In summer 1863, two armies were on the march toward a climatic battle near a small town in Pennsylvania that would determine the fate of a great nation. In the epic three day battle, Confederate general Robert E. Lee gambled everything to save the south from total destruction.
From D-Day onward until the end of the war in Europe J.D. Salinger would be on or near the front lines battling the best troops Hitler could put in the field. Few Americans realize that the well known author of "The Catcher in the Rye" was a veteran of the Second World War.
On September 1,1939, Adolf Hitler unleashed his armored legions upon Poland using this small country as a testing ground for the Blitzkrieg. In less than six weeks Hitler's armies would change the face of armored warfare.
In February 1942 Adolf Hitler sent one of his best generals to Libya to rescue Italian troops from Britain's desert army. If Hitler hadn't overstretched his forces by attacking the Soviet Union history might have taken a turn in Rommel's favor.
Hitler's last great gamble in the forests of the Ardennes in December 1944 is the largest and most deadly land battle in American military history.
After over five years of war and more than 55 million deaths, the most feared empire in modern history met its end in Berlin. At its center was the paranoid, drug-transformed emperor, Adolf Hitler.
De Soto's expedition in North America was an epic struggle that would end in disaster as his search for the lost city of El Dorado (the city of gold) proved to be a false dream.
Tecumseh's death in 1813 is one of the most significant moments in American history depicted in a frieze in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol. His death marked the end of his pan-Indian confederacy.
The Second World War had been dragging on for five bloody years now London would become the target for a new revolutionary weapon which would set the stage for all future wars.
Erich Hartmann would score more victories in the Second World War than any fighter pilot in the history of aerial warfare downing 352 Soviet planes as he prowled the skies over the Eastern Front.
The air raids by the American and British Air Forces in the Second World War were the most destructive in human history leaving vast wastelands wherever their massive aerial armadas would strike.
After the Battle for Pea Ridge Union army commander General Curtis would march his army through Arkansas leaving devastation in its wake, as the Confederates attempt to regroup to fight another day.
The Battle for Wilson's Creek will take the national focus away from the battlefield at Bull Run which took place a month earlier and give the Confederacy another major victory over Union forces.
In the summer of 1940 Hitler would unleash his blitzkrieg on Western Europe it would roll over a vast Allied Army leaving the citizens of Western Europe under Nazi rule for the next five years.
Okinawa was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. It was the only time where the commanding generals on both sides would die in the battle. The Japanese army fought to the last man in the caves surrounding Shuri Castle a killing zone like no other in the war.
Verdun would become one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the First World War. The battle was a macabre portrait of the horrors of trench warfare as the fate of France hung in the balance.
H.G. Wells predicted early in the Twentieth century that airpower would become both the product and the downfall of Western civilization. In the Second World War the bomber would bring about the greatest catastrophe in history bringing terror and death to millions of civilians, women and children.
Lockheed Skunk Works creates some of the most revolutionary airplane designs in aviation history. Its planes emerge from black world of the American military most of its newest designs will not be known to the world for decades.
Grigori Rasputin's story will forever be a part of the Russian landscape his life and death forever changed the course of Russia's history.
Only surpassed by the Chernobyl reactor meltdown in the Ukraine and the Fukushima reactor meltdown in Japan the nuclear accident at Church Rock New Mexico remains hidden to the world.
The crisis at Three Mile Island began in the early morning of March 28, 1979, what happened in the next five days would become history and changed the course of nuclear power production in the United States.
As world spins out of control at a dizzying pace the chaos spreading across the Middle East is leaving the United States looking confused and tentative unable to stop the violence.
The Civil War in Syria has given Iran the opportunity to position its Quds forces along the Golan Heights, forcing Israel's military to confront the threat as rockets rain down upon the Israeli positions.
According to the Global Terrorism Index religious extremism has become the main driver of terrorism throughout the Middle East the violence associated with these groups has left anarchy in its wake.
The Battle of Pea Ridge was a bloody turning point west of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War fought on March 6-8, 1862. The battle prevented the Confederates from occupying the state of Missouri.
One of the most ill conceived missions of the Second World War was Patton's raid on the prisoner of war camp at Hammelburg. The POW camp was located deep in German held territory just weeks before the end of the war.
The Battle for Kasserine Pass was a series of battles fought in Tunisia, February 1943, it was the United States first major battlefield defeat of the Second World War.
Nuclear power plants in America have the possibility of experiencing a Fukushima type meltdown at anytime, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission isn't warning American citizens about the threat.
Guadalcanal was the beginning of an island-hopping campaign which led Allied troops to the very gates of the Japan it was a turning point in the Pacific War forcing the Japanese military to go on the defensive.
Henry Lee III was a great American Revolutionary War hero and the father of Civil War general Robert E. Lee. He was a great American patriot who served as the ninth governor of Virginia.
Hans Rudel was Germany's most highly decorated combat pilot of the Second World War. Known as the "Stuka Pilot" Rudel was shot down 29 times and survived to see the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
In 1942 Adolf Hitler would launch an all out attack toward the city of Stalingrad, it raged for 199 days becoming the deadliest battle in history.
T.E. Lawrence's adventures in Middle East during the First World War will go down as of one of the most successful military operations in history ending with the capture of Damascus Syria October 1, 1918.
Asymmetric warfare or terrorism has a long history the most devastating example of an asymmetric attack in modern times are the events that took place in New York on September 11,2001.
In the early morning hours of April 16, 2013, the Metcalf transmission station in northern California was attacked by what federal investigators fear was a highly professional terrorist cell almost bringing down the power to silicon valley.