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  • Weapons Check | Hand Mortar

    The hand mortar was a visually threatening but largely impractical shoulder-fired weapon used predominantly in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, though it also made its way...

  • Voices | Gerald York

    Freedom is not something you win once and have forever...

  • Insight: Fluid Landscapes

    Change is the only constant on Civil War battlefields...

  • Opening Antwerp

    In the fall of 1944, as ‘Monty’ obsessed about a bridge too far, Canadian units fought to secure Europe’s largest port ...

  • Out of the Deep: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

    When the USS Indianapolis sank in shark-infested waters, the navy unjustly held its captain responsible. It took more than 50 years to clear his name...

  • I, Spy

    “I began my mission in wartime France as a British secret agent. My job was to recruit, arm, and train a secret French force to carry out sabotage and harassment…” ...

  • Lee Miller: Model, Muse, Artist, Newshawk

    Photographer Lee Miller was a 20th century icon on both sides of the camera ...

  • Learning from the Best: Escape Artists of World War I

    In 1917 the most troublesome, breakout-prone Allied POWs were sent to a land-locked prison called Holzminden. By assembling such a group with dozens of attempts under their belts,...