Major General Eric Dorman-Smith was an architect of the strategy that won the first battle of El Alamein in June 1942. More »
A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
The abduction of General Heinrich Kreipe was a triumph for the British Special Operations Executive. More »
The Australian 9th Division defeated the Africa Korps at the Libyan port city on April 13-14, 1941. More »
Three days after Pearl Harbor, the loss of the battleship Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser Repulse crippled the British defense of the Far East. More »
Athenian-born general Iphicrates was the mastermind behind the unstoppable Greek phalanx and many other military innovations. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.