Turgut Reis (1485 – 23 June 1565) was an Ottoman Admiral and privateer who also served as Bey of Algiers; Beylerbey of the Mediterranean; and first Bey, later Pasha, of Tripoli. Under his naval command the Ottoman Empire's maritime power was extended across North Africa

Turgut Reis (1485 – 23 June 1565) was an Ottoman Admiral and privateer who also served as Bey of Algiers; Beylerbey of the Mediterranean; and first Bey, later Pasha, of Tripoli. Under his naval command the Ottoman Empire's maritime power was extended across North Africa

The Duke Alexander Nevskiy was a descendant of Rurik and lived between 1220-63. He was titled as The Duke of Novgorod, Kiev and Vladimir. Though he is popular in Russia only a few know that Alexander won all his famous fights when he was 20-22 years old and was never defeated. In later days of his life Alexander managed to overcome crises without fightings and got popularity as politician. He was canonized by Russian Orthodox Church in 1547 ||

The Duke Alexander Nevskiy was a descendant of Rurik and lived between 1220-63. He was titled as The Duke of Novgorod, Kiev and Vladimir. Though he is popular in Russia only a few know that Alexander won all his famous fights when he was 20-22 years old and was never defeated. In later days of his life Alexander managed to overcome crises without fightings and got popularity as politician. He was canonized by Russian Orthodox Church in 1547 ||

Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky. In the 13th century, Russia was overrun by foreign Teutonic invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallied the people to form a ragtag army and drive back the invasion by the knights. This is the true story of the Orthodox Church Saint, based on the actual battle on a frozen lake near Novgorod.

Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky. In the 13th century, Russia was overrun by foreign Teutonic invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallied the people to form a ragtag army and drive back the invasion by the knights. This is the true story of the Orthodox Church Saint, based on the actual battle on a frozen lake near Novgorod.

Undercover: Liam McSweeny in Arab dress as former SAS men fought a desert war in Yemen

How a rag-tag team of SAS veterans changed history in a secret war Britain STILL won't admit

Undercover: Liam McSweeny in Arab dress as former SAS men fought a desert war in Yemen

gunrunnerhell: Desert Warriors Arab soldiers standing guard with their camels. April 1948. (Photo: John Phillips)

gunrunnerhell: Desert Warriors Arab soldiers standing guard with their camels. April 1948. (Photo: John Phillips)

Gustavo Simoni (1846- ?) - An Arab Soldier. Watercolour and Pencil. Circa 1880-1890. 15" x 21-3/4".

Gustavo Simoni (1846- ?) - An Arab Soldier. Watercolour and Pencil. Circa 1880-1890. 15" x 21-3/4".

A former US Army pilot who went on to fly for Air America seen here by the 'company' sign in Da Nang, Vietnam

A former US Army pilot who went on to fly for Air America seen here by the 'company' sign in Da Nang, Vietnam

For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it 'The Great Game', a phrase immortalized by Kipling.

For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it 'The Great Game', a phrase immortalized by Kipling.

Central Asia, c. 1848 during the height of the Great Game

Central Asia, c. 1848 during the height of the Great Game

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