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 Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.