Determined to end the divisions within his nation, Italian soldier of fortune Giuseppe Garibaldi landed in Sicily in May 1860 at the head of 1,000 revolutionaries, the Redshirts. The unification of Italy had begun. More »
In two world wars, British and American chaplains risked their lives to bring a fleeting sense of peace and glory to soldiers on the battlefield. More »
This small Italian village on the Sicily coast hosted a stiff battle to repel Allied landings in July 1943. More »
The letters of Corporal James G. Delaney provide a glimpse of military life in World War II and concern for family at home. More »
Nicknamed the Flying Milk Bottle, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter was a stalwart aircraft that served around the globe during World War II. More »
At Asculum, mercenary general Pyrrhus of Epirus faced a rejuvenated Roman army eager to drive him out of Italy. He had one more trick up his sleeve. More »
The rivalry between Bernard Montgomery and George S. Patton became heated during Operation Husky, the campaign to liberate Sicily. 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.