From their first battlefield use in India 3,000 years ago, war elephants functioned as living tanks. More »
Mercenary general Chabrias the Athenian confounded enemies of the famed city-state for more than three decades. More »
Skilled in the murderous arts to which they gave their name, early Shiite Assassins predated modern-day terrorists by a thousand years. More »
A coup d’état opened the Middle East oil fields to the Nazis. Seizing them would be a tremendous prize. More »
The taking and keeping of Rashid Ali’s Iraq in the Nazi fold could very likely have led to an Axis coup in neighboring Persia. More »
With Sultan Mohammed II’s Turkish horde at the gates of Rhodes, the city’s Knights Hospitallers prepared an unholy welcome for the Ottoman siege. More »
Byzantine spies helped to secure battlefield victories and alter enemy strategies in the Empire’s war with Persia. More »
The Great Emperor Constantine’s victory at Milvian Bridge in AD 312 forever changed the path of Western civilization as we know it. More »
At the start of the First Anglo-Afghan War, Elphinstone’s Army easily marched in. But during the 1842 Kabul Retreat, marching out was another matter. More »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.