The abduction of General Heinrich Kreipe was a triumph for the British Special Operations Executive. More »
German parachute troops found the resistance from Commonwealth soldiers particularly brutal, but prevailed at terrible cost in the fight for Crete. More »
The underrated British General won two major battles against supposedly unbeatable Marshal Erwin Rommel in North Africa. More »
Emboldened by previous successes, the German’s launched Operation Mercury, dropping thousands of paratroopers onto the defended island of Crete. More »
The fall of Tobruk to Rommel’s “Afrika Korps” siege resulted in disaster for the British Army in North Africa. More »
European Knights made a bold decision during the Seventh Crusade, but they faced formidable terrain and tough opponents at the Battle of Al Mansourah. More »
British General Garnet Wolseley was able to steal a march by making intelligent use of war correspondents. More »
Meinertzhagen’s haversack ruse helped break the stalemate at Gaza and even attracted the appreciation of Lawrence of Arabia for its brilliance. More »
Deceit, ambition, pride, honor, bravery—all played their parts in 1187, with Jerusalem and the Holy Land at stake. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.