Jugurtha, king of Numidia, was a bitter enemy of Rome, using swiftness and cunning to outwit various Roman consuls for more than a decade. More »
French officer Henri Laperrine organized warring desert tribes in North Africa to break the stranglehold on the Sahara by the fearsome Tuaregs. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.