The Battle of Kursk The History and Legacy of the Biggest Tank Battle of World War II

The vast expanses of southern Russia and the Ukraine provided the Eastern Front arena where the armies of Third Reich dictator Adolf Hitler and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin...

The Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II The History of the Controversial Decision to Relocate Citizens Across the West Coast

Even before Congress declared war on Japan the day after Pearl Harbor, the implications for people of Japanese ancestry living in the United States had begun. On December 7th,...

The Valley of the Kings The History of Ancient Egypt's Most Famous Tombs and Burial Site

Africa may have given rise to the first humans, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly...

The Year of the Four Emperors The History of the Civil War to Succeed Nero as Emperor of Rome

The 12 months known in history as the Year of the Four Emperors was a pivotal chapter in the long epoch of the Roman Empire. It marked the tumultuous end of the Julio-Claudian...

Nazi Germany's Rocket Science The History of the Third Reich's Experimental Weapons Technology and Research during World War II

After the last shots of World War II were fired and the process of rebuilding Germany and Europe began, the Western Allies and the Soviet Union each tried to obtain the services...

The Culper Ring The History and Legacy of the Revolutionary War's Most Famous Spy Ring

After the siege of Boston forced the British to evacuate that city in March 1776, Continental Army commander George Washington suspected that the British would move by sea to New...

The Berlin Airlift The History and Legacy of the First Major Crisis of the Cold War

In the wake of World War II, the European continent was devastated, and the conflict left the Soviet Union and the United States as uncontested superpowers. This ushered in over...

Megiddo The History of the Famous Archaeological Site and Prophesized Battle of Armageddon

There are not many corners in the world that have seen as many people, civilizations, and armies as Tel Megiddo. Located in the western Jezreel Valley, it once laid upon the Via...

The Ancient Nubians The History of One of the Oldest Civilizations in Africa

During the several centuries that ancient Egypt stood as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, civilizations of the ancient world, conflicts with its neighbors often played a...

The Battle of Monte Cassino The History of the Battle for Rome during World War II

Germany's North African defeat opened up the possibility of taking the war in the west to the European continent for the first time since France's lightning conquest by the...

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