On a plain in central Greece, Caesar and Pompey met on August 9, 48 BC to determine which one of them would assume control of the Roman Republic. More »
With the Second Punic War against Carthage going badly for the Romans, the Senate turned to an inexperienced 24-year-old commander, Publius Cornelius Scipio, to lead a new campaign in Spain. More »
From their first battlefield use in India 3,000 years ago, war elephants functioned as living tanks. More »
Led by a Thracian gladiator, rebellious slaves took to the mountains of southern Italy in desperate bid for freedom from their Roman masters. More »
Augustus Caesar’s stepson, and the first Roman general to conquer Germania, founding many of the greatest cities on the Rhine. More »
Probably the most deadly weapon used before the invention of firearms, the Roman gladius terrorized the Western world for seven hundred years. More »
The Great Emperor Constantine’s victory at Milvian Bridge in AD 312 forever changed the path of Western civilization as we know it. More »
Caesar’s Conquest of Gaul Began with His Battle Against a Worthy Opponent, the Mighty Ariovistus, King of the Suebi. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.