French Admiral Louis Villeret de Joyous was escorting a convoy when he was intercepted by British Admiral Richard Howe off the coast of Brittany. More »
A fatal gun battle erupted when British sailors tried to take control of a French submarine after its homeland surrendered in 1940. More »
The giant French submarine Surcouf’s mysterious fate made her the true Flying Dutchman of World War II. More »
With Napoleon massing an invasion force on the French coast, English Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed home to prevent assault on the British homeland. More »
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.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.