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WWII

Fatal Pride at Peleliu

General William Rupertus’s proud 1st Marine Division charged ashore at Peleliu on September 15, 1944, expecting to cakewalk to victory. It would prove, instead, to be one of the costliest amphibious attacks in American history.   More »

Fatal Pride at Peleliu

Military History

The War of Jenkins’ Ear

Despite its ridiculous name, the War of Jenkins’ Ear was a deadly serious conflict between the two greatest sea powers of the day—Great Britain and Spain. At stake were all the riches of the New World.   More »

The War of Jenkins’ Ear


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World War 2 Casualties: The Freckleton Air Disaster

World War 2 Casualties: The Freckleton Air Disaster

As World War 2 casualties go, the Freckleton air disaster was the single largest suffered by the allies in the entire war.

The Likable, Inept Ambrose Burnside

The Likable, Inept Ambrose Burnside

Ambrose Burnside knew better than anyone ele that he was ill-suited to command an entire army into combat.

World War 2 Casualties & Caring for the Wounded

World War 2 Casualties & Caring for the Wounded

In the midst of escalating numbers of World War 2 casualties, American soldiers followed a medical care echelon system initially devised for European battlefields.

John Griffen’s Ordnance Rifle at the Battle of Gettysburg

John Griffen’s Ordnance Rifle at the Battle of Gettysburg

Inventor John Griffen’s 3-inch Ordnance Rifle was one of the safest, most reliable, and most accurate cannons of the American Civil War.

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