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WARS

The Great Emu War Of 1932 (Yes, really)

October 13, 2019

In 1932 the Australian Army was called to the wheat belt of Western Australia to do battle with a foe with literally inhuman intuition. The enemy was neither an invading army n...

Isandlwana: The Battle that Shook the British Empire

October 5, 2019

Reenactment of the Battle of Isandlwana. Source: (RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images) The nineteenth century was the apogee of European imperialism. At the front of ...

Why Did Hannibal Lose?

September 17, 2019

The Fight between Scipio Africanus and Hannibal, c. 1616-1618. Artist: Cesari, Bernardino (1565-1621) Source: (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images) If one had to list the great...

Spymaster "Wild Bill" Donovan

August 30, 2019

On New Year’s Day, 1883, William Joseph Donovan was born in Buffalo, New York. He was to become an American hero, earning the Medal of Honor during World War I as well as becoming the c...

Oliver Hazard Perry And The Battle Of Lake Erie

August 5, 2019

The Battle of Lake Erie. 1911 painting by Edward Percy Moran. Source: (Universal History Archive/Getty Images) The War of 1812 is not the sexiest war in American history...

The Plains of Abraham: The Battle that Shaped Modern No...

July 27, 2019

From the time that Europeans first arrived in the Americas, colonization and conflict ruled the day. The growing overseas European empires of the Spanish, B...

The Ambush that Ignited the Irish War of Independence

July 4, 2019

A singular incident considered criminal by some and patriotic by others began the process of creating an independent, Ireland. But the cost was great. On Ja...

The Dinosaur Bone Wars

June 21, 2019

The late 19th century saw an explosion in interest in dinosaurs. Two scientists, Edward Drinker Cope, and Othniel Charles Marsh were at the forefront of research and the discovery of new speci...

The Mutiny That Created Washington, D.C.

June 11, 2019

At the end of the Revolutionary War, veterans from the Continental Army wanted to get paid and wouldn't take no for an answer. The result was one of the first major confronta...

A One-Eyed Hero: Jan Žižka

April 25, 2019

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - 2012/06/17: 'Narodní Památník', the monument with the statue of a horse-mounted Jan Žižka, is located at the top of Vítkov hill. Source: (Photo by Frank Bienewald/Li...

The Incident That Brought About World War I

April 14, 2019

One of the weirdest events in history is the way World War I actually started. A group of terrorists known as the Black Hand planned the assassination of Archduke Franz Fe...

The Cruelty Of Irma Grese: The Beast Of Belsen

February 22, 2019

Irma Grese, a German guard at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, was noted for her cruelty to prisoners. She underwent a trial for war crimes in 1945. Source: (Photo by © CO...

Teddy Roosevelt And The Rough Riders

January 30, 2019

Who Were The Rough Riders?A ‘Rough Rider’ was a member of the United States’ 1st Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War. The group was recruited by then Assistant Secre...

Peggy Shippen Arnold, The Real Traitor?

January 16, 2019

Benedict Arnold’s name is forever synonymous with being a traitor and with good reason. Arnold, history tells us, handed over the plans to West Point to Major John Andre, the h...

Where Did George Washington Spend Christmas of 1776? Cr...

December 24, 2018

General Washington crossing the Delaware River. (Photo by: Picturenow/UIG via Getty Images) As we sit in our warm, cozy homes on Christmas Day, we should reme...

Side Effects From The War: PTSD

December 6, 2018

Image: A grief stricken American infantryman is comforted by another soldier in the Haktong-ni area, Korea, August 28 1950. (U.S. ARMY KOREA HISTORICAL IMAGE ARCHIVE/ FLICKR) What is PTS...

Gut Wrenching Facts About The Most Evil Humans In Histo...

March 22, 2017

Throughout the course of human history, the world has come to know some pretty evil people. The people on this list are the worst of the worst- they are and were ...

WW2 Photos They Never Show In History Books

March 16, 2017

Resilient London Bridge World War Two was one of the most trying times in the history of mankind, and almost 72 years later, it is still being talked and written about. However,...

Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side To History Than You...

March 15, 2017

The world has a pretty colorful history. It has seen both incredible beauty as well as indescribable horrors. These things come manifest as wars, peace treaties, ...

Rare Photos Reveal The Most Powerful (And Entertaining)...

March 6, 2017

Thanks to the many brilliant minds in history, we are able to have many modern comforts today. Can you imagine what life would be like without wheels, refrigerati...

WWII Shower Methods 

February 27, 2017

The grit and crime of war is not just evident on the bodies that lay sprawled out in the open, but in the dirt and mess that was also left on the minds and hands of soldiers. Shower time during W...

How WWI Was Fought From The Sea

February 27, 2017

Although World War I was fought on land and in the air, the Naval presence at sea was largely credited for Britain’s victory. When the war started in 1914, the British Navy was the most...

Virginia Hall: Professional US Spy

February 27, 2017

Virginia Hall Goillot MBE was born on April 6, 1906 in Baltimore, Maryland and like most young persons her age at the time, wanted to make some contribution to the ongoing internatio...

Working Women Of WWI

February 26, 2017

Women’s role in society has attempted to be defined in so many different ways for so many years. Every time a new definition of a woman’s role comes about, it is challenged by women who go above a...

Chernobyl: Then And Now

February 26, 2017

The Chernobyl Disaster or more commonly known simply as Chernobyl, is one of the most infamous nuclear disasters ever to occur. Located in Pripyat, part of the now defunct Ukrainian Soviet Soc...

World War II Military Slang 

February 26, 2017

Similar to how babies have their own language, soldiers in the military have created their own line of communication. Slang changes with the time and its no different in the military. The...

Animals Who Went To War (WWI)

February 26, 2017

In addition to the 65 million men who served in World War One, 16 million animals joined them. These animals aided in saving lives and offering comfort in the worst conditions. Whether th...

How Coffins Saved Lives During WWII

February 25, 2017

In most countries around the world, one of the major symbols of death is a coffin. It is seen as a resting spot for the bodies of the deceased before they are buried in the ground. ...

Abraham Lincoln through the years

February 25, 2017

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a one-room, wooden cabin at Sinking Spring Farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Abraham was the second child of his parents Thomas Lincoln ...

Now And Then - WW2 Edition

February 25, 2017

World War II was a time of great unrest and uncertainty , soldiers roamed the streets of cities at war , casualties bodies laid out on open streets and fear remained in the hearts of those who o...

Vintage Photos Of Alaskan Settlers

February 25, 2017

When you think of Alaska, Russia may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Thousands of years ago, Paleolithic people moved into Alaska from the Bering Land Bridge, and continue...

The Part Of WWII That Is Still Hard To Talk About

February 24, 2017

An era of bloodshed, bombs and totalitarian power are the watermarks left by World War II. With over 60 million lives taken, World War II was one of the largest and bl...

Historic Moments Photographed For The First Time Ever

February 22, 2017

In a world where you can just pick up your phone and take a picture, it is hard to imagine a time when photographs didn’t exist. The idea of a device capable of ca...

The Broken Faces Of WWI 

February 22, 2017

Over 11 million military personnel lost their lives in battle during World War I and almost double that amount were wounded. Many ex-soldiers were forced to live with a face that they didn’t ...