An all-out race to London between King Charles I and his Roundhead enemy came to a halt at Edgehill, a sodden hillside in Warwickshire. More »
At the village of Fuentes de Onoro, the English Duke of Wellington waited to see French Marshal Massena and his optimistically named Army of Portugal. More »
Armed with the Baker Rifle, specially trained British troops became the premiere skirmishers and marksmen of early 19th century warfare. More »
The French rushed in to confront an English Army determined to stand its ground at the 1346 Battle of Crécy. More »
The 1885 Battle of Abu Klea (or Battle of Abu Tulayh) would prove to be the end for British Major-General Charles George Gordon. More »
Restricted by Naval treaties, Britain turned in the 1920s and 1930s to cruisers, of which the HMS Cornwall was first. More »
Code-named Arcadia, the meeting between Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt established a basis for military cooperation. More »
The Pearl Harbor salvage effort following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was an epic of skill, bravery, and ingenuity. More »
After nearly three years of bitter fighting, King Charles I had not won a decisive military advantage. But that would change dramatically in the spring of 1645. More »
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.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.