Aside from personal transport, cycling also a long and colorful military history that includes service in various armies in Europe. More »
“If war was made more terrible, it would have a tendency to keep peace among the nations of the earth.” – Richard Gatling, Inventor of the Gatling Gun More »
Vastly overshadowed by the Alamo, the outcome for Santa Anna’s men at the Battle of San Jacinto made the Texas revolt as good as sealed. More »
When an Ottoman army surrounded Jean Kleber’s Division of Mount Tabor on April 16, 1799, the timely arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte ensured a French victory. More »
In their first major battles of World War I, American Expeditionary Force troops helped blunt multiple offensives launched by the German Army in the spring of 1918. More »
Russian earthworks and fieldworks, although hastily constructed, played a crucial role in the Battle of Borodino. More »
Through Louis Desaix’s Expedition into Egypt, Egyptology was thus created with a pen in one hand and a musket in the other. More »
“An obol for Belisarius!” became a catchphase for the shabby treatment governments meted out to their ex-soldiers. But what was the origin of the legend? 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.