Operation Jericho was a desperate attempt to disrupt the planned executions of French Resistance prisoners. More »
While American forces dithered outside Fort George, an armada of British reinforcements appeared through the fog in Penobscot Bay. An ignominious rout was soon under way. More »
Irish inventor and patriot John Phillip Holland designed a submarine for the Fenian Brotherhood to use against British warships. More »
When the formidable Sikh army, the Khalsa, crossed the Sutlej River in the Punjab, it set up an immediate confrontation with British forces. The First Sikh War had begun. More »
Douglas Bader was a formidable foe in the air and as a prisoner of the Germans even though he had no legs. More »
On February 10, 1846 British and Indian troops attacked the rebellious Sikh Army on the Sutlej river. More »
Fearing a Japanese occupation of Madagascar would threaten allied shipping lanes to Egypt and the Far East, the British war office decided to act. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940. More »
British interests in Europe clashed with American strategy in WWII. How the clash influenced the making of the Iron Curtain is debated to this day. 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.