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September 7, 2016

While most Americans know of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in the Pacific Ocean that dragged the United States into World War II, fewer people probably know how close the war came to the Atlantic Coast of the US. In 1942, a German U-boat (actually a submarine) wa...

August 16, 2016

A new report by the federal government of the United States calls for greater efforts to protect cultural heritage sites in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Syria. The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for protecting the sites from both destr...

July 1, 2016

The bloodiest battle in the history of the British army was the Battle of the Somme during the Great War—since known as World War I. The battle pitted the British (and other nationalities represented with the fighters) against the German army in northern France. Today,...

June 30, 2016

Archaeological research has helped demonstrate the invention of the crossbow drastically change the nature of war in ancient China.


Not a Shot in the Dark: How Crossbows Changed War in Ancient China


Ancient Origins

March 21, 2016

June 30, 2016

Dating to approximately 3,250 years ago, the battle was one of the largest ever documented north of the Alps for the Bronze Age.


Unexpected and Gruesome Battle of 1250 BC Involved 4,000 Men from Across Northern Europe

By Mark Miller

Ancient Origins

March 24, 2016

June 30, 2016

Archaeologists working in Scotland have identified a type of projectile that, thrown by Roman troops using a sling, made a “whistling” sound as they pierced the air.


Roman Troops Used Whistling Projectiles To Terrify The Enemy

By George Dvorsky

Gizmodo (Australia)


June 30, 2016

The grants will be used to support research, documentation, and interpretation at 20 battlefields across the United States.


More Than $1 Million In Grants Handed Out To Battlefields

By NTP Staff

National Parks Traveler

June 28, 2016

June 27, 2016

This memorial with no known graves marks the World War I Battle of the Somme, where more than 70,000 soldiers died.


Stories of the Somme

By Daniel Todman

Financial Times

June 22, 2016

June 27, 2016

An Australian tour operator is opening a US division to deliver tours of European battlefields to Americans, but also is adding tours of US Civil War battlefields as well.

McLachlan Battlefield Tours Launches US Invasion

By David Cogswell

Travel Pulse

June 23, 2016

June 22, 2016

In 1880, a contingent from New Orleans was sent to Boston on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Bunker Hill.


A Boston-New Orleans connection forged after the Civil War

By Andy Rosen

The Boston Globe (may require a subscription)


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