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Death by Longbow

English King Edward III’s longbowmen shattered multiple charges by French King Philip VI’s mounted French knights at Crécy in 1346.   More »

Death by Longbow

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Masterstroke at Friedland

Emperor Napoleon achieved a decisive victory over Count Bennigsen’s Russians in June 1807, redeeming the Grand Armee after its setback at Eylau.   More »

Masterstroke at Friedland

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Hell in a Dark Wood

In the autumn of 1944, the U.S. First Army was chewed up in the Hürtgen Forest where it had to contend with counterattacks by the Germans.   More »

Hell in a Dark Wood

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The Ill-Fated Goettge Patrol

Unprepared, a group of 25 American Marines fell victim to one of the first publicized atrocities committed by the Japanese in the South Pacific.   More »

The Ill-Fated Goettge Patrol

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Ironclad Clash at Lissa

The Austrian and Italian navies fought a desperate battle In the Adriatic sea In 1866. Although outnumbered, the Austrians prevailed.   More »

Ironclad Clash at Lissa


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A Hard Mutt’s Life: “Military Dogs” in World War II

A Hard Mutt’s Life: “Military Dogs” in World War II

Below, the fox terrier ‘Salvo’ prepares for a drop over England. Military dogs played a key role in morale and companionship throughout the war.

A Wehrmacht Pioneer Laid to Rest 70 Years After Operation Barbarossa

A Wehrmacht Pioneer Laid to Rest 70 Years After Operation Barbarossa

Thanks to technological advances and local help, a Wehrmacht Pioneer was finally located and laid to rest years after Operation Barbarossa.

Emperor Julian “The Apostate”

Emperor Julian “The Apostate”

Emperor Julian ‘The Apostate’ sought to emulate Alexander the Great’s conquest of Persia, but Shapur II’s Savaran cavalry proved his undoing.

American Writers Who Avoided the Civil War

American Writers Who Avoided the Civil War

Mark Twain was not the only famous American writer to avoid fighting—and possibly dying—in the American Civil War.

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