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 »
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.