Japanese naval forces opened the Russo-Japanese War with a sneak attack on Russian ships at Port Arthur in February 1904. More »
Over half a million visitors per year come to the D.C. metro area to view the Corps’ proud 238-year history. More »
The Japanese conquest of the Chinese city occurred will before the acknowledged beginning of World War II. More »
In World War II, total war served as ideological vindication for competing nations of dramatically different political systems. More »
Although it saw relatively short service, the Krag-Jorgensen rifle helped catapult the United States onto the world stage. More »
Both the Germans and the Allies proved themselves capable of employing total war strategies in the Second World War. But can total war be morally justified? More »
This unlikely alliance saved the besieged foreign legations at Peking in 1900 during the brutal Boxer Rebellion. More »
On Saint George’s Day, a joint expedition of Royal Navy and Marine raiders mounted an audacious attack on Germany’s captured Belgian port: Zeebrugge. More »
Marine Corps legend Smedley Butler battled enemy soldiers, career diplomats and his own superiors. 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.