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Union Balloon Corps

Thaddeus Lowe and his Union Army Balloon Corps pioneered aerial reconnaissance over some of the first battlefields of the American Civil War.   More »

Union Balloon Corps

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Attack on the USS Panay

Was the deadly 1937 Japanese attack on the USS Panay in China’s Yangtze River a case of mistaken identity or something more sinister.   More »

Attack on the USS Panay

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Bloodbath at the Chosin

A U.S. combat team fought against overwhelming odds in late November 1950 at the Chosin Reservoir. It bought precious time for other units.   More »

Bloodbath at the Chosin

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Russian Antitank Rifles

The Soviet Union’s two primary antitank rifles saw wide use in World War II despite the limitations of their small calibers.   More »

Russian Antitank Rifles

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Bloody Brawl on Guadalcanal

The Japanese believed they could retake Henderson Field on Guadalcanal from the U.S. Marines in August 1942. Events would prove otherwise.   More »

Bloody Brawl on Guadalcanal

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When the Last Banner Falls

Sultan Khalil’s Muslims besieged King Henry II of Jerusalem’s Crusaders at Acre in 1291. The Muslims proved unstoppable.   More »

When the Last Banner Falls


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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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