Month: October 2016

Battle of Omdurman: The Last British Cavalry Charge

In August 1898, British General H.H. Kitchener reached Omdurman. The stage was set for the…

Joe Rosenthal: Flag-Raising Photographer

Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press captured an iconic moment in World War II history…

Red Eclipse: Halting the Communist Drive to Seoul

The massive Chinese offensive in 1951 aimed to destroy the U.S. Eight Army and drive…

Adolf Hitler: Rhetoric’s Overlord of Darkness

Adolf Hitler was a master of oratory, mesmerizing crowds with words and gestures.

Hitler’s Last Offensive: Operation Spring Awakening

In early 1945, the Führer launched his final offensive operation—in Hungary.

First Mission of the U.S. Dragoons

U.S. Dragoons provided a mounted wing of the Army. In 1834, they undertook a dangerous…

Glory Enough for One Day: Phil Sheridan’s Victory at Cedar Creek

While Union commander Phil Sheridan was in Washington, Confederate soldiers crept over the Massanuteen Mountain…

Fatal Pride at Peleliu

General William Rupertus’s proud 1st Marine Division charged ashore at Peleliu on September 15, 1944,…

Khaki: The First Widespread Military Camouflage

Khaki was the original camouflage after British scouts traded their red coats for dust-colored native…

The War of Jenkins’ Ear

Despite its ridiculous name, the War of Jenkins’ Ear was a deadly serious conflict between…