Blake Stilwell is a writer for We Are the Mighty, a site by and for veterans.
Bombing by balloon had been outlawed by the Hague Convention of 1899, but Italian forces found a workaround.
Even a 300,000 Franc bounty couldn't bring him down.
Court-martialed after the sinking of the cruiser, Captain McVay's innocence was proven by Hunter Scott in 1996.
The Paris Gun was so named for its far-off target.
Support dogs have a long-standing history that might surprise you.
Alexander Selkirk was left ashore an uninhabited island by his captain.
In 1956, one man reminisced about his experience in the Ford's Theater at age five.
Bass Reeves was the first black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi–and one of the most beloved.
A more heroic swig of wine we've never encountered.
The car of the future was also the downfall of many a high-ranking Nazi.
Westward expansion wasn't a simple matter of packing your bags and moving out.
That iconic, terrifying sound wasn't necessary to the functioning of an airplane.
Susan Roley Malone had cherished the ideal of working for the Bureau long before a career as an FBI agent was open to women.
Christian Europe teamed up to prevent the Ottoman empire's expansion through Vienna.
The German army may not have been surprised by an attack, but the Allied forces had a few tricks ready to go.
St Albans Raid was one of the most controversial events in the Civil War.
Turns out discipline and intense planning lend themselves equally well to army life and grand larceny.
These six soldiers were part of an 1863 project to speak to remaining Revolutionary War veterans.
There's a good reason the old battleships are gone.
What happens when you apply baseball's sabermetrics to history's greatest generals? Read this list to find out.