history

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

Patrick Hollis10 months ago
The Vietnam War: A Tale of Two Presidents
The 1960s and 1970s were turbulent decades for US politics. In a little over 10 years, America went from launching full scale war in Vietnam to gradually pulling out before the one and only case of a ...
Young People Must Have a Right to Choose When It Comes to Military
If many of you did not know, many youngsters when they finish high school are forced into the military for two years, and wasting precious time they could be spending on their studies and Uni. Why sho...
Ryan Witt10 months ago
10 Ways War Has Changed Through History
Whether we are considering the present tension in the Middle East, World War I, or the conquest of Alexander the Great, people should understand that war is as much a part of humankind as is needing f...
Nicola P. Younga year ago
10 Allegedly Haunted Military Bases
Though there is never conclusive proof, legends and eyewitness reports overwhelmingly indicate that ghosts and entities result, most often, from violent and premature deaths. Disturbing events of the ...
Iggy Paulsena year ago
10 Priceless Treasures Lost During Wars
War is the ultimate form of universal loss. When a war is waged, people lose their lives, their livelihoods, and at times, even their faith in humanity. The human cost alone is devastating, but there ...
10 Bizarre Military Mysteries No One Can Explain
Military history always makes for an interesting, gripping read. People still remain fascinated by the most notorious war criminals of all time, enjoy reading about the greatest generals in history, a...
Den1c Macleoda year ago
The Iolaire
The Iolaire There are a lot of publications about the Iolaire disaster that devastated the population of the Isle of Lewis. I have lived on the island my whole life, and as far as I know my family goe...
Aerial Combat Ace: Erich Hartmann
During the Second World War, Allied pilots came to know of Erich Hartmann through his daring and his skill as a fighter pilot. Such was his status that his comrades called him Bubi, but to the Soviets...
Rich Monettia year ago
Revolutionary War Monument to Remember the Diversity of All Who Sacrificed in Crucial Local Battle
Picture a monument of a White American officer flanked in battle by an African American enlistee and a Native American sharpshooter, and the commemoration must come no earlier than the Korean War. The...
Tyler Buchanana year ago
Trench Warfare
Trench warfare tactics exercised in World War I were detrimental both strategically and psychologically. The outdated fighting style of two sides lining up and firing at each other, except paired with...
Remembering Our History
I grew up on the Mason-Dixon line just south of the St. Michaels, the town made infamous for outsmarting the Brits during the Revolutionary War. We have some Northerner traits, some southern hospitali...
When Autogyros Went to War
In World War Two, engineers and strategists alike were kept busy developing new and innovative weapon systems, mostly costly and increasingly sophisticated but there was one German design that bucked ...
The Incredible Life of the Red Baron
On April 21, 1918 the German nation lost an icon and a poster boy for the war because this was the day that the Red Baron died in his distinctive red triplane. To the British, his death was a victory;...
The Battle of Vella Lavella
When you think of classic World War Two naval actions, people invariably think of battleships slugging it out like pugilists but more often than not, naval battles usually involved destroyers; particu...
Operation Anthropoid
The Nazi regime in Germany had few more chilling characters than Reinhard Heydrich. He was the chief architect of the genocide of the European Jews in the so-called "Final Solution" and was also Prote...
john cosmaa year ago
Napoleon in Egypt
After substantial military victories for France over the Austrian Empire in Italy, a 29-year-old General named Napoleon Bonaparte decided that conquering Egypt would help in France’s war with England ...
The Berlin Air Lift
Contrary to popular myth the Allies were not caught completely unawares when the Russians encircled the Allied occupation zone of Berlin in the spring of 1948. The Allied response, however, was unifie...
Operation Eagle Claw
In American political history, there are few moments that can be pinpointed as marking the moment a President lost an election; but the day that President Jimmy Carter authorised the use of Special Fo...