Need help identifying the movie

Some 10-15 years ago I watched a historical war movie. It was set, from what I recall, in North America and featured a conflict between Red and Blue Coats. Redcoats were British soldiers, but Bluecoats could have been either American or French troops (I assume they were former). Other than that I recall only a…

Lord of the Rings and real life equivalents

It should be noted that Tolkien drew various inspirations from real life, and often mixed them together or swapped pieces. As such, finding one single inspiration for any single element of his work is hard to impossible, and is mostly a sign of insufficient research. Tolkien was not a copycat (unlike, e.g. Christopher Paolini) and…

Dassault Rafale vs Saab Gripen

Introduction Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen are both multirole fighter aircraft of canard-delta configuration produced in Europe. Rafale was designed to replace seven different aircraft previously in French service, while Gripen was designed for guerilla warfare against a superior enemy. This comparison will use Gripen C.