The 5 Most Humiliating Defeats In Military History

Superior numbers sometimes just mean a chance at superior embarrassment.

The Unbelievable Tales of History’s Most Unlikely Victories

These three battles shaped the fate of the world—especially because their results were so shocking.

2020’s Best Biographies Spanned Centuries and Explored Vital Figures

This year's finest biographies brought fresh insight to previously trodden lives and uncovered those that history has forgotten.

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Ski Troops

From 1200 to 2020, soldiers in the Northern reaches of Europe have strapped on uniforms, guns ... and skis.

This War of 1812 Vet Saw the Battle of Gettysburg from his Porch... and Joined It

John Burns showed his commitment to the United States—and its union—until his final days.

The Incredible Story of the Harlem Hellfighters, WWI's Staunch Infantry Heroes

The men who were the Harlem Hellfighters were brave, courageous, and true.

The Battle of Aqaba—and T.E. Lawrence—Shaped the Future of the Middle East

Neil Faulkner explores how a historian's insight impacted the development of the Middle East, in Lawrence of Arabia's War.

This Once-Enslaved Woman Disguised Herself as a Man to Enlist in the U.S. Army

Cathay Williams was inspired to join the U.S. Army during her time pressed into service in the Civil War.

The British Struck an Early Resounding Blow in the American Revolution

During the early Battle of Long Island, a British victory left American forces dejected.

The Battle of Belleau Wood was One of WWI's Most Important, Forgotten Battles

The US Marines’ greatest stand came in the final months of World War I.

Germanicus: The Great Military Mind of Ancient Rome

Despite widespread adulation of Germanicus, many mysteries about the capable leader remain.

This Marine Came Back To His Family 5 Years After He Died

Ronald Ridgeway survived long years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.

One War Ends, Another Soldiers On: V-E Day 75 Years Later

Continents continued to shift and war went on even as people around the world celebrated.

Can A Pandemic Turn The Tide Of War?

History has proven the power of unchecked disease many times before.

Iwo Jima: The True Details of an Iconic Photograph in the Midst of Battle

Discover the essential account of the men who raised the flags during the Battle of Iwo Jima.