Military History

Benedict Arnold: Biography And Facts About The Double-Crossing Historic Figure

January 16, 2021

While history defines Benedict Arnold by his one act of treason against the United States, there is much more to this key figure of the R...

A Brief History of Drones: How The First Drones Appeared In The 1800s

December 21, 2020

In the modern age, drones have become entirely commonplace. Over 100,000 people have a drone pilot license in the United States, and you can buy a...

A Modern History Of Failed Coups: How Political Uprisings Go In Today's Societies

November 3, 2020

The Carabineros open fire on Nacistas occupying the Seguro Obrero. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) People have been plotting to take...

Thirty Years' War: History, Events, Timeline, And Death Count

October 26, 2020

Batalla de Rocroi, 1643. (Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau/Wikimedia Commons) The Thirty Years' War is one of the least-discussed European conflicts despite the fact ...

The First Draft: FDR Signs Selective Training And Service Act

September 15, 2020

Conscription, or the draft, is something that every young man in America thinks about when they turn 17. In order to do anything—get a driver's license, v...

Napoleon's Last Days: How The Exiled French Emperor Spent His Death

August 8, 2020

(Agence photographique de la Réunion des musées nationaux/Wikimedia Commons) As a military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte was unmatched, and as a ruler, ...

Pancho Villa: Mexico's Real-Life Robin Hood

July 24, 2020

(Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons) The name Pancho Villa resonates with Americans like a distant echo of history. We know he's an important Mexican revolutionary figure...

King George III's Statue: Beheaded And Melted It Down For Bullets In 1776

July 2, 2020

On March 21, 1770, an awe-inspiring statue of King George III was installed on a small patch of land called Bowling Green, right on the south...

History Of Tear Gas: When The U.S. Gassed Their Own Citizens

June 2, 2020

(Public domain/Wikimedia Commons) Tear gas, mace, pepper spray—we see them being used pretty much every day on the news without knowing exactly what they ar...

Horatio Nelson's Body: When The British Pickled Their Dead Leader In A Barrel To Bring Him Home

March 11, 2020

At the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic War, Britain's most beloved naval hero, Horatio Nelson, was struck by a musk...

Chilling And Rare Military Photography 

November 3, 2019

When it comes to fascinating military photos they aren’t defined by an era, but rather what we’re used to seeing. These declassified photos that span hundreds of years run the gam...

The Greatest Fighter Pilot In American History Was Named Dick Bong

October 15, 2019

Names tend to follow people throughout their lives, especially when they make people giggle. Dick Trickle, Harry Baals, and Tokyo Sexwale were all re...

Honneur et Fidélité: The French Foreign Legion

October 7, 2019

The French Foreign Legion at Bastille Day rehearsals in 2015. Source: (LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) Coming in the wake of a revolution, France created its Foreign Leg...

The Edelweiss Pirates Fought Back Against The Hitler Youth Of WWII Germany

October 6, 2019

Edelweiss Pirates youth group in Nazi Germany. They emerged in western Germany out of the German Youth Movement of the late 1930s. Source: (Univ...

Audie Murphy: From The Most Decorated WWII Soldier To Movie Star

September 25, 2019

Audie Murphy with Marshall Thompson in "To Hell and Back" 1955. Source: (Photo by RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images) It is not often that someone comes...

Lafayette: The Man Who Helped Win Both The American And French Revolutions

September 3, 2019

You’ve probably noticed a street or park or building named Lafayette in your town, but have you ever stopped to wonder just why this rare Fre...

War Elephants Were So Scary, They Created War Pigs

August 23, 2019

War elephants, equipped according to General d'Orgoni's instructions, Burma, illustration from L'Illustration, Journal Universel, No 595, Volume XXIV, July 22, 1854. So...

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