William Bligh, of Mutiny on the Bounty fame, has come down through history as a first-class despot. But was he a villain, a victim—or both? More »
Not normally considered a military weapon,the short-range shotgun has found multiple uses since its introduction as blunderbuss. More »
The 95th Regiment of Foot was a new formation in 1808. The regiment was an outgrowth of the hard-won lessons learned during the American Revolution. More »
Cut off from his base by the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte, British General Sir John Moore began a three-week-long retreat to Corunna. More »
A coup d’état opened the Middle East oil fields to the Nazis. Seizing them would be a tremendous prize. More »
The taking and keeping of Rashid Ali’s Iraq in the Nazi fold could very likely have led to an Axis coup in neighboring Persia. More »
Following the surrender of most major German units, some continued to fight the Allies in Europe for months. More »
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.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.