In 955 AD, the fierce Magyar nomads of Central Europe invaded Bavaria yet again. The newly united Germans under red-haired King Otto were determined they would never return. More »
Frederick the Great’s invasion of Austrian-held Silesia in 1740 was the first step in Prussia’s rise to one of Europe’s great military powers. More »
A confident Spanish army invaded France in May 1643 to take advantage of Louis XIV’s extreme youth. It hardly expected to meet an army led by as gifted a commander as the Duke of Enghien on the high ground outside of Rocroi. More »
A Swedish-led Protestant army marched to the rescue of Nordlinger. But first it would have to pry the Catholic enemy from heights above the city. More »
Helmuth von Moltke’s complex strategy to defeat the Austrian Army required to Prussian princes to adhere to its principles to ensure its success. More »
For the pagan Wends living along the Baltic Sea, the Second Crusade quickly became a desperate struggle for tribal survival. More »
A coalition bent on destroying France’s Philip II invaded Flanders in July 1214. Marching along were French barons with a score to settle. More »
Throughout history, Christian bishops have joined kings and their armies on the battlefield—not to console and minister, but to fight. More »
In the summer of 1675, Swedish troops led by Marshal Karl Wrangel invaded the German principality of Brandenburg. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.