Yi Sun-sin, the Korean admiral who stopped the Japanese invasion of his country without ever being defeated or losing a single ship

In recent years the memory of some Spanish sailors such as Blas de Lezo or Alvaro de Bazan who were never defeated in their military careers has been recovered. These are not unique cases and there is at least one – a contemporary of the second one – who surpasses them because not only did…Continue readingYi Sun-sin, the Korean admiral who stopped the Japanese invasion of his country without ever being defeated or losing a single ship

The Japanese ambassador to Berlin who involuntarily made Normandy landings easier to the Allies

Although intelligence services were consecrated above all in the Cold War, they had already had more or less important roles throughout History. In that sense, it is possible to consider among the best agents that have ever existed, one that operated during the Second World War, providing a thousand and a half reports to the…Continue readingThe Japanese ambassador to Berlin who involuntarily made Normandy landings easier to the Allies

The sinking of the San Diego, the Spanish galleon that carried Japanese mercenaries to stop a Dutch invasion

Maybe you’ve heard of Franck Goddio. He is a submarine archaeologist, born in Morocco but of French nationality, who a couple of decades ago discovered the location of the Egyptian city of Heracleion under sea and has also directed some important excavations around Alexandria. But, above all, he has become famous for his work on…Continue readingThe sinking of the San Diego, the Spanish galleon that carried Japanese mercenaries to stop a Dutch invasion

Miyamoto Musashi, the invincible warrior who won more than 60 duels

Diego García de Paredes, Tlahuicole, Alonso de Contreras, Juan de Dios Aldana, Galvarino… All these names have one thing in common: they were great warriors of the Modern Era. More could be added, of course, and one of those that should not be missing is Miyamoto Musashi, one of the most famous samurai in history,…Continue readingMiyamoto Musashi, the invincible warrior who won more than 60 duels