Deceit, ambition, pride, honor, bravery—all played their parts in 1187, with Jerusalem and the Holy Land at stake. More »
Perhaps the most interesting warriors to emerge from the First Crusade were the mounted ghulams, or “slave soldiers,” of the Seljuq Turks. Read more inside. More »
A much-feared hand-held weapon, the crossbow was once banned by the Catholic Church. But its origins are found in ancient China. Read more inside. More »
Numerous nations developed manned submersibles to attack enemy shipping during World War II and achieved some notable successes.
Louis Antoine de Bougainville made a name for himself fighting in the forested wilds of North America and circumnavigating the globe.
A 15-minute skirmish at Wrightsville Bridge had a lasting impact on the Battle of Gettysburg and, by extension, the entire American Civil War.