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 »
A sea victory against the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus during the First Punic War sent the Romans on their way toward empire. 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.