The French had made a brilliant move, but Admiral Nelson discovered a means that might bring it all to naught. More »
Was Franklin Roosevelt planning to intervene on Great Britain’s behalf before Pearl Harbor? Winston Churchill, for one, thought so. More »
During the 1862 Battle of Puebla, a hastily assembled team of Mexican peasants met the “world’s best army”, delaying Napoleon III’s plans for Mexico. More »
During the Second Boer War’s Battle of Spion Kop, the British Empire came face to face with an indigenous enemy that easily matched it in ferocity. More »
Rescuing survivors from Hood in the Atlantic and Repulse in the Pacific, HMS Electra was everywhere in the war’s early days. More »
The story of the Nazi spy Cicero played out on the stage of World War II like a tragic opera. More »
The first real blood in the fort-five rebellion was drawn when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite rebels squared off against government forces. More »
Bonaparte’s road to glory began in 1796 with a two-week campaign in Italy that announced his arrival on the European stage. More »
Allied forces won tactical victories during the Battles of Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign, but events in other theaters compelled them withdraw. 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.