The Roman conquest of Britain was a gradual process, beginning effectively in AD 43 under Emperor Claudius, whose general Aulus Plautius served as first governor of Roman Britain (Latin: Britannia). Great Britain had already frequently been the target of invasions, planned and actual, by forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. In common with [...]
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke’s Drift, was a battle in the Anglo-Zulu War. The defence of the mission station of Rorke’s Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, immediately followed the British Army’s defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, [...]
The siege of Masada was among the final accords of the Great Jewish Revolt, occurring from 73 to 74 AD on a large hilltop in current-day Israel. The long Siege of Masada by the troops of the Roman Empire led to the mass suicide of the Sicarii rebels and resident Jewish families of the Masada fortress. [...]
Alfred Rosenberg’s Nazi diary could shed new light on Nazi command systems.
The Nazi diary of Alfred Rosenberg disappeared without a trace after his trial in Nuremberg. Sixty-four years later Nazi Diary has been recovered in upstate New York.
In an early assessment of its contents, the U.S. government and the United States Holocaust Museum [...]
The Anglo-Powhatan Wars were three wars fought between English settlers of the Virginia Colony, and Indians of the Powhatan Confederacy in the early seventeenth century. The First War in Anglo-Powhatan Wars started in 1610, and ended in a peace settlement in 1614. Another war between the two powers lasted from 1622 to 1632. The third [...]
The First Peloponnesian War (460 BC – c. 445 BC) was fought between Sparta as the leaders of the Peloponnesian League and Sparta’s other allies, most notably Thebes, and the Delian League led by Athens with support from Argos. The First Peloponnesian War consisted of a series of conflicts and minor wars, such as the Second [...]
The Siege of Osaka was a series of battles undertaken by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan, and ending in that clan’s destruction. Divided into two stages (Winter Campaign and Summer Campaign), and lasting from 1614 to 1615, the Siege of Osaka put an end to the last major armed [...]
Japan’s Secret WWII Weapon: Balloon Bombs The Japanese harnessed air currents to create the first intercontinental weapons—balloon bombs.
Balloon bombs aimed to be the silent assassins of World War II. Hitching a ride on a jet stream, balloon bombs from Japan could float soundlessly across the Pacific Ocean to their marks in North America.
The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans in the Battle of New Orleans and the vast [...]
The Battle of Carillon, also known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga, was fought on July 8, 1758, during the French and Indian War (which was part of the global Seven Years War). Battle of Carillon was fought near Fort Carillon (now known as Fort Ticonderoga) on the shore of [...]