World History

The Desert Fox: 8 Things You Never Knew About Erwin Rommel

“We have a very daring and skilful opponent against us, and, may I say across the havoc of war, a great general,” said no less than Winston Churchill …

American History

A Brutal and Bloody Affair: 6 Key Battles that Decided the First Punic War

The First Punic War (264 – 241 BC) was the first in a trilogy of wars between Rome and Carthage. At 23 years, it was the longest continuous war in …

Military History

Second Crusade

The Second Crusade (1147-1149 CE) was a military campaign organised by the Pope and European nobles to recapture the city of Edessa in Mesopotamia …

World History

The History Behind the Graffiti of War

About 5,000 years ago, someone decided to paint a battle scene between archers in a cave in Spain — perhaps one of the first instances of what we’d call “war graffiti” today. That person was probably an early grunt who had just finished griping that the chow was bad and that he’d had to march too …

Culture

Newly unearthed photos of the last tsar and his family show a forgotten empire

Russia’s last tsar, his wife, and their five children were murdered amid the tumult of the Bolshevik revolution 100 years ago today (July 17).<p>The execution of Emperor Nicholas II and other members of the Romanov family that had ruled for more than 300 years marked the end of imperial Russia. To …

World History

Shakespeare on Treason and Traitors

“Son: What is a traitor?<br>Lady Macduff: Why, one that swears and lies.<br>Son: And be all traitors that do so?<br>Lady Macduff: Everyone that does so is a …

William Shakespeare

Know Your Lore: Shadows of Lordaeron

Those pesky servers are still down — catch up on all that <i>Battle for Azeroth</i>-related story with another encore Know Your Lore!<p>Far to the north in the …

Activision Blizzard

The Murder Of The Romanovs

On this day, one hundred years ago, one of the great crimes of the 20th century was carried out by the Bolsheviks, in Ekaterinburg. They murdered …

Conservative View

10 historical facts interwoven within Kiersten White’s completed ‘Conqueror's Saga’

The finale of the Conqueror’s Saga, ‘Bright We Burn’, highlighted some of Vlad the Impaler’s most gruesome atrocities amplified by Kiersten White’s …

World History

Photo Diary: Manassas Battlefield Pt 2

Not long after withdrawing from Richmond, Union General George McClellan was ordered to move his army north to Manassas and join the new Army of …

Washington D.C.

The commemoration of an act of regicide falls short of expectations

THE COMMEMORATION could have been a great and solemn moment of truth, a time to reflect on the passage from one era of Russia’s tragic history to …

World News

Nazis in their 90s: Germany intensifies hunt for war criminals still at large

BERLIN – Nazis in their 90s accused of mass murder during World War II are the target of an intensified hunt by German prosecutors who want to punish them before they die.<p>Three suspected members of the Nazimobile death squads known as the "Einsatzgruppen" are being investigated, according toGerman …

World History

Prince Philip’s DNA was used to finally identify the bodies of Russia’s royal family 75 years after they were murdered

<b>PRINCE Philip helped identify the bodies of Russia's murdered royal family 75 years after their deaths, it has been revealed.</b><p>The Duke of Edinburgh …

Celebrity (UK)

22 Rare Photographs That Capture the Brutal Life of American Troops During the Battle of Buna-Gona

From mid-November 1942 to the end of January 1943 the Australians and the Americans reduced the Japanese base in the Gona-Buna-Sanananda area. Called …

Military History

Russian pilgrims mark 100th anniversary of czar's execution

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family.<p>Russia's last czar, his wife and five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in the city of Yekaterinburg 18 months after Nicholas …

News

How the woman who identified Hitler's dental remains ended up in prison

Berlin’s ruins still smoldered as three Soviet military intelligence officers questioned a tall, lithe blonde in 1945. A Red Army lieutenant, the group’s translator, opened the burgundy satin cover of a cheap jewelry box and showed her its contents.<p>Nestled inside were charred human teeth, gold …

World History

The Differences Between Byzantine Armenian Christianity

Although both the Byzantines and the Armenians were Christian, the types of Christianity they professed had important differences that led to a lack …

World History

Maj Gen Corran Purdon obituary

Maj Gen Corran Purdon, who has died aged 97, commanded a demolition team in an audacious raid on the French port of St Nazaire in the spring of 1942, after which he was taken prisoner, finishing the war in Colditz, the camp for incorrigible allied officers who made repeated escape attempts.<p>The …

News (Hong Kong)

A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to US

A century ago Saturday, the shore of Orleans, Massachusetts, was shelled by a German submarine, making the Cape Cod town the only place on U.S. soil …

News (U.S.)

How a Wrong Turn Started World War I

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Sarah Pruitt<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>How a Wrong Turn Started World War …

A+E Networks

Grandmother Recounts Desperate Escape During WWII Allied Invasion in Italy

It's been 75 years since the Allied forces invaded the Italian island of Sicily to remove the fascist regime that occupied the area during World War …

World War II

Reading Comprehension: Detail Questions | GMAT practice question

Until the mid-twentieth century, most historians considered the Early Middle Ages, the period between the 6th and 11th centuries, a dark age in which …

Archaeology

Calgary teachers travel to battlefields of France and Belgium for historical training

Six teachers from the Calgary area will be travelling to northern France and Belgium this summer for historical training on the battlefields of the …

D Day

The Holocaust Can Teach Us Lessons About Today’s Immigration Policies

My family’s connection to the Holocaust and the lessons I’ve absorbed as a result have informed my personal and political values. For me, this unique …

Jewish Culture

Photograph History, Artistically.

SPAIN. Madrid. Winter 1936-1937. After an Italo-German air raid. The Nationalist offensive on Madrid, which lasted from November 1936 to February …

Eric Kim

Muslims Are Not New to Poland

In the last few years, Poland’s far-right nationalists have worked hard to project an image of a country that is ethnically homogenous and …

Siblings

The legacy of the Romanovs: how is the last Russian royal family remembered in Russia?

On 17 July 1918, in the wake of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the last Russian royal family – the Romanovs – were brutally murdered by Bolshevik …

History

History of Thrones: The War Between the Starks and the Boltons

<i>History of Thrones is our series that examines important historical events and people from the complex and controversial past of Westeros. Now that</i> …

TV Series

Why Hitler built Prora - a giant, almost 3-mile-long building

In 1936, Hitler ordered the construction of Prora on a German island. The reasons for its existence are rooted in Nazi mysticism.<br>Read More

German Politics

10 of the largest and most important naval battles in modern history

The waters of the Earth's oceans have seen as much violence and conflict as its land.

Military