history

The history of warfare; stories of combat and conflict across land, seas and skies, from ancient times to the present.

  • leonie day
    Published 27 days ago
    Understanding the Iran-Iraq War and the Invasion of Kuwait

    Understanding the Iran-Iraq War and the Invasion of Kuwait

    I walked into my mother’s room the other day, making this statement: “I now get why Uncle Greg went to Iraq for Desert Storm.”
  • Md. Sherazul Islam
    Published 2 months ago
    Exposed! Why Is Night Vision Green? Tips, Products Guide & Tricks

    Exposed! Why Is Night Vision Green? Tips, Products Guide & Tricks

    The main useful night vision gadgets were created in Germany in the mid-1930s and were utilized by both German tanks and infantry during World War II. U.S. Military researchers had at the same time built up their own night vision gadgets that originally observed use during WWII and the Korean War.
  • Paula C. Henderson
    Published 2 months ago
    FIRST WOMAN YEOMAN IN U.S. NAVY

    FIRST WOMAN YEOMAN IN U.S. NAVY

    First Woman in the Armed Forces other than a Nursing Assignment First Woman Yeoman in U.S. Navy, Loretta P. Walsh Born April 22, 1896
  • Matthew Primous
    Published 3 months ago
    United Against All Forms of Terror

    United Against All Forms of Terror

    As we looked back on this infamous day, a day of dread, and a day of terror, we must be united against all forms of terror in the world. Wherever there is terror, that should be the target of America and its allies to ending that threat. As a superpower, we must recognize our strength and influence. There is no country like America and America was forged to lead the world. Our founders wanted us to show the world how to govern and to mend our destiny with nations and peoples who need us and respect us. We can no longer be blinded to our influences and we must be careful about who we allied ourselves to. With our alliances, we can free people and with our alliance, we can bound people.
  • Something Complicated
    Published 3 months ago
    Gulf War

    Gulf War

    The United States was led by President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State Bill Clinton, and the Gulf War ended on February 28, 1991, with a coalition victory. Iraqi forces and proved a success, with the loss of more than 1,000 lives in the first three months of the war.
  • Rebecca Smith
    Published 3 months ago
    Heading Back To School? Here's Some History Help...

    Heading Back To School? Here's Some History Help...

    I remember going back to school one year, and I loved history. It was my favourite subject and I had the best teacher. I was always top of the class and never got anything below an A. BUT, then we started doing the Cold War and Stalin and my brain had a bit of a meldown. Of course, I eventually got my head around it all and I was fine, but I looked all over the internet to help me learn extra outside of class. So, I thought I'd share a mini exam question answer that I wrote and got the teacher to check.
  • Something Complicated
    Published 3 months ago
    USS Knapp (DD-653)

    USS Knapp (DD-653)

    This is a short read about the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Knapp (DD-653), built during World War II. The USS Knapp (DD-53) was deployed by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine on March 8, 1943 and launched on July 10, 1942 at Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Mimo le Singe
    Published 3 months ago
    Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan?

    Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan?

    Introduction Historically, Soviet-Afghan relations were known for their shift from cooperation to occupation. How this happened is complex and requires looking at the reasons for the Soviet invasion in the first place, what the Soviets wanted to accomplish with it, what their plan was and how they implemented it, and the consequences of their intervention. To start, Afghanistan was receiving loans from the Soviet Union because they needed to establish their gas industry. However, Afghanistan did not have the money to return their loans and this resulted in a conflict (Plekhanov, Personal Communication, 2015).
  • Ethan Herman
    Published 4 months ago
    A Soldiers Story

    A Soldiers Story

    Chapter 1 Jack Smith stepped up to sign his name, barely able to contain his excitement! Jack was a stocky boy of 16, with dark hair and green eyes He was enlisting in the continental army along with his best friend Daniel Williams, a tall, lanky boy with an unmistakable air of confidence.
  • Beni Restea
    Published 5 months ago
    A Fort For The Nation's Capital

    A Fort For The Nation's Capital

    In order to tell the story that shaped the existence of the unincorporated census designated place known as Fort Washington, MD where over 24,000 residents live today and see how this town became the good place to live that we know today, we’ll have to go back into the nation’s history. With everything that happened since the first days of American history, the fort that gave this town its name helped shape the America that we know today. There were many battles and wars that have had at least some connection to this historical place and we’ll walk you through the most important moments of both Fort Washington’s and D.C.’s history.
  • Siddharth Shankar V
    Published 5 months ago
    Korean War and the change in position of the 38th parallel

    Korean War and the change in position of the 38th parallel

    North Korea is an isolated nation that proclaims its southern neighbor South Korea as its enemy. North Korea blew up its joint liaison office with South Korea on 16 June 2020, in a dramatic and carefully planned display of rancor toward its southern neighbor. Till the end of the Second World War, there was no separate North and South Korea and they were collectively called Korea. In this article, we will see what led to the separation of Korea and the Korean War, which was fought after the separation in detail.
  • Sergio Romero
    Published 5 months ago
    The Wall

    The Wall

    Imagine. Living in a world where it feels black and white. One side is all-good where everyone lives their lives the way they choose to. On the dark side, people can’t choose their own path. Constant policing of the state strictly monitors it. Everything they want to do is checked upon and anything they do against the state will be found out and are severely punished. Miroslav sees that on the news every day and feels like everyone else; don't get into everyone’s business. He lives in Munich with his family. A recent college graduate, he feels nothing motivates him and just wants to hang around until he can find a job. And he also feels that he, like many others, doesn't want to get into the whole mess that the two German states are conflicting. But one phone call will change all of that.