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Military History

Sparta Versus Athens

In the 5th century bc, two great city-states of Greece waged a decades-long war for dominance. At stake were contrasting approaches to war and peace.   More »

Sparta Versus Athens

Military History

Clash of the Tyrants

At Ankara, Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, nicknamed the Thunderbolt, confronted Mongol leader Tamerlane, who had his own nickname— Prince of Destruction.   More »

Clash of the Tyrants

WWII

Island-Hopping at Tarawa

The amphibious landing by American Marines on the tiny, heavily fortified Tarawa Atoll would be measured in hard-won yards.   More »

Island-Hopping at Tarawa


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James Longstreet’s Wilderness Battle

James Longstreet’s Wilderness Battle

Early in the morning on May 6, 1864, a column of Confederates marched east as quietly as possible along the bed of an unfinished railroad

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the bullet-proofed yacht the USS Potomac on two of the greatest diplomatic missions of WWII.

Il-2 Sturmovik: The Soviet’s Deadly Tank Killer

Il-2 Sturmovik: The Soviet’s Deadly Tank Killer

The Soviet Air Force’s Ilyushin Il-2 “Storm Bird” took a heavy toll in German armor on the Eastern Front.

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

The author, a rifleman in “Love” Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, recalls brutal winter combat on the French-German border.

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