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Spanish Disaster at Rocroi

Spanish Disaster at Rocroi

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 »

Braxton Bragg at Chickamauga

Braxton Bragg at Chickamauga

Six days after the bloody Battle of Chickamauga, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet wrote to Confederate Secretary of War James Seddon, saying, “I am convinced that nothing but the hand of God can save us or help us as long as we have our present commander.” Longstreet was referring to Braxton   More »



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James Longstreet’s Wilderness Battle

James Longstreet’s Wilderness Battle

Early in the morning on May 6, 1864, a column of Confederates marched east as quietly as possible along the bed of an unfinished railroad

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

USS Potomac: FDR’s White House on the Water

President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the bullet-proofed yacht the USS Potomac on two of the greatest diplomatic missions of WWII.

Il-2 Sturmovik: The Soviet’s Deadly Tank Killer

Il-2 Sturmovik: The Soviet’s Deadly Tank Killer

The Soviet Air Force’s Ilyushin Il-2 “Storm Bird” took a heavy toll in German armor on the Eastern Front.

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

The author, a rifleman in “Love” Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, recalls brutal winter combat on the French-German border.

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