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Tollense - a bronze age battle?
 

The latest - and this one may have the record for the longest digression of all. I do eventually steer it back to the topic, though.

Archaeologists may have unearthed the first good evidence for a battle in the bronze age, in north-east Germany. The paper was published in 2011, so this isn't exactly 'breaking news' but if you didn't know about before, then you can imagine that it is more recent to add that thrill of the new.