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Incident on the Yangtze

The U.S. Navy gunboat Panay was sunk by Japanese aircraft on the great Chinese river,…

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Simply a Butchery: Grant at Cold Harbor

Ulysses S. Grant would later admit that Cold Harbor was the one battle he “would…

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The Crater: Explosion of Death

An plan to tunnel beneath Confederate defenses at Petersburg and blast a huge hole inadvertently…

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Beyond All Praise: British Defense of Crete

While the British defense of Crete in May 1941 was considered a military failure, it…

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Rampage on the River: Operation Dragoon

In August 1944, the Allies followed up the massive Normandy Invasion with another in southern…

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Tragic Surrender

The day after Pearl Harbor, a large Japanese force descended on the British military at…

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The Trampled Swastika

In April 1945, as the Allies crushed Nazi Germany from all sides, the Reich that…

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Death in the Deep Woods: Chickamauga Creek

In the deep woods of Chickamauga Creek, wary Union and Confederate soldiers thrashed the the…

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Union Balloon Corps

Thaddeus Lowe and his Union Army Balloon Corps pioneered aerial reconnaissance over some of the…

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Smashing Hitler’s Atlantic Wall

Nazi Germany spent many years (and a fortune) creating an invasion-proof barrier, only to have…