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Military History

Scipio and the Spanish Campaign

With the Second Punic War against Carthage going badly for the Romans, the Senate turned to an inexperienced 24-year-old commander, Publius Cornelius Scipio, to lead a new campaign in Spain.   More »

Scipio and the Spanish Campaign

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The Siege of Shipka Pass

Turkish troops made repeated attempts to recapture vital Shipka Pass through the Balkan Mountains. The five-day fight for the 4,500-foot-high pass would be the turning point of the Russo-Turkish War.   More »

The Siege of Shipka Pass


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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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