Alexander Smith's valor in World War I earned him the Military Cross. His son later became famous as Tonto to Clayton Moore’s Lone Ranger
In 1961, the CIA’s clandestine Combined Studies Group, along with U.S. Special Forces, began experimenting with a program to organize a group of Vietnam's Highland tribes known collectively as “Montagnards”
From June 1942 through 1945 frontline American soldiers filed stories and photographed World War II and its aftermath for a select readership—themselves
Was the execution of German guards at the infamous concentration camp a war crime, a reaction to trauma, or vigilante justice?
In late 1944, a now-forgotten battle led to some of the Pacific War's most doomed and wasteful clashes against the Japanese.
Spc. 4 James T. Davis lost his life tracking down an enemy signal in Vietnam
For centuries Armenian residents of the Transcaucasian stronghold of Kars watched invaders come and go—until its final betrayal
As World War II neared, Laura Ingalls took to the skies in the name of U.S. isolationism—and in support of Nazi Germany.
Amid the War of 1812 an American general eager to strike a blow against the British mounted a risky raid deep into western Upper Canada
The 122 mm D-74, a towed gun that entered Soviet service in 1955, was the most numerous gun in the NVA’s five independent artillery regiments
One of John Steinbeck’s lesser-known works, The Moon Is Down, was among the most effective pieces of wartime propaganda ever written
The outlaw band known as the Cowboys operated freely in Arizona Territory—until the Earp brothers and a friend named ‘Doc’ called their bluff
A contrarian look at the influences underpinning the famed rock star from Tupelo, Mississippi.
In 685, the Picts clashed with Angles in a fight that some historians believe forged the roots of present-day Scotland
Himmler hunted for a missing royal skeleton, held ghostly candlelit ceremonies in a crypt and transformed a medieval church into a temple of Nazi terror