Bonaparte’s road to glory began in 1796 with a two-week campaign in Italy that announced his arrival on the European stage. More »
In June 1757, ever-victorious Prussian monarch Frederick the Great advanced confident on Austrian forces at Kolin. More »
Finding the Somosierra pass blocked by Spanish batteries, Napoleon ordered his Polish light horse to punch through the resistance. More »
A pair of Italian families was caught up in the chaos of Mussolini and Fascist Italy during World War II. More »
Frederick the Great’s invasion of Austrian-held Silesia in 1740 was the first step in Prussia’s rise to one of Europe’s great military powers. More »
While Marshal Gouvion Saint-Cyr held off the Allies at Dresden, Napoleon force-marched three corps to the rescue. The next day, the emperor counterattacked. It would prove to be his last significant triumph. More »
A top secret meeting at the Old Germany Reich Chancellery in Berlin led directly to World War II, or did it? More »
Determined to end the divisions within his nation, Italian soldier of fortune Giuseppe Garibaldi landed in Sicily in May 1860 at the head of 1,000 revolutionaries, the Redshirts. The unification of Italy had begun. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.