Swedish King Charles XII set out to force the Russians to raise their siege of Narva. It became a defining moment for the young monarch. More »
A Swedish-led Protestant army marched to the rescue of Nordlinger. But first it would have to pry the Catholic enemy from heights above the city. More »
In the summer of 1675, Swedish troops led by Marshal Karl Wrangel invaded the German principality of Brandenburg. More »
The Nazi Foreign Legion included soldiers of numerous nationalities who fought for numerous different reasons. More »
Reacting to a combination aimed at overwhelming him, Napoleon Bonaparte deploys a new fighting formation that eminently proves its worth. More »
Norway’s King Harald Hardradi, known as ‘the Land Waster,’ came close to conquering England before William the Conqueror in 1066. More »
When she died in 1979, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called Hanna Reitsch ‘the most successful woman flier of all time.’ 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.