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Ottoman Empire

Dating to the 14th century, the Ottoman Empire was founded by Turkish tribes in the Middle East. The empire spanned more than six centuries, ending in 1922 when it was supplanted by the government of the modern Turkish republic. At its zenith during the 15th and 16th centuries, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, extending from the Arabian Peninsula to Ukraine and the territories of modern eastern European nations such as Romania and Bulgaria to the gates of Vienna, and across North Africa.

The Siege of Shipka Pass

The Siege of Shipka Pass

Turkish troops made repeated attempts to recapture vital Shipka Pass through the Balkan Mountains. The five-day fight for the 4,500-foot-high pass would be the turning point of the Russo-Turkish War.   More »

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The 93rd Infantry Division: The Only African-American Division in the Pacific Theater

The 93rd Infantry Division: The Only African-American Division in the Pacific Theater

Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.

Geronimo: Ruthless Apache Chief

Geronimo: Ruthless Apache Chief

Geronimo was a ruthless Apache warrior whose methods bedeviled the U.S. cavalry and frustrated many of his people.

Disaster at Villers-Bocage: Wittmann’s Tigers vs the Desert Rats

Disaster at Villers-Bocage: Wittmann’s Tigers vs the Desert Rats

Audacious panzer ace Michael Wittmann and a force of heavy Tiger tanks destroyed a British armored column at this once peaceful Norman village.

A Scout in Patton’s Third Army

A Scout in Patton’s Third Army

Bernie Sevel served as a scout for the 90th Infantry Division as Nazi Germany crumbled.

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