Although the bow and javelin are more famous ancient weapons, the sling was just as important to the skirmishers of old. More »
The Battle of Dorylaeum would influence the tactics, strategy, and mystique of the many Crusades to follow. More »
Threatened with the destruction of their ancient culture, Jewish rebels rose in opposition to their Syrian occupiers. An unlikely new hero would lead the way. More »
The Hospitallers and other great military-religious orders of the Crusade bred fierce religious soldiers. More »
With Sultan Mohammed II’s Turkish horde at the gates of Rhodes, the city’s Knights Hospitallers prepared an unholy welcome for the Ottoman siege. More »
Tested and tempered in the fires of the Crusades, the heavily armored Knights of the Teutonic Order faced ragtag Russian forces at Lake Peipus. More »
In the 11th century, Crusaders battled the Seljuq Turks at the Siege of Antioch, the final obstacle on their path into Jerusalem. More »
Meinertzhagen’s haversack ruse helped break the stalemate at Gaza and even attracted the appreciation of Lawrence of Arabia for its brilliance. More »
The Assassins were a much-feared fighting group in the late 11th century. But what was their origin? And what did their name mean? More »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.