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CATEGORY: Military History
7 Brilliant Military Retreats
November 18, 2015

From George Washington’s nighttime flight from Brooklyn to Mao Zedong’s epic march across China, learn the stories behind seven of military Read More

5 Famous Pyrrhic Victories
August 28, 2015

From the ancient world to the Civil War, take a look back at five engagements where the winner may have come out worse for the wear. Read More

6 Ingenious Acts of Battlefield Deception
July 20, 2015

From a famous War of 1812 charade to Alexander the Great’s masterful ambush at the Battle of the Hydaspes, take a look back at six occasions when military commanders used unconventional methods to outfox their opponents. Read More

8 Legendary Battle Cries
May 21, 2015

Learn the stories behind eight of military history’s most intimidating rallying cries. Read More

7 Unusual Experiments by the U.S. Military
May 18, 2015

From an Old West camel corps to nuke-carrying train cars, learn the stories behind seven armed forces programs that didn’t go according to plan. Read More

10 Famous Elephants From History
August 12, 2014

Whether revered as a divine symbol of luck and wisdom, used as unique tools of diplomacy between leaders, deployed to intimidate opposing armies or put on display in the service of status or science, elephants have loomed large in the historical record. Read More

6 Legendary Mercenary Armies From History
June 24, 2014

Going back to ancient history, some of the world’s most feared fighting forces were made up of freelance warriors who weren’t aligned with any particular nation or king. Get the facts on six of history’s most infamous and influential private armies. Read More

7 Unusual Military Units
March 11, 2014

From colossal Prussians and delirious Vikings to a faith-based U.S. Army unit, find out more about seven of history’s most unconventional military outfits. Read More

6 Wars Fought for Ridiculous Reasons
December 31, 2013

Get the facts on six of history’s most preposterous conflicts. Read More

5 Animals That Helped Change History
September 10, 2013

Find out how members of the animal kingdom have helped shape history for mankind, from paving the way for human space flight to bringing down Bin Laden. Read More