Probably the most deadly weapon used before the invention of firearms, the Roman gladius terrorized the Western world for seven hundred years. More »
Fighting with the gladius was hard work, and for a Roman phalanx, combat was very much a physically demanding proposition. 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.