A coup d’état opened the Middle East oil fields to the Nazis. Seizing them would be a tremendous prize. 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 »
Trajan, Emperor of Rome, was a tough and meticulous general as well as a capable administrator and builder. More »
William Welsh presents a First Gulf War timeline of events that outlines the entire conflict, from the Iraqi invasion on August 2, 1990 to the negotiated cease-fire on February 28, 1991. 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.