General George S. Patton and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel were masters of battlefield mobility and the operational art of war. More »
The Demyansk salient proved a horrific Eastern Front battleground, due in part to the meddling of two dictators. More »
In spite of a tenacious defense, the Soviet Red Army overwhelmed the Germans in the Austrian capital of Vienna. More »
On the eve of the Battle of Peleliu, the Marines were told it would be “very tough but very short.” Unfortunately, it would prove to be one of the bloodiest and most neglected battles of the Pacific War. More »
Taken by complete surprise, Saladin was defeated by his own hubris shortly after his first significant military campaign against a crusader state. 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.