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#OTD in 1865: the Brazilian navy wins an important victory over the Paraguayan navy in the Battle of Riachuelo.
06/11/2021
Death of a Nation

#OTD in 1865: the Brazilian navy wins an important victory over the Paraguayan navy in the Battle of Riachuelo.

In the 1860s a South American war of empire pitted the Triple Alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay against tiny Paraguay—with disastrous results for the latter

#OTD in 1940: Italy declares war on France and Great Britain and invades an already reeling France in what U.S. Presiden...
06/10/2021
What if Mussolini Had Stayed on the Sidelines?

#OTD in 1940: Italy declares war on France and Great Britain and invades an already reeling France in what U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a “stab in the back.”

Consider this scenario: In May 1940 Italian dictator Benito Mussolini observes with mixed emotions the stunning speed of the German military triumph in

#OTD 1916: Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, declares a state of revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
06/10/2021
What We Learned: from the Arab Revolt

#OTD 1916: Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, declares a state of revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

In August 1917, Major T.E. Lawrence—the celebrated “Lawrence of Arabia”—penned a brief guide for British officers who would be assisting Arab forces in

"And so then I said, 'come at me, bro.'"#WinstonWednesdays
06/09/2021

"And so then I said, 'come at me, bro.'"

#WinstonWednesdays

"And so then I said, 'come at me, bro.'"

#WinstonWednesdays

British soldiers in World War I laughed in the face of danger with a mock “newspaper” known as The Wipers Times.
06/08/2021
The Wipers Times: British Humor in the Trenches

British soldiers in World War I laughed in the face of danger with a mock “newspaper” known as The Wipers Times.

British soldiers in World War I laughed in the face of danger with a mock “newspaper” known as The Wipers Times

#OTD in 1944: In Ardenne Abbey, Normandy, members of the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend murder 23 Canadian prisone...
06/07/2021
Dirty Deeds on D-Day

#OTD in 1944: In Ardenne Abbey, Normandy, members of the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend murder 23 Canadian prisoners of war.

Canadian soldiers landing in Normandy almost certainly anticipated death—but not murder at the hands of their captors

06/06/2021
This Week in History: The Allied Forces' Tactical Gamble Pays off on D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied commanders launched Operation Overlord, a cross-Channel invasion of occupied Europe and the largest seaborne mission in military history. As 160,000 troops stormed the heavily-defended beaches of Normandy, France, to take on German forces.

Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”

The plan was a tactical success for the Allies and one of the biggest turning points in the war.

#OTD in 1942: The tide that turned the war. The pivotal battle at Midway begins.
06/04/2021
The Miracle Men of Midway

#OTD in 1942: The tide that turned the war. The pivotal battle at Midway begins.

The American victory at Midway had more to do with bold leaders than lucky breaks

06/04/2021
This Week in History: Turning the Tide of War at Battle of Midway

On June 4, 1942, just six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Allied forces turn the tables on Japan, delivering a devastating blow to their Imperial fleet at the Battle of Midway. The battle commenced after Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto attempted to capture Midway island in order to draw U.S. forces into a battle and eliminate their naval strength.

But America had an ace up their sleeve.

With the help of cryptologists, U.S. military leaders were able to decode Yamamoto's encrypted naval plans ahead of the attack, giving them intel they needed to gain the upper hand over Japan.

American forces succeeded, sinking four Japanese carriers along with hundreds of Japanese aircraft—a huge blow from which the enemy couldn't recover.

The U.S. lost only one aircraft carrier, Yorktown, otherwise sustaining relatively minimal losses.

#OTD in 1864: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant launches his Army of the Potomac ion a general assault against the Arm...
06/03/2021
Cold Harbor Coda

#OTD in 1864: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant launches his Army of the Potomac ion a general assault against the Army of Northern Virginia at Cold Harbor.

The Second Battle of Haw’s Shop gave the Union Army a needed reprieve during the unabated slaughter of June 3, 1864

"'Tis but a flesh wound!" #WinstonWednesdays
06/02/2021

"'Tis but a flesh wound!" #WinstonWednesdays

"'Tis but a flesh wound!" #WinstonWednesdays

Left untouched since 1999, a recent re-examination of the evidence has led a team of archeologists to offer up  some exc...
06/01/2021
World’s Oldest Organized War Memorial Discovered in Syria

Left untouched since 1999, a recent re-examination of the evidence has led a team of archeologists to offer up some exciting conclusions about the 4,000-year-old artificial mound.

The White Monument took its final form at some point between 2450 and 2300 BC

05/31/2021

May 28, 1971: Audie Murphy, World War II's most highly decorated American soldier, dies in a plane crash near Roanoke, Virginia. He is buried in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery. (Library of Congress) #onthisdayinhistory

Drenched in foam and mud, Corporals Larry F. Mayle, left, and Walter R. Thompson signal for more pressure in the hose as...
05/28/2021

Drenched in foam and mud, Corporals Larry F. Mayle, left, and Walter R. Thompson signal for more pressure in the hose as a fuel fire rages uncontrollably in the background. (USMC)

Drenched in foam and mud, Corporals Larry F. Mayle, left, and Walter R. Thompson signal for more pressure in the hose as a fuel fire rages uncontrollably in the background. (USMC)

"Comfort is king." —Winston Churchill, probably#WinstonWednesdays
05/26/2021

"Comfort is king." —Winston Churchill, probably

#WinstonWednesdays

"Comfort is king." —Winston Churchill, probably

#WinstonWednesdays

Directed by Tay Garnett, the 1943 movie might seem cheesy on first viewing due to its instantly predictable—yet at the t...
05/24/2021
'Bataan': Hollywood's Very First Combat Film

Directed by Tay Garnett, the 1943 movie might seem cheesy on first viewing due to its instantly predictable—yet at the time innovative—plot.

Directed by Tay Garnett, the 1943 movie might seem cheesy on first viewing due to its instantly predictable—yet at the time innovative—plot.

Searching for the weekend like...
05/21/2021

Searching for the weekend like...

Searching for the weekend like...

1956: In Operation Redwing, the United States tests its first hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.
05/20/2021

1956: In Operation Redwing, the United States tests its first hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.

1956: In Operation Redwing, the United States tests its first hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.

#OTD in 1927: Charles A. Lindbergh departs New York for Paris in his monoplane Spirit of St. Louis.
05/20/2021
Lindbergh’s Path to Glory and Everlasting Fame

#OTD in 1927: Charles A. Lindbergh departs New York for Paris in his monoplane Spirit of St. Louis.

Before he gained a worldwide reputation as "Lucky Lindy," Charles A. Lindbergh developed a solid repertoire of aviation skills.

05/20/2021
This Week In History: First Nonstop Flights Across the Atlantic...

Two skilled pilots fly out non-stop over the Atlantic in record-setting times. On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Long Island to Paris in just 33 1/2 hours. Five years later to the day, Amelia Earhart becomes the first female aviator to achieve the same feat, flying from Newfoundland, Canada, to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 14 hours and 56 minutes.

Director Luke Holland, driven by his own family’s connection to the horrific period surrounding World War II, attempted ...
05/19/2021
Surviving Members of Hitler’s Third Reich Speak in Chilling New Documentary 'Final Account’

Director Luke Holland, driven by his own family’s connection to the horrific period surrounding World War II, attempted to explore a seldom investigated narrative — that of the perpetrator.

@FinalAccount

Director Luke Holland, driven by his own family’s connection to the horrific period surrounding World War II, attempted to explore a seldom investigated narrative — that of the perpetrator

If your pantaloons don't match your horse you aren't doing it right. #WinstonWednesdays
05/19/2021

If your pantaloons don't match your horse you aren't doing it right. #WinstonWednesdays

If your pantaloons don't match your horse you aren't doing it right. #WinstonWednesdays

"Freedom comes with responsibility," Junger told Military Times, our sister publication. "I wanted to write a book that ...
05/18/2021
Sebastian Junger’s New Book Explores the Meaning of Freedom

"Freedom comes with responsibility," Junger told Military Times, our sister publication. "I wanted to write a book that allowed people to appreciate the incredible struggle and suffering, throughout the history of our species, to remain free and to retain our human dignity. Freedom means freedom from oppression, not freedom from obligation."

Freedom goes on sale May 18

#OTD in 1565: The Ottoman siege of Malta begins.
05/18/2021
No Mercy on Malta

#OTD in 1565: The Ottoman siege of Malta begins.

In 1565 Jean de la Valette and the Knights of St. John defended the isolated Mediterranean stronghold from an Ottoman siege using gunpowder, steel, bare

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