history

The history of warfare; stories of combat and conflict across land, seas and skies, from ancient times to the present.

Jonathan Reed20 days ago
Without Them
They stood shoulder to shoulder, ten men in a line, hands pressed to their foreheads performing a salute. After 75 years their salute was slower, their balance aided by walking sticks, their sight som...
Jacob Nelsona month ago
Bloodiest War in History
WWII, the second World War, was a global war where all the great powers chose between two alliances—the allies or the axis. This war lasted a total of six years from 1939 to 1945.
Jimmy O’Brian3 months ago
Alsace: Episode Two
A German World War two pilot sprints across a field headed towards a low stone French farm house. It’s evening and the sun has set under the horizon but still casts a blue and purple light, which disp...
Flying Ace4 months ago
Should the US Remove Confederate Memorials?
Should the US take down Confederate Memorials or not? It was once said that those who forget or try to eradicate history, will end up repeating it. History has always had a light and dark side to it. ...
Iggy Paulsen5 months ago
10 Wild Things People Ate During World War II
After Pearl Harbor was bombed, American soldiers found themselves fighting one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Their harrowing stories are the subject of hundreds of military history books eve...
Ossiana Tepfenhart5 months ago
15 Wild Facts About Hiroshima and Nagasaki
If there's one thing that fascinates me about World War II, it was the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Prior to those two bombings, the world had never seen the might that nuclear fission can wiel...
Bill Shaffir5 months ago
10 Surprising Facts About Life in the British Military
The British military is one of the oldest organized group of soldiers out there. They have fought in countless wars and protected their nation valiantly against any harm or threat. Most of these soldi...
The History of the Rebel Yell
I don't know whether to thank or admonish Billy Idol for his hit, new wave album Rebel Yell. Sure, he ensured that the term "rebel yell" exists at the forefront of the American lexicon for a few more ...
Rich Monetti6 months ago
The Burning of Bedford and the Local Collector who Holds Two Brown Bess Rifles that Were Present
236 years have passed since the war for American independence ended. Far from the foregone conclusion that history implies, the collective remembrance we accept plays more like a quaint little 18th Ce...
Patrick Hollis6 months ago
Christmas Truce
The mention of the First World War usually conjures up the image of desolate battlefields, dead and dying soldiers, and a grinding war of attrition in the trenches. Yet one event in the months of the ...
History Roundtable7 months ago
Crimes of the German Soldiers
Today, despite a rise in the popularity and publicity of neo-Nazis, most reasonable people disagree with the basic premise of Nazi ideology, if not all of its tenets. Despite this, there is a large nu...
Patrick Hollis8 months ago
Armistice 100: Why War Is a Seemingly Irreplaceable Part of Our Species
Today marks exactly a century since the end of the First World War. In Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne, about 37 miles (60 km) north of Paris, the bloodiest conflict in hu...
Shandi Pace8 months ago
1968: The Height of the Vietnam War
It’s pretty much impossible to talk about 1968 without mentioning the Vietnam War. An issue that plagued Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, the Vietnam War, reached its peak at the start of the year. It’s d...
Patrick Hollis8 months ago
The Media in the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War is often referred to as the first televised war. Never had so many journalists been on the ground in a hostile nation. Before Vietnam journalists were viewed as propaganda weapons for ...
Cato Conroy8 months ago
10 Ways Military History Impacts Civilian Life
I remember my professor lecturing us about the Trojan Wars in history class. More specifically, I was sitting down, listening to the story of the Trojan horse, and the warning about "Greeks bearing gi...
Gregory Fuentes8 months ago
Sam Houston Against Disunion
Have you ever had an unpopular opinion? Here's a famous one from Texas. Sam Houston stands with his convictions to have Texas remain as a part of the Union States. The uproars of those who seek to sep...
Patrick Hollis9 months ago
Protesting the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was arguably one of the most controversial wars of the 20th century. The conflict was as significant in the streets of the USA as it was in the rice patties of Vietnam. Americans were ...
History Roundtable9 months ago
Why My Lai?
In March 16, 1968, American army units, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, and the Americal Division killed between 347 to 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians of all ag...