Month: September 2016

Protestant Heroes of 1622

As Protestant Europe reeled before a Catholic onslaught, three unlikely heroes arose to take up…

William Alexander: Hero of the American Revolution

New York City-born William Alexander served the patriot cause during the Revolution as the “Rebel…

The World’s Best Fed Army

The K Ration fed millions of American troops and refugees during World War II.

Gallantry on the High Seas: Merchant Ship Sacrifices in the Atlantic

The heroics of British Royal Navy armed merchant cruisers Rawalpindi and Jervis Bay were indicative…

The Breaking Point: Combat Stress in WWII

Combat fatigue took its toll on the fighting men during World War II.

Getting the Gliders Off the Ground

The American glider-building program more often resembled a comedy of errors than a serious wartime…

Capturing the Rock: Gibraltar 1704

Admiral Sir George Rooke led a joint English-Dutch assault on the Spanish-held bastion of Gibraltar.…

The Great Sioux Uprising of 1862

Outraged by corrupt Indian agents and slow-arriving subsidies, Sioux warriors in Minnesota went on a…

The Siege of Paris

French honor dictated that the nation continue fighting as long as the city of Paris…

Korea Under the Rising Sun

Thousands of Koreans were forced to serve in the Japanese Army or provide labor during…