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Warrior Queen of Ghana and the War for the Golden Stool

“…Is it true that the bravery of Ashanti is no more? I cannot believe it! It cannot be! If the men of Ashanti fear to…

Sunken Treasure: The Fight Over the Spanish Galleon San Jose

In 1981, Sea Search Armada, a company funded by American investors and based in Belleview, Washington, found a three-hundred-year-old wreck of a Spanish Galleon in…

After North Korea Captured Their Spy Ship, The Crew Invented The ‘Hawaiian Good Luck Sign’ In Defiance

In 1968, North Korea seized a US Navy ship, held its crew for almost a year, and tortured them. To free themselves, the captives had…

The Battle Of Marignano: The Reason For Almost 500 Years Of Swiss Neutrality

In November of 2016, Switzerland will have had a strict policy of neutrality for five centuries. Even during the World Wars, Switzerland was able to…

‘Pursuit Of Peril’ – Westphalia, Mo., Veteran Served In Five Campaigns, Gassed During World War I

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and writes on behalf of the Silver Star…

From The Vikings To WW2, And Beyond – These Are Some Of The World’s Best Battle Reenactments

War reenactments are not a new thing by any means. From Shakespeare recreating famous British battles in his historic plays, to put upon the stage,…

Battle of Busan Perimeter, The First Major Conflict In The Korean War

Busan Perimeter The Battle of Busan Perimeter took place in the fall of 1950 and was one of the first major conflicts of the Korean…

The Dutch Terrorized the Philippines in 1600 Before Circumnavigating the World

In 1600, two Dutch ships terrorized the Philippines. They then went on to become the fourth group of Europeans to circumnavigate the world. This is…

Outnumbered 10 to 1 – In The Korean War, UN forces Held Off A Chinese Force 10 Times Their Size For Two Days

The Battle of Chipyong-ni has been labeled as ‘the Gettysburg of the Korean War’ and has been singled out as one of the greatest regimental…

Siege of Sparta: When The Spartan Women Pitched in to Defend Their City

Most historians should know the term “Pyrrhic Victory,” right? Pyrrhus of Epirus (located in the modern day region of western Greece and Albania) won victories…

Nine Essential Places In France For War History Enthusiasts To Visit

The top countries in Europe offer a variety of post-war sites to see, whether your interest lies in World War II, World War I or…

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade – US Citizens Who Fought Against Fascism in Spain

During the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939) a call went out from the Republican forces for communists and socialists around the world to come…