During the Battle of Allia, ‘mere barbarians’ defeated the elite Roman army when the Gauls sacked Rome.
Having gambled all for love, Mark Antony sent his warships into the Ionian Sea for one last toss of the dice at Actium. More »
Julius Caesar and his legionaries would find the fog-wracked island of Brittania both mysterious and fraught with danger. More »
From AD 43 to AD 410, during the Roman occupation of what was then Britannia, Roman legions were the backbone of imperial authority. Read more here. More »
Between AD 60 and 61, Celtic Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe led an army of revolters into a fight against Gaius Paulinus, the Roman Governor of Britannia. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.