the central government does not give one central control. The communists would spend the next six years struggling to conquer the Russian Empire, quelling both internal civil war and subjugating... [click here for more]