Khaki was the original camouflage after British scouts traded their red coats for dust-colored native attire while serving in India in the mid-19th century. More »
The British lost an entire generation at the 1916 Battle of the Somme; a new era in warfare was born. More »
At Treblinka and Sobibor, prisoners doomed to death struck against their SS and Ukrainian oppressors. More »
In a dusty, heat-stoked Mexican village, a handful of French Foreign Legionnaires made a last stand that lives on in history. More »
Irish-born “Mad Mike” Hoare led a rag-tag band of mercenaries on a comic-opera invasion of the Seychelles Islands. More »
Allied forces won tactical victories during the Battles of Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign, but events in other theaters compelled them withdraw. More »
General William C. Westmoreland was a stalwart fighter and patriot through three separate wars. More »
German commander Erwin Rommel was pushing hard toward Cairo, but a remote desert outpost manned by the French Foreign Legion would upset his plans. More »
The OSS supported the French Resistance by parachuting agents, including Marines, into the Haute Savoie region of France. 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.