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Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Aircraft Repair at Corpus Christi
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 4.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Building B-24 Liberator Bombers
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 5.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Gist Inspector
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 3.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Women at Douglas Aircraft
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 2.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Making Guns
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 11.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Wendy Welder
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945.

Union Leaders of the Civil War - Union Generals
An overview of Union leaders and commanders during the Civil War.

Franco-Prussian War
Fought between 1870 and 1871, the Franco-Prussian War saw France badly defeated by its neighbor.

Top Five Navy Admirals of World War II
World War II saw the rise of great admirals in each of the combatant nations. Here we profile five of the best admirals to command fleets during the conflict.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Battle of Antietam
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows Union troops at Antietam. Page 3.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Surrender at Appomattox
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows the surrender at Appomattox in 1865. Page 12.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Chancellorsville
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows Confederate casualties on Marye's Heights after the Battle of Chancellorsville. Page 5.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Battle of Chickamauga
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows Lee & Gordon's Mill at the Battle of Chickamauga. Page 7.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Fort Sumter
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows the ruins of Fort Sumter.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Battle of Fredericksburg
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows Fredericksburg, VA in 1863. Page 4.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Battle of Gettysburg
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photograph shows the Battle of Gettysburg. Page 6.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1864. Page 9.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Second Battle of Manassas
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows the Second Battle of Manassas. Page 2.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Battle fo Petersburg
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photograph shows the Battle of Petersburg in 1865. Page 11.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Siege of Port Hudson
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows the Siege of Port Hudson in 1863. Page 8.

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Pictures and Photographs - Battle of Fort Fisher
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively. This photo shows

Civil War Pictures - Civil War Photographs
The Civil War saw Union and Confederate forces clash between 1861-1865. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from the Civil War showing battlefields and notable locations. The Civil War was the first American conflict to be photographed extensively.

French and Indian War - Overview
The French and Indian War began in 1754 as the result of colonial fighting between Britain and France and later expanded into the Seven Years' War which saw fighting across Europe and around the globe.

Operation Desert Storm - Gulf War Summary
The Gulf War began with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 and ended with coalition forces liberating the country during Operation Desert Storm in early 1991.

Korean War - An Overview
The Korean War was fought between 1950 and 1953 between South Korea and United Nations forces and North Korea and China. The Korean War began when North Korea invaded its neighbor in June 1950. Over the next three years, the Korean War saw both sides fight up and down the peninsula until an armistice took effect in July 1953.

Wars of the Roses Overview and History
The Wars of the Roses were fought in Britain from 1455 to 1485. A dynastic conflict, the Wars of the Roses saw the Houses of Lancaster and York struggle for the English throne. The Wars of the Roses ended with the triumph of the Lancasterians and the ascent of Henry Tudor.

Overview of The Hundred Years War
The Hundred Years' War between England and France was fought between 1337 and 1453. Beginning as a dynastic conflict, the Hundred Years' War saw England win several early triumphs. The Hundred Years' War ultimately ended in a French victory.

Military History Timeline
Gain a quick overview of military history with this timeline that traces battles and wars through the ages.

Wars and Battles Throughout History
This section deals with wars and battles thoughout military history. Featured here are articles, profiles, and galleries that examine various wars and battles and their impact on the world.

Battle of Gettysburg - Union Leaders - Corps Commanders
Fought in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg saw Union commanders and the Army of the Potomac defeat the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Led by Major General George G. Meade, Union forces fought a defensive battle and triumphed. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War in the East.

American Civil War: General Philip H. Sheridan
General Philip H. Sheridan rose to prominence during the Civil War. A gifted commander, he first served with the the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater, before coming east to command the Army of the Potomac's cavalry and the Army of the Shenandoah. Sheridan later rose to general of the army and oversaw US forces during the Indian Wars in the West.

Lieutenant General Nelson Miles in the Indian Wars
General Nelson A. Miles was a noted American commander during the Civil War, Indian Wars, and Spanish-American War who later led the invasion of Puerto Rico.

Confederate Commanders at the Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg saw Confederate commanders attempt to defeat Union troops in Pennsylvania. Attacking Union forces, General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate leadership mounted several failed attacks on the enemy's flanks. On July 3, Lee and his commanders launched a massive assault known as Pickett's Charge which was repulsed.

John Wool - Major General - Mexican-American War - US Army
Major General John Wool was a central figure in the US Army during the 19th century. Entering service in 1812, John Wool took part in the War of 1812, Mexican-American War, and Civil War. The oldest general in the Civil War, John Wool retired in 1863 at age 79.

Major General Wesley Merritt in the Civil War
Major General Wesley Merritt was a noted cavalry commander in the Civil War who later led US Army forces in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

Marshal Michel Ney - Napoleonic Wars Biography
Marshal Michel Ney was one of Napoleon's most trusted commanders and saw service throughout the Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Enlisting in the army in 1787, Ney rose through the ranks and was commissioned five years later. Marshal Michel Ney fought at such key battles as Hohenlinden, Elchingen, Russia, Lutzen, and Waterloo.

American Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
A native of Boston, MA, Robert Gould Shaw was the son of wealthy abolitionists. Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Shaw joined the Union Army and saw service with the 2nd Massachusetts. In 1863, he was offered command of the 54th Massachuesetts, the first Union regiment composed entirely of black soldiers. Shaw was killed leading his regiment during the assault on Fort Wagner, outside Charleston, SC, on July 18, 1863.

Vietnam 101: Summary of the Vietnam War
Start here for information about the Vietnam War - a short, one page overview of the conflict.

Vietnam War 101 - An Overview of the Conflict
The Vietnam War began in 1959 after the defeat of French colonial forces, grew in 1965 with increased American involvement, and finally ended with the fall of Saigon in 1975.

The Vietnam War - Causes and Origins
The Vietnam War had its roots in the defeat of French colonialism after World War II and the division of Vietnam by the Geneva Accords.

Battle of Stirling Bridge in the Wars of Scottish Independence
Fought in 1297, the Battle of Stirling Bridge was an early victory for the Scots over the English during the First War of Scottish Independence.

Battle of Cannae in the Second Punic War
The Battle of Cannae was fought in 216 BC during the Second Punic War and saw Hannibal destroy a Roman army,

What Caused the Mexican American War?
An overview of the roots of the conflict that resulted in the 1846-1848 war between the United States and Mexico

Operation Husky - The Allied Invasion of Sicily
Beginning in July 1943, Operation Husky was the Allied invasion of Sicily during World War II.

Mexican-American War - Aftermath
The Mexican-American War had long lasting effects for the United States and planted the seeds for the Civil War.

Independence-class
Adapted from cruiser hulls, the Independence-class light aircraft carriers filled an immediate need for the US Navy and saw service through much of World War II.

Essex-class
First entering service in 1942, USS Essex (CV-9) and its classmates served as the backbone of the fleet during the latter part of World War II as well as in the decades that followed.

US Navy - Aircraft Carriers
Beginning with USS Langley in 1922, the US Navy has operated a variety of aircraft carriers. These ships proved decisive during World War II in the Pacific and continue to project American power abroad.

USS Saipan (CVL-48) - Cold War
USS Saipan (CVL-48) was the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers and took part in the Cold War before being converted to the communications ship USS Arlington (AGMR-2).

Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War
The Tet Offensive was launched by North Vietnam in early 1968 during the Vietnam War and though defeated it changed public perception of the conflict.

The Falklands War
An overview of the 1982 Falklands War between Great Britain and Argentina which saw British forces reclaim the islands after an Argentinian invasion.

General Vo Nguyen Giap Biography
A prominent Vietnamese general, Vo Nguyen Giap led the Viet Minh during the First Indochina War against France and later served as commander-in-chief of the People's Army of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Major General Darius N. Couch - Civil War
Major General Darius N. Couch was a Union leader during the Civil War who played a key role in the Army of the Potomac in 1862 and 1863 and influenced several key officers.

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 in World War I
The Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 was a fighter flown by British forces during World War I which entered service in 1917 and flew until the of the war.

German V-2 Rocket in World War II
The V-2 rocket was designed by the Germans during World War II and was the world's first ballistic missile.

Messerschmitt Me 262 Jet Fighter
The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the world's first operational jet fighter and saw service with the Luftwaffe in the final days of World War II.

Grumman F9F Panther - Korean War
The Grumman F9F Panther was a US Navy fighter that saw extensive service during the Korean War and was the US Navy's first successful jet fighter.

Battle of Austerlitz in the Napoleonic Wars
The Battle of Austerlitz was fought on December 2, 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars and is considered one of Napoleon's greatest victories.

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Confederate Generals of the Civil War
The Confederate Army employed hundreds of generals during the Civil War. This gallery provides an overview of several of the key Confederate generals who contributed to the Southern cause and helped guide its armies throughout the war.

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Union Generals of the Civil War
This gallery provides an overview of several of the key Union generals who contributed to the Union's cause and helped guide its armies to victory.

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Escape of John Wilkes Booth
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26.

General George Washington in the American Revolution
George Washington served as commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and later was the first President of the United States.

American Civil War
The bloodiest conflict in American history, the Civil War pitted brother against brother. Use these resources to better understand how this conflict tore the nation apart and how both sides struggled to achieve victory.

Eastern Theater of the Civil War - Battles of the Eastern Theater of the Civil War
Here we look at the campaigns and battles of the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.

American Civil War Biographies - American Civil War Biographies Generals - American Civil War Biographies Union and Confederate
Here you will find information about the Union and Confederate commanders who guided forces during the American Civil War.

American Revolution - 1777
A list of American Revolution battles fought in 1777.

Civil War - Naval Battles
A list of naval battles fought during the American Civil War.

English Civil War - Royalists and Parliamentarians - Cavaliers and Roundheads
The English Civil War was fought 1642 to 1651 and saw the Parliamentarians triumph over the Royalists.

War of Austrian Succession
The War of the Austrian Succession consumed Europe from 1740 to 1748.

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Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army.

Edinburgh Castle - Photo Tour of Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the 9th century BC, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters.

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World War II Fighters in Photographs
The United States produced variety of fighters during World War II with a multitude of different capabilities. This gallery will provide an overview of some the American fighters used during the conflict.

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Stirling Castle - A Photo Tour
Located in the heart Scotland, Stirling Castle played a key role in Scottish military history before becoming one of the principal palaces for the Scottish monarchy.

Heinkel He 280 - World War II Heikel He 280 Fighter
The Heinkel He 280 was developed early in World War II and was the first true jet fighter. Taking flight in 1941, the Heinkel He 280 suffered from early development problems and was never fully supported by the Third Reich. Though it could have been operational at an earlier date, the Luftwaffe cancelled the program in favor of the Me 262.

Battle of Monte Cassino in World War II
The Battle of Monte Cassino was fought January 17-May 18, 1944, during World War II and saw the Allies win after four bloody engagements.

Complete List of American Revolution Battles
Fighting during the early years of the American Revolution was generally in the North. Around 25,000 Americans died, while another 25,000 were wounded.

American Revolution: Yorktown & Victory
The Battle of Yorktown was the final major battle of the American Revolution. Fought in Virginia, the Battle of Yorktown saw Gen. George Washington capture the army of General Lord Charles Cornwallis. The victory at Yorktown persuaded the British to begin peace negotiations which resulted in the Treaty of Paris and recognition of American independence.

Battle of Yorktown - American Revolution - Treaty of Paris - Revolutionary War
The Battle of Yorktown was the final major battle of the American Revolution. Fought in Virginia, the Battle of Yorktown saw Gen. George Washington capture the army of General Lord Charles Cornwallis. The victory at Yorktown persuaded the British to begin peace negotiations which resulted in the Treaty of Paris and recognition of American independence. Page 2.

Sullivan Expedition - American Revolution
The Sullivan Expedition took place in 1779 and saw Maj. Gen. John Sullivan lead American forces against British-allied Iroquois in western New York.

Battle of Wyoming in the American Revolution
The Battle of Wyoming was fought July 3, 1778, during the American Revolution and saw the British and Native Americans destroy a Patriot force.

Summary of U.S Quasi-War With France
The Quasi-War was an undeclared maritime conflict between the United States and France fought between 1798-1800.

Causes of the American Revolution
The American Revolution was caused as a result of increasing colonial unhappiness with the policies of Britain following the French and Indian War.

American Revolution Causes - Military History
The American Revolution was caused as a result of increasing colonial unhappiness with the policies of Britain following the French and Indian War. Page 2.

American Revolution - Causes of the American Revolution
The American Revolution was caused as a result of increasing colonial unhappiness with the policies of Britain following the French and Indian War. Page 3.

An Overview of Pontiac's Rebellion
Pontiac's Rebellion was fought between 1763 and 1766 and saw the Native Americans rise up against the British. Pontiac's Rebellion began with the Native Americans capturing several British forts on the frontier. Counterattacking in 1764, Britsh forces ultimately brought Pontiac's Rebellion to an end and forced the Native Americans to negotiate for peace.

Siege of Charleston in the American Revolution
The Siege of Charleston was fought March 29 to May 12, 1780, during the American Revolution and resulted in the British capture of the city.

B-24 Liberator Bomber in World War II
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was one of the principal heavy bombers used by the US Army Air Force during World War II.

Civil War Battles Timeline by Year and Place
Fought from 1861-1865, the Civil War consisted of thousands of battles. This list provide connections to many of the more prominent engagements.

Civil War Battles - East - 1865
A list of Civil War battles fought in the East during 1865.

American Civil War: Siege of Petersburg
The Battle of Petersburg began on June 9, 1864, as Union and Confederates clashed outside of the city. Settling into a siege, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant continued to extend his lines stretching Gen. Robert E. Lee's smaller army. Exerting increasing pressure, the Battle of Petersburg ended on April 2, 1865, when Lee was forced to abandon the city. Page 2.

Struggle to the Death: The Battle of Petersburg
The Battle of Petersburg began on June 9, 1864, as Union and Confederates clashed outside of the city. Settling into a siege, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant continued to extend his lines stretching Gen. Robert E. Lee's smaller army. Exerting increasing pressure, the Battle of Petersburg ended on April 2, 1865, when Lee was forced to abandon the city. Page 3.

American Civil War: Battle of Petersburg
The Battle of Petersburg began on June 9, 1864, as Union and Confederates clashed outside of the city. Settling into a siege, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant continued to extend his lines in front of Petersburg stretching Gen. Robert E. Lee's smaller army. Exerting increasing pressure, the Battle of Petersburg ended on April 2, 1865, when Lee was forced to abandon the city.

Gouverneur K. Warren - Civil War - Major General - Union Army
Major General Gouverneur Warren was a Union leader who saw service during the American Civil War, played a key role in the Battle of Gettysburg, and later commanded V Corps.

Andrew A. Humphreys - Civil War - Major General Andrew Humphreys
Major General Andrew A. Humphreys graduated from West Point in 1831 and saw extensive service in the Corps of Engineers. During the Civil War, Andrew A. Humphreys served in the Army of the Potomac and rose to command II Corps. After the war, Andrew A. Humphreys became Chief of Engineers and held the post until his retirement in 1879.

General Sir William Howe in the American Revolution
General Sir William Howe was a British commander during the American Revolution who conducted successful campaigns against New York and Philadelphia.

Battle of the Somme in World War I
The Battle of the Somme was fought July 1 to November 18 during World War I and resulted in over 1.5 million casualties as the Allies attacked the Germans.

World War I
World War I consumed the globe between 1914-1918. Pitting Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia, and later, the United States, against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire World War I redrew the map of the world and produced enormous casualties. The Treaty of Versailles, signed after the Allies victory helped lead to World War II.

World War I Battles - Middle East
A list of World War I battles fought in the Middle East and Ottoman Empire.

World War I - Battles - Western Front
A list of World War I battles fought on the Western Front.

Battle of Trenton in the American Revolution
The Battle of Trenton was fought December 26, 1776, during the American Revolution and saw Gen. Washington cross the Delaware and win a needed victory.

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) - Aircraft Carrier
USS Coral Sea (CV-43) was a Midway-class aircraft carrier that saw extensive service during the Vietnam War before being retired in 1990.

Battle of Brandywine in the American Revolution
The Battle of Brandywine was fought September 11, 1777, during the American Revolution and saw British forces win a victory outside of Philadelphia.

F-8 Crusader in the Vietnam War
The F-8 Crusader was the last US Navy fighter designed with guns as its primary weapon and saw service during the Vietnam War.

People of the Civil War - Leading the Armies
The Civil War saw the rapid recruitment of massive armies by both the Union and Confederacy. To lead these forces, both sides turned to a variety of men ranging from West Point-trained officers to businessmen and political appointees. The Civil War resulted in men from many backgrounds becoming effective commanders on both sides.

Major General Winfield Scott Hancock - Biography
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock was prominent Union commander during the Civil War who earned the nickname

Battle of Cold Harbor - Civil War
The Battle of Cold Harbor was fought May 31-June 12, 1864 as part of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign and saw Union troops mount several bloody, failed assaults over several days.

Battle of Wauhatchie - Battle of Wauhatchie
The Battle of Wauhatchie took place October 28/29, 1863, during the American Civil War and saw Union troops hold their position and keep supply lines to Chattanooga open.

Major General William F. "Baldy" Smith - Civil War
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General Thomas Gage in the American Revolution
General Thomas Gage commanded British forces at the start of the American Revolution and oversaw their actions during the conflict's opening battles.

Siege of Yorktown in the Civil War
The Siege of Yorktown was fought April 5 to May 4, 1862, during the American Civil War and saw a small Confederate force stall the Union advance up the Peninsula.

The Intolerable Acts (1774) in the American Revolution
The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by Parliament in 1774, in response to the Boston Tea Party, that pushed the colonies towards rebellion.

Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in World War II
The Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk took place in late May/early June 1942 during World War II and saw British forces hold off the Germans before escaping across the English Channel.

Battle of Beaver Dam Creek - Battle of Mechanicsville - Civil War
The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek (Mechanicsville) was fought June 26, 1862, during the American Civil War. The second of the Seven Days Battles, the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek saw Confederate forces mount a series of assaults against the Union V Corps.

Japanese Battleship Yamato in World War II
The Japanese battleship Yamato saw service in World War II and was one of the largest battleships ever constructed before being sunk in April 1945.

Major General Edward O. Ord - American Civil War
Major General Edward O. Ord was Union commander during the Civil War who saw extensive service in the Western Theater and later led the Army of the James.

Battle of Seven Pines - Civil War - Battle of Fair Oaks
The Battle of Seven Pines was fought May 31, 1862, in the outskirts of Richmond. Advancing up the Peninsula, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was poised to assault Richmond when he was attacked by Gen. Joseph Johnston's Confederate forces at the Battle of Seven Pines.

Battle of Gaines' Mill - Civil War - Seven Days Battles
The Battle of Gaines' Mill was fought June 27, 1862, during the American Civil War. The third of the Seven Days Battles, the Battle of Gaines' Mill saw the Confederates launch a series of assaults on the Union lines.

Major General Alexander Hayes - American Civil War
Major General Alexander Hays was a Union division commander during the American Civil War who saw service with the Army of the Potomac before dying at the Battle of the Wilderness.

Major General Joseph Wheeler in the Civil War
Major General Joseph Wheeler was a noted Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War wholater was a key commander during the Spanish-American War.

Battle of Hastings and William's Conquest
The Battle of Hastings was fought in the fall of 1066 and saw William of Normandy defeat Harold Godwinson and go on to conquer England.

Andersonville Prison in the Civil War
Andersonville Prison in southern Georgia was the most notorious prisoner of war camp of the Civil War and saw 12,913 Union prisoners die within its walls.

A22 Churchill Tank in World War II
The A22 Churchill was a versatile tank used by British forces during World War II that possessed thick armor and was capable of overcoming many obstacles that would have blocked other tanks of the day.

The Boxer Rebellion in Chinese History
The Boxer Rebellion was an anti-foreigner, anti-West uprising in China in 1899-1900 that was suppressed by an alliance of Western powers and Japan.

Civil War Battles - 1862
A list of Civil War battles fought in the East during 1862.

Battle of North Anna - Civil War
The Battle of North Anna was fought May 23-26, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing from the fighting at Spotsylvania, Union forces next encountered the enemy at the North Anna River.

Battle of Peebles' Farm - Civil War
The Battle of Peebles' Farm was a Union victory fought September 30-October 2, 1864, during the American Civil War and was part of the larger Siege of Petersburg.

American Civil War: Battle of the Wilderness
The Battle of the Wilderness was fought May 5-7, 1864, and was the opening battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign.

Major General Romeyn B. Ayres - Civil War
Major General Romeyn B. Ayres was a Union leader during the Civil War who served in the Army of the Potomac and rose to command a division while seeing action during most of the battles of the Eastern Theater.

Brigadier General James Barnes - Civil War
Brigadier General James Barnes was a Union officer during the American Civil War who rose to division command in the Army of the Potomac before being wounded at Gettysburg.

First Battle of Bull Run - American Civil War
The First Battle of Bull Run was fought July 21, 1861, during the Civil War. The battle was the first major engagement between Union and Confederate forces.

Battle of Five Forks - Civil War
The Battle of Five Forks occurred on April 1, 1865, and was one of the final battles of the war in the East. Moving west to further pressure Gen. Robert E. Lee's lines at Petersburg, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan encountered a Conderate force at Five Forks. In the battle that followed, Sheridan routed the Confederates ultimately forcing them to abandon Petersburg and Richmond.

Battle of Fredericksburg - Civil War - Ambrose Burnside
The Battle of Fredericksburg was largely fought on December 13, 1862, and was a clear victory for Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

Major General Charles Griffin - Civil War
Major General Charles Griffin was noted Union commander during the Civil War who achieved prominence serving in and later commanding V Corps.

American Civil War - Battle of Oak Grove
The Battle of Oak Grove was fought June 25, 1862, during the American Civil War and saw Union troops push towards Richmond at the beginning of the Seven Days Battles.

The English Civil War - An Overview
The English Civil War was fought between Parliamentarian and Royalist forces between 1642 and 1651 and saw Parliamentarian forces defeat the Royalists and execute King Charles I.

American Revolution - A History
The result of increasing colonial unhappiness with British rule, the American Revolution was fought between 1775 and 1783 and saw the United States gain its independence.

Second Battle of the Marne in World War I
The Second Battle of the Marne took place from July 15 to August 5, 1918 during World War I and saw a German offensive halted and thrown back by the Allies.

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) - Aircraft Carrier
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) was a Midway-class aircraft carrier that served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1977 and largely operated in the Mediterranean.

Captain Sir Henry Morgan - Biography
Sir Admiral Henry Morgan was an English privateer during the 1600s who famously sacked several Spanish cities and is best known for his capture of Panama in 1671.

Operation Varsity - World War II
Operation Varsity took place March 24, 1945, during World War II and saw Allied airborne forces land across the Rhine River in Germany.

Battle of White Plains in the American Revolution
The Battle of White Plains was fought October 28, 1776 as part of the American Revolution's New York Campaign and saw the Americans forced to fall back after making a stand against the British.

Military History Timeline - 20th Century - Military History
A military history timeline of the 20th and 21st centuries. This timeline chronicles the military history of the last hundred plus years. Included in this military history timeline are World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and dozens of other conflicts. Page 3.

1900s Military History Timeline
A military history timeline of the 20th and 21st centuries. This timeline chronicles the military history of the last hundred plus years. Included in this military history timeline are World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and dozens of other conflicts.

Military History Timeline - 20th Century - Military History
A military history timeline of the 20th and 21st centuries. This timeline chronicles the military history of the last hundred plus years. Included in this military history timeline are World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and dozens of other conflicts. Page 2.

World War 2 List of Battles By Year and Theater
World War II saw some of the bloodiest battles ever fought. Beginning in 1939 with the German attack on Poland, the battles of the World War I ranged across the world from the France to Russia to the Pacific. These massive battles made famous places such as Stalingrad, Midway, the Bulge, and Iwo Jima.

Bridge at Remagen - Ludendorff Bridge
The Bridge at Remagen (Ludendorff Bridge) was the first Allied bridgehead over the Rhine River during the closing days of World War II.

General Matthew Ridgway - WWII and Korean War
Matthew Ridgway was a key American airborne commander during World War II and later commanded United Nations troops during the Korean War.

World War II in Europe: The Western Front
On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed in France opening the Western Front of World War II in Europe. Coming ashore in Normandy, Allied forces broke out of their beachhead and swept across France. In a final gamble, Hitler ordered a massive winter offensive which resulted in the Battle of the Bulge. After stopping the German assault, Allied forces fought their way into Germany and, in conjunction with the Soviets, compelled the Nazis to surrender ending World War II in Europe.

World War II in Europe - World War II in Europe Western Front - World War II in Europe After D-Day
On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed in France opening the Western Front of World War II in Europe. Coming ashore in Normandy, Allied forces broke out of their beachhead and swept across France. In a final gamble, Hitler ordered a massive winter offensive which resulted in the Battle of the Bulge. After stopping the German assault, Allied forces fought their way into Germany and, in conjunction with the Soviets, compelled the Nazis to surrender ending World War II in Europe. Page 2.

World War II Europe: The Western Front
On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed in France opening the Western Front of World War II in Europe. Coming ashore in Normandy, Allied forces broke out of their beachhead and swept across France. In a final gamble, Hitler ordered a massive winter offensive which resulted in the Battle of the Bulge. After stopping the German assault, Allied forces fought their way into Germany and, in conjunction with the Soviets, compelled the Nazis to surrender ending World War II in Europe. Page 3.

Airspeed Horsa - World War II Glider
The Airspeed Horsa was a transport glider used by the Allies during World War II which saw service during a variety of airborne operations.

American Revolution -Revolutionary War - American Revolution Battles - Revolutionary War Battles
Fought between 1775 and 1783, the American Revolution saw the Thirteen Colonies gain their independence from Great Britain. Here we look at the battles that led to the American victory.

American Revolition - 1775
A list of American Revolution battles fought in 1775.

American Revolution - 1776
A list of American Revolution battles from 1776.

Battle of Flamborough Head in the American Revolution
The Battle of Flamborough Head was fought September 23, 1779, and was one of the most famous naval battles of the American Revolution with Commodore John Paul Jones capturing HMS Serapis.

USS United States - Frigate USS United States
USS United States was one of the original six frigates built for the new US Navy and saw extensive service during the War of 1812 including capturing HMS Macedonian.

Battle of Guilford Court House in the American Revolution
The Battle of Guilford Court House was fought on March 15, 1781, during the American Revolution and saw British force win a costly victory over Major General Nathanael Greene.

Nathan Bedford Forrest in the Civil War
Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest was a skilled Confederate cavalry leader during the Civil War who served in the west and was a master of mobile warfare.

Admiral David Dixon Porter in the Civil War
Admiral David Dixon Porter was a key Union naval commander during the Civil War who commanded Union naval forces on the Mississippi River and later led forces in the Atlantic.

Battle of Fort Henry in the Civil War
The Battle of Fort Henry took place on February 6, 1862 during the Civil War and saw Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant capture a key post on the Tennessee River.

USS Princeton (CVL-23) - World War II
USS Princeton (CVL-23) was an Independence-class light aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II and was lost during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944.

Leaders of the American Revolution
The American Revolution saw professional British officers clash with American leaders who were drawn from all walks of life or from overseas. While many American leaders of the American Revolution had militia experience others were new to military activities. Some American commanders proved successful while others proved less so.

Commodore Stephen Decatur in the War of 1812
Commodore Stephen Decatur was prominent officer in the US Navy during the the Barbary Wars and War of 1812 who gained fame when he captured HMS Macedonian.

Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I
The Battle of Belleau Wood was fought June 1-26, 1918, during World War I and saw the US Marines earn the nickname

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in World War II
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was the commander of the Japanese Combined Fleet during World War II and planned its early offensives before being killed in April 1943.

Brigadier General Daniel Morgan in the American Revolution
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan was a famed American commander during the American Revolution who played a key role at Saratoga and won a decisive victory at the Battle of Cowpens.

World War 1 Battles (Listed by Year)
World War I saw some of the bloodiest battles ever fought. Beginning in 1914 with the attack on Serbia, the battles of the World War I ranged across the world from the France to Africa to Russia. These massive battles made famous places such as Tannenberg, the Somme, Verdun, and Gallipoli.

Battle of Cocos - World War I
The Battle of Cocos was fought November 9, 1914, during World War I and saw HMAS Sydney force the German cruiser SMS Emden ashore.

Battle of Wake Island in World War II
The Battle of Wake Island was fought December 8-23, 1941 during World War II and saw the US Marines mount a heroic defense before being overwhelmed by Japanese forces.

Battle of Agincourt - Hundred Years' War
The Battle of Agincourt was fought October 25, 1415, during the Hundred Years' War. In the resulting battle, Henry V won a decisive victory.

Major General Benedict Arnold in the American Revolution
Major General Benedict Arnold was American officer during the American Revolution and skilled field commander who is best remembered for turning traitor and defecting to the British.

Battle of Island Number 10 in the Civil War
The Battle of Island Number 10 was fought in early 1862 during the American Civil War and resulted in the Union capture of Island Number 10 in the Mississippi River.

USS Midway - US Navy Aircraft Carrier - CV-41
USS Midway (CV-41) was the lead ship of its class of aircraft carrier and saw active service for 47 years including combat duty off Vietnam and during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

General Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War
General Winfield Scott was a key leader in the US Army during the War of 1812, Mexican-American War, and the early days of the Civil War.

Battle of Tarawa in World War II
The Battle of Tarawa was fought November 20-23, 1943, during World War II and saw American forces endure a bloody but successful struggle for the island.

Battle of Makin - World War II - Pacfiic Theater - Makin Atoll
The Battle of Makin was fought November 20-23, 1943, during World War II. Landing, elements of V Amphibious Corps opened the Battle of Makin and engaged the Japanese defenders. In three days of fighting, American forces won the Battle of Makin and captured the atoll.

Christmas Truce of 1914 in World War I
The Christmas Truce of 1914 occurred during World War I and saw a series of ceasefires along the Western Front as soldiers stopped fighting to celebrate the holidays together.

Battle of Long Island in the American Revolution
The Battle of Long Island was fought August 27-30, 1776, during the American Revolution and saw American forces flanked and defeated by the British.

President Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War
President Abraham Lincoln served as commander-in-chief during the Civil War and helped guide Union strategy throughout the conflict. Page 15.

Lieutenant General Ulysses S Grant in the American Civil War
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant was a Union commander during the Civil War who won a string of victories in the west before becoming general-in-chief in 1864. Page 9.

Major General Don Carlos Buell in the American Civil War
Major General Don Carlos Buell was a Union leader during the Civil War best known for his strategic victory at the 1862 Battle of Perryville. Page 10.

Major General George H. Thomas in the American Civil War
Major General George H. Thomas was a Union leader during the Civil War who gained fame at Chickamauga, rose to lead the Army of the Cumberland, and won a decisive victory at Nashville. Page 13.

Major General Henry W Halleck in the American Civil War
Major General Henry W. Halleck was a Union leader during the Civil War and served as general-in-chief from 1862 to 1864. Page 8.

Major General Philip H. Sheridan in the American Civil War
Major General Philip H. Sheridan was a Union commander who gained prominence in the west and later led the Army of the Potomac's cavalry during the final campaigns of the conflict. Page 14.

Major General William S Rosecrans in the American Civil War
Major General William Rosecrans was a Union commander during the Civil War who had success in Tennessee before suffering a sharp defeat the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. Page 11.

Major General William T Sherman in the American Civil War
Major General William T. Sherman was a key Union leader in the Civil War who ultimately rose to command all Union troops in the west and captured Atlanta. Page 12.

Major General Ambrose Burnside in the American Civil War
In 1862, Major General Ambrose Burnside led the Army of the Potomac and is best remembered for his defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Page 4.

Major General George G Meade in the American Civil War
Major General George G. Meade was a Union commander during the Civil War who led the Army of the Potomac to victory at the Battle of Gettysburg. Page 6.

Major General George B McClellan in the American Civil War
Major General George B. McClellan was a central Union leader during the early years of the Civil War known for his overly cautious nature and failure on the Peninsula. Page 2.

General Irvin McDowell in the American Civil War
Major General Irvin McDowell was Union general best known for his defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861.

Major General John Pope in the American Civil War
Major General John Pope was Union leader who had some success in the West before suffering a devastating defeat at the Second Battle of Manassas. Page 3.

Major General Joseph Hooker in the American Civil War
Major General Joseph Hooker was a Union commander who led the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville and later served as a corps commander in the west. Page 5.

Major General Winfield Scott Hancock in the American Civil War
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock was a noted Union corps commander during the Civil War and gained fame leading the Army of the Potomac's II Corps. Page 7.

Union Generals of the Civil War
This gallery provides an overview of several of the key Union generals who contributed to the Union's cause and helped guide its armies to victory.

USS Tarawa - CV-40 - Korean War Aircraft Carrier
USS Tarawa (CV-40) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that entered service in late 1945 and served through the 1950s.

General Carl Spaatz in World War II
General Carl Spaatz was a key leader of US air forces during World War II who commanded the Eighth Air Force during its early operations and later led the US Strategic Air Forces in Europe and the Pacific.

History Timeline - Military History Timeline 11th and 12th Centuries
A military history timeline that covers the wars, battles, and events of the 11th and 12th centuries.

Military History Timeline Ancient World to 1000
A military history timeline that covers the wars, battles, and events of the ancient world through 1000.

Military History Timeline Ancient World to 1000
A military history timeline that covers the wars, battles, and events of the ancient world through 1000. Page 2.

Military History Timeline Ancient World to 1000
Take a look at this timeline of military history from 480-990. Page 3.

French and Indian War - Campaigns of 1756-1757
In 1756, the French and Indian War expanded into the Seven Years' War as the conflict spread to Europe with Prussia allied with Britain and France joining with Austria and Russia.

French and Indian War - Campaigns of 1756-1757
In 1756, the French and Indian War expanded into the Seven Years' War as the conflict spread to Europe with Prussia allied with Britain and France joining with Austria and Russia. Page 2.

French and Indian War - Campaigns of 1756-1757
In 1756, the French and Indian War expanded into the Seven Years' War as the conflict spread to Europe with Prussia allied with Britain and France joining with Austria and Russia. Page 3.

Duke of Cumberland - Prince William Augustus - Butcher Cumberland - The Forty-Five
Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland was the son of King George II and a well-know British commadner during the 18th century. The Duke of Cumberland saw service during the War of the Austrian Succession and led British forces at the Battle of Culloden. The Duke of Cumberland's career ended when he was defeated during the Seven Years' War.

Patrick Cleburne - Civil War - Confederate - Army of Tennessee
Patrick Cleburne was an Irish-American commander who fought for Confederacy during the Civil War. Serving with the Army of Tennessee, Patrick Cleburne saw action during most of its major campaigns. Patrick Cleburne was killed at the Battle of Franklin in November 1864.

Civil War in the West
Here we look at the campaigns and battles of the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Civil War Battles - 1861
A list of Civil War battles fought in the East during 1861.

Civil War Battles - 1864
A list of Civil War battles fought in the East during 1864.

Civil War Battles - 1864 & 1865
A list of Civil War battles fought in the West during 1864 and 1865.

Civil War Battles - West - 1861 - 1862
A list of Civil War battles fought in the West during 1861 and 1862.

Civil War Battles - 1863
A list of Civil War battles fought in the West during 1863.

French Revolutionary Wars - Wars of the French Revolution
A list of battles from the French Revolutionary Wars.

The Peninsular War - Napolepnic Wars - Battles
A list of battles from the Peninsular War.

Union Leaders: H to M
Union commanders, last names H to M

French & Indian/Seven Years' War
Fought between 1754 and 1763, the French & Indian War saw the British and French battle for control of North America. The conflict soon spread and consumed Europe as well where it was known as the Seven Years' War.

French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Fought between 1792 and 1815, the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars consumed Western Europe. Fought between France and various coalitions of Britain, Prussia, Austria, Russia, and Portugal, the wars saw the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The conflicts came to an end following his defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

Battleships - US Navy
Beginning in 1895 with USS Indiana, the US Navy worked to build a fleet of battleships to project its naval power. The type remained the service's chief capital ship until World War II.

Messerschmitt Bf 110 - World War II - Luftwaffe
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was a heavy fighter developed for the Luftwaffe in the late 1930s. Used extensively in World War II, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 suffered from a lack of maneuverability and took heavy losses. Redeployed as a night fighter, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 proved effective.

Battle of Champion Hill - American Civil War
The Battle of Champion Hill was fought May 16, 1863, during the American Civil War and was a key engagement during the Vicksburg Campaign.

Supermarine Spitfire - World War II
The Supermarine Spitfire was the iconic British fighter of World War II. With over 20,000 built, the Supermarine Spitfire saw action in all theaters of the war and proved a nimble and deadly aircraft.

Weapons of World War II - The Technology of Warfare
World War II was fought from 1939 to 1945 and saw variety of weapons used in the field. Through the course of the war, weapons of all types evolved greatly and increased incomplexity. World War II greatly advanced technology and the weapons developed helped shape the postwar world.

Illinois-class (BB-7 to BB-9)
The Illinois-class (BB-7 to BB-9) entered service in 1901 and consisted of three ships carrying four 13

Indiana-class Battleships
The Indiana- and Iowa-classes were early types of battleships built by the US Navy.

Kearsarge-class (BB-5 to BB-6)
Entering service in 1900, the two ship Kearsarge-class mounted four 13

Maine-class (BB-10 to BB-12)
The three-ship Maine-class of battleship entered commission in 1902 and mounted four 12

Colorado-class (BB-45 to BB-48)
The Colorado-class entered service in 1923 and was armed with eight 16

Connecticut-class (BB-18 to BB-22, BB-25)
Consisting of six ships, the Connecticut-class entered service in 1906 and carried four 12

Delaware-class (BB-28 to BB-29)
The Delaware-class of battleship entered commission in 1910 and mounted ten 12

Florida-class (BB-30 to BB-31)
The Florida-class entered service in 1911 and carried ten 12

Mississippi-class (BB-23 to BB-24)
The Mississippi-class consisted of two ships, this type was smaller than its predecessors and carried four 12

Nevada-class (BB-36 to BB-37)
The first of the Standard-type battleships, the Nevada-class entered service in 1916 and carried ten 14

New Mexico-class (BB-40 to BB-42)
The New Mexico-class was a Standard-type battleship that carried twelve 14

New York-class (BB-34 to BB-35)
The New York-class entered service in 1914 and was armed with ten 14

North Carolina-class (BB-55 to BB-56)
The North Carolina-class mounted nine 16

Pennsylvania-class (BB-38 to BB-39)
The Pennsylvania-class was a Standard-type battleship that carried twelve 14

South Carolina-class (BB-26 to BB-27)
The US Navy's first dreadnought battleships, the South Carolina-class entered service in 1910 and mounted eight 12

South Dakota-class (BB-49 to BB-54)
The South Dakota-class was intended to carry an armament of twelve 16

Virginia-class (BB-13 to BB-
The Virginia-class entered service in 1906 and consisted of five ship carrying four 12

Wyoming-class (BB-32 to BB-33)
The Wyoming-class mounted twelve 12

Iowa-class (BB-61 to BB-64)
The Iowa-class was the final battleship design built by the US Navy and entered service in 1943.

South Dakota-class (BB-57 to BB-60)
The South Dakota-class entered service in 1942 and mounted nine 16

Tennessee-class (BB-43 to BB-44)
The Tennessee-class was a Standard-type battleship which carried twelve 14

World War II at Sea
Much of World War II was fought at sea from the cold waters of the North Atlantic to the tropical water of the South Pacific. These resources will aid in better understanding World War II at sea.

Army Leaders of the 1900s
The conflicts of the 1900s have seen the emergence of some of the greatest military minds in history. Here we examine those leaders who led their forces to victory in the 20th century.

Battles and Wars 1900s
From the Second Boer War to the War in the Gulf, this is where you will find information about the battles and wars of the 20th century.

War of 1812
The War of 1812 was fought 1812-1815 between the United States and Great Britain. Sparked by issues of trade, maritime rights, and territorial expansionism, the war saw the two nations battle at sea, along the Canadian border, and on the frontier. Effectively a stalemate, the war ended with the Treaty of Ghent which dictated a return to status quo ante bellum.

Wars of the Roses
One of the great dynastic struggles in English history, the Wars of the Rose ended with the ascent of the Tudor Dynasty.

Napoleonic Wars - Naval Battles
A list of naval battles fought during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Battles and Wars 1401-1600
From the Hundred Years War to the Spanish Armada, the period between 1401-1600 witnessed some of history's greatest conflicts and technological revolutions.

Conflicts: Battles and Wars
Battles and wars throughout time have had a significant impact on the course of history, shaping much of today's world. From the earliest battles in ancient Mesopotamia to today's conflict in Iraq, the resources here will help you see the effect of war on history.

Naval Battles 1900 to Today
Naval warfare and battles have changed dramatically in the last century. These resources will aid in following the changes in naval warfare from 1900 to the modern day.

Air Force Leaders & Pioneers
Here you will find information about aviation leaders and pioneers from throughout military history. Read more about famous aces like Eddie Rickenbacker and Erich Hartmann, as well as commanders such as Billy Mitchell and Sir Arthur

Military Weapons, Equipment, and Vehicles
Few things accelerate technological change like warfare, as the side with the most advanced weapons often triumphs in battle. In this section, examine the weapons and vehicles that had a major impact on the battlefield and ultimately changed history.

Army Leaders & Pioneers
Here you will find information about army leaders and pioneers from throughout military history. Read more about famous commanders from Themistocles to George S. Patton.

Aviation in Military History
Follow the ascent of military aviation from the first observation balloons to the Battle of Britain to today's ultra-modern fighter aircraft. See how the newest of the world's armed forces has already left a lasting impact on the history of warfare.

Battles and Wars 1601-1800
An overview of the battles and wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. These battles and wars saw the rise of professional armies and the growth of worldwide empires.

Battles and Wars 1800s
The 19th century saw some of the most influential battles and wars of all time, many of which helped draw the map of the modern world. Here we examine conflicts from Napoleon to the Spanish American War.

Battles and Wars From the Ancient World to 1000
From the Battle of Megiddo through Charlemagne, here we examine wars and battles from the ancient world to 1000.

Military Terminology and Jargon
Military history has a language all its own, from abatis to ZULU time to an alphabet soup of acronyms. When you need help cutting through the jargon, try this set of resources.

Military History Biographies
Here you will find biographical information regarding those individuals, great and small, who have contributed to military history throughout the ages.

Military Aircraft
Land here to explore the wide variety of aircraft that have been used by the world's armed forces. From the Sopwith Camel to the F-14, this is your place for information about the planes that have dominated the skies.

Naval Leaders Biographies
Here you will find information about naval leaders and pioneers from throughout military history. Read more about famous commanders such as Horatio Nelson and innovators like Andrew Higgins.

Naval Battles:1800s
An examination of naval battles in the 19th century.

Ship Profiles - Notable Warships
While navies have sailed the world's oceans since before ancient Greece, some ships stand out for their technological advances, notable records in combat, or ill-fated demises. Find out more about some of these unique vessels.

Military Strategy and Tactics
While it is important for a military to possess advanced weapons, it is equally important that they know how to employ them effectively. Here we will examine the strategy and tactics that have led to history's greatest triumphs and disasters.

American Revolution - American Revolution Overview
Fought between 1775 and 1783, the American Revolution saw Britain's American colonies rise up to secure their independence as the United States of America. This section will provide an overview of the military aspects of the conflict.

War of 1812 - War of 1812 History
The War of 1812 was fought from 1812 to 1815 between the United States and Great Britain. Stemming from trade disputes, impressment, and affronts to the US' national honor, the fighting raged at sea, along the Canadian border, as well as around Washington and New Orleans. Settled by the Treaty of Ghent, the war was largely a draw with a return to state quo ante bellum.

Confederate Leaders of the Civil War
An overview of Confederate leaders from the Civil War.

World War II Bombers
Bomber aircraft of World War II.

World War II Fighters
An overview of the fighters used during World War II.