“Even in wartime there can still be occasion for acts of chivalry and fair play.”
THE BOOK Deeds of Naval Daring was first published in 1877 by British admiral Edward Giffard.
Within its 300 or so pages are 43 of the liveliest
“For several months, the two opposing fleets would face off in a tense game of brinksmanship. The standoff became known as the Samoan Crisis.”
GERMANY WAS A LATE BLOOMER among Europe’s imperial powers.
After attaining nation-state status in 1870, Otto von
IN THIS LATEST clip from our friends from AudioBurst.com, a former American serviceman from the Pacific War tells an interviewer how he laid his hands on what might have been the first Japanese flag captured during the Battle of Okinawa.
“The arsenal included larger tanks, more powerful artillery, faster fighter planes and new bombers.”
AMERICA’S ANTICIPATED INVASION of Japan ultimately proved unnecessary – the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made sure of that. Yet all throughout 1944 and 1945, Allied commanders
“Feeding and guarding so many captives was often beyond the logistical means of even the largest armies in the New World, so commanders routinely freed these captured amateurs, often within hours of the end of a battle.”
EUROPEAN AND NORTH American armies turned to the
“Gettysburg isn’t the only battlefield that’s believed to be haunted by the ghosts of the fallen. In honour of Halloween, MHN has compiled this list of others.”
ONE OF THE COUNTLESS HUMAN TRAGEDIES to unfold during the pivotal Battle of