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Anybody who does not have fear is an idiot. It is just that you must make the fear work for you. When somebody shot at me, it made me madder than hell, and all I wanted to do was shoot back.

-- General Robin Olds


War Stories: 441 results
AFOAT- 2 discovered USSR's first A-bomb was US Mark VI
Monday, August 27, 2001 (Airforce)
The Ninth United States Infantry Regiment and Madison Barracks, New York
Monday, August 27, 2001 (Army)
6th New York Heavy Artillery in the Wilderness
Sunday, August 26, 2001 (Civil War)
How I Became a LRRP One Day
Sunday, August 26, 2001 (Vietnam)
Letter, Capt. Robert C. Van Vliet of the 10th U. S. Infantry
Saturday, August 25, 2001 (Spanish American)
The Battles for Kettle and San Juan Hills
Saturday, August 25, 2001 (Spanish American)
Destruction of USS Maine, February 15, 1898
Saturday, August 25, 2001 (Spanish American)
Charles P. Kindleberger's Account of the Battle of Manila, 1898
Saturday, August 25, 2001 (Spanish American)
A Storm with No Name
Saturday, August 25, 2001 (Coast Guard)
Attack on USS New Ironsides in Charleston, 1863
Friday, August 24, 2001 (Civil War)
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This Day in History
1805: Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates the first anniversary of his coronation with a victory at Austerlitz over a Russian and Austrian army.

1863: General Braxton Bragg turns over command of the Army of Tennessee to General William Hardee at Dalton, Ga.

1864: Major General Grenville M. Dodge is named to replace General William Rosecrans as Commander of the Department of Missouri.

1864: Confederate General Archibald Gracie, Jr., is killed in the trenches at Petersburg, Virginia, when an artillery shell explodes near him.

1914: Austrian troops occupy Belgrade, Serbia.

1932: Bolivia accepts Paraguays terms for a truce in the Chaco War.

1942: Enrico Fermi, the Italian-born Nobel Prize-winning physicist, directs and controls the first nuclear chain reaction in his laboratory beneath the bleachers of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago, ushering in the nuclear age.

1942: The Allies repel a strong Axis attack in Tunisia, North Africa.

1944: General George S. Pattons troops enter the Saar Valley and break through the Siegfried line.

1946: The United States and Great Britain merge their German occupation zones.