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 »
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.