Battle of Anzio, The: The History of the Allies’ Controversial Amphibious Landing during the Italian Campaign of World War II

The immense difficulties Sicily's rugged terrain caused to the Allied forces, and the successful delaying actions fought by small numbers of well-led German soldiers, inspired...

Irish Americans in the Civil War: The History and Legacy of Irish Units Who Fought on Both Sides of the War

Americans have long been fascinated by the Civil War, marveling at the size of the battles, the leadership of the generals, and the courage of the soldiers. The Civil War was the...

Jutes, The: The History of the Nordic Tribe that Settled in England during the Early Middle Ages

Naturally, when the history of medieval England is discussed, the Angles and Saxons are usually mentioned first. After all, the name “England” does mean “land of the...

Irish Confederate Wars, The: The History and Legacy of Ireland’s Deadliest Conflict

During the 12th century, the people of Ireland came under the sway of the English, who had extended into their domain. With every subsequent century, English dominion in the land...

Operation Dragoon: The History of the Allied Invasion of Southern France after D-Day

While D-Day is one of the most famous events of the war, it is widely overlooked that about two months after the landings in Normandy, there was a second Allied landing in...

Battle of Jaffa, The: The History and Legacy of the Last Battle of the Third Crusade

By 1180, Saladin had consolidated his power in both Egypt and Syria, but he still could not join his two realms because of the obstacle that had once protected his Egyptian realm...

Native American Games: The History and Legacy of the Different Sports Played by Indigenous Groups across the Americas

Athletics in Central and North American societies go much further back than most people realize. The native peoples took their sports just as seriously as any of today’s most...

Juneteenth: The History and Legacy of the Holiday that Commemorates the End of Slavery in the South

Inevitably, for many across the South, the news of the Emancipation Proclamation arrived slowly, and in other locales, the new was withheld entirely, sometimes by years....

Nazi Art Theft: The History of Germany’s Confiscation and Destruction of European Artworks during World War II

Looting and the acquisition of plunder have long been crucial features of war. Removing an enemy’s portable wealth is a way of ensuring they lack the resources to create a new...

Animals in Ancient Greece: The History of the Roles that Different Animals Played in Greek Societies

To many in the ancient world, their gods and goddesses were all around them and could be seen daily in nature, which meant that nearly every kind of animal, both domestic and...

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