There’s no way around it; history has been shaped by the outcome of innumerable wars and battles fought over everything from religion to territorial disputes to outright revenge over a perceived injustice. Learning about these conflicts is vital to understanding the world we live in today.
Our military coverage spans the ancient world through the Cold War. Discover epic medieval clashes, or fierce battles that caused entire ancient civilizations to crumble. Examine the political intricacies of sprawling conflicts like the Seven Years’ War or the War of Spanish Succession. Explore the devastation of the World Wars, or the fresh conflicts they left in their wake.
There’s also the fascinating evolution of weapons from the Stone Age through the nuclear arms race, as well as the changing military theories and strategies (or lack thereof) powering key decisions. Or you can discover a unique study of how contagious diseases have impacted the outcome of every war in America’s history, from skirmishes with Native Americans to 20th-century biological warfare.
True stories about the people who fought these conflicts put a human face to the cost of war. You can learn about the Soviet Union’s Night Witches (an all-female regiment of fighter pilots), discover the Mapuche people’s centuries-long military resistance against the Spanish conquistadors, or read war books written by those who were actually there. Whatever draws you into military history, we’re exploring every angle of the conflicts that caused empires to rise and fall, reshaping our world in the process.
The use of Native American languages during the Pacific Theater of World War II safeguarded every American move.
Neal Bascomb tells the Allied pilots’ little-known story in his new book, The Escape Artists.
Captain Lawrence Dickson was just 24 when his red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighter was downed in 1944.
These engaging listens will transport you to the front lines.
The Dutch brought camouflage to a whole new level.
Tragically, one last American life was lost between the announcement of Japan's surrender and the signing of the document.
Secret agent Peter Malkin opens up about the capture that inspired the film Operation Finale.
By Olivia Mason
They flew their first mission in June 1942—and quickly developed a reputation for deadly precision.
His heroic act silenced seven enemy machine guns and captured 25 German troops.
The notorious statesman's ability to get out of tight pinches while benefitting himself is beyond compare.
By Robert Walsh
A group of Navajo men came together in the 1940s to create an unbreakable military code.
Corporal Guy Gabaldon was able to talk troops into surrendering.
Seeger's prophetic verse was published posthumously, after he fell at the Battle of the Somme.
He retired in 1904—but the Army wasn't done with him.
Grant Moves South explores the legendary general’s pivotal successes and military strategies.
By Allison Wild
Major went above and beyond the call of duty in World War II and the Korean War.
By Robert Walsh
Congressman Charlie Wilson was a champion for the covert op that affected the outcome of the Soviet-Afghan War.