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Austria Gave The Ottoman Turks The Greatest Taunt of All Time

Christian Europe teamed up to prevent the Ottoman empire's expansion through Vienna.

5 Things That Surprised The German Army On D-Day

The German army may not have been surprised by an attack, but the Allied forces had a few tricks ready to go.

The Northernmost Confederate Attack was a Raid on Vermont

St Albans Raid was one of the most controversial events in the Civil War.

A Veteran Soldier Perfected The Ultimate Bank Robbery

Turns out discipline and intense planning lend themselves equally well to army life and grand larceny.

6 Revolutionary War Veterans Survived Long Enough To Be Photographed

These six soldiers were part of an 1863 project to speak to remaining Revolutionary War veterans.

Scientific Analysis Reveals the 10 Best Generals of All Time

What happens when you apply baseball's sabermetrics to history's greatest generals? Read this list to find out. 

6 Reasons the Union Won the American Civil War

Here's how Billy Yank ultimately defeated Johnny Reb.

The British Soldier Who Escaped from Dunkirk by Stealing a Car

James May and six of his fellow soldiers were left behind on the dangerous beaches of Dunkirk.

This European City Has Been Destroyed by Invaders 44 Times

All told, the city has seen 115 different wars and been razed to the ground 44 times.

A Missing Tuskegee Airman's Remains Were Identified After 74 Years

Captain Lawrence Dickson was just 24 when his red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighter was downed in 1944. 

Peter Conover Hains: The Civil War Veteran Who Served All the Way up to WWI

He retired in 1904—but the Army wasn't done with him. 

The Earliest-Born American to Be Photographed Is Also a Veteran

In 1852, at age 103, Revolutionary War veteran Conrad Heyer sat down to have his picture taken. 

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