History

1575 Winter Landscape with Snowfall near Antwerp by Lucas van Valckenborch.

Europe’s Little Ice Age : ‘All things which grew above the ground died and starved’

Tombstones at the World War One Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial near Verdun, France.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — 100 years ago

Just after midnight on June 6, 1944, 82nd Airborne penetrated enemy airspace over Normandy’s Cotentin Peninsula, and eight minutes later jumped into history.

82nd Airborne’s Stunning 1-Day KIA at Normandy

A British supply lorry reinforcing the Eighth Army - commanded by Sir Bernard Montgomery in the Egyptian desert - suffers a near miss from an explosive as it makes its way towards the battle, in a picture taken in 1942.

Desert Rats return to El Alamein: British WWII heroes recall ‘hell on earth’ as they revisit Egyptian battlefield where they inflicted the Nazis’ first defeat of the war after crushing Rommel’s Afrika Korps.

The scene on the afternoon of October 19 was cheerless for the British officers and soldiers who laid down their arms.

Lord Cornwallis, the Siege of Yorktown, and America’s Victory in the War for Independence

“You walk around the cemetery, everybody’s dead the same day,” said author Steg, who plans to lay a wreath to the fallen French infantrymen on August 22 this year.

A slaughter, then oblivion, mark France’s deadliest day in World War One.