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Published: March 08, 2011 at 1:34 pm
After Virginia's secession in 1861 and the start of the Civil War, General Joseph E. Johnston and his men experienced an idyllic summer in the northern Shenandoah Valley.
Published: March 08, 2011 at 1:22 pm
Stephen Sears writes of how the Army of the Potomac's politically appointed generals and short-term volunteer troops nearly unhinged Lincoln’s plans in 1861 to win the Civil War.
Published: February 08, 2011 at 7:23 pm
During World War II, adroit navy public relations and obliging media coverage wrapped PT boats in glamour. Initially designed for dangerous nighttime attacks on much larger Japanese warships, the boats came to be seen as intrepid little heroes, America’s Davids taking on Japan’s Goliaths of the sea.
Published: February 08, 2011 at 7:18 pm
Though John F. Kennedy emerged from World War II as a national hero, he thought of the war years as a dark period for his family. “It turned [us] upside down and sucked all the oxygen out of our smug and comfortable assumptions,” he said.
Published: February 08, 2011 at 7:06 pm
In August 1812, Captain Isaac Hull in the American frigate Constitution dismasted the Royal Navy's Guerrière in a resounding victory that helped the U.S. Navy hold its own for nearly three years against the mightiest sea power on earth.
Published: February 08, 2011 at 5:41 pm
Photographs of John F. Kennedy during World War II.
Published: November 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm
"Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength." Winston Churchill - May 13, 1940
Published: November 10, 2010 at 6:17 pm
In Norway in 1940, Hitler and Churchill gamble their careers and the futures of their respective countries. The campaign was a fiasco for Churchill, yet it propelled him into office and ensured Hitler would fail to turn back the D-Day invasion four years later.
Published: November 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Despite its enduring fame, the Red Baron’s slow, crash-prone plane was no great fighting machine.
Published: November 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm
During the September Campaign in Poland in 1939, no mounted Polish cavalrymen ever charged at German tanks with lances, but their story is on of bravery and professionalism in the face of overwhelming odds, and it clearly indicates that far from being a military anachronism, the Polish lancer was a tough and dangerous adversary.
Published: August 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm
On May 3, 1898, two days after Commodore George Dewey’s stunning defeat of the Spanish at Manila Bay, President William McKinley sent American troops to occupy the Philippines. At this early stage in the Spanish-American War, there was no plan for the occupation, including how long it would last or what ends the United States sought in those distant islands.
Published: April 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm
How daredevil U.S. Navy pilots used smarts and pluck—and a clutch of old torpedoes—to end an early stalemate during the Korean War.
Published: February 24, 2010 at 9:49 am
A former Russian cavalry officer, Marshal Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim, helped Finland win independence, then saved it from Stalin and Hitler
Published: February 24, 2010 at 1:39 am
In the 1864 “bayonet election,” the soldier vote—and a timely Union success—helped a pro-war civilian, Lincoln, defeat a pro-peace general, McClellan.
Published: February 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm
Photograph of Larry Burrows taken during Operation Deckhouse, February 1967 (Marine Corps Photograph/National Archives).
A fellow war photographer recalls the humble but legendary camera master.
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Published: December 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm
After the elegantly executed Inchon landings, the U.S. Marines faced bloodied but unbowed North Korean forces that dug in to protect Kimpo Airfield and South Korea’s former capital.