The Exotic Dancer Who Became WWI’s Most Notorious Spy
Exotic, alluring and endlessly mysterious, the dancer known as Mata Hari took Europe by storm in the early 20th century with her risqué, Asian-influenced striptease routines.
This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
The Red Baron - Separating Truth From Fiction
During World War I a scarlet triplane terrorized the skies over France. This image is one that many people conjure when they think of Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron. Today, a similar triplan...
Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
WWI: The Tragic Moment A Man Was Ordered To Kill His Best Friend
Private Jimmy Smith joined the British army to fight and protect his country. But after fighting gallantly at Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War, his own...
8 Things You May Not Know About The Gallipoli Campaign
On April 25, 1915, British-led troops poured onto the Ottoman Empire’s Gallipoli Peninsula in what was then the largest amphibious assault ever attempted. The plan, thought up once World War I’s Weste...
7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc — HISTORY
Six hundred years ago, a teenage girl with courage in her heart—and voices in her head—rose from obscurity to champion Charles VII of France and lead the French army to important victories during the ...
World War I in Photos
One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps...
Hundred Years' War
1429-1453 : A bloodbath for English Army. After the battles of Orleans, Patay, Formigny and finally Castillon, the French kicked the English out of France. S...
1383–85 Crisis
The 1383-1385 crisis or "Portuguese Interregnum" was a time of civil war in Portuguese history when no crowned king reigned. It began when King Ferdinand I of Portugal died without male heirs, and end...
1383–85 Crisis - Wikipedia
Dutch–Portuguese War
The Dutch–Portuguese War was an armed conflict involving Dutch forces, in the form of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, against the Portuguese Empire. Beginning in 1602, t...
Dutch–Portuguese War - Wikipedia
First Carlist War
The First Carlist War was a civil war in Spain from 1833 to 1839, fought between factions over the succession to the throne and the nature of the Spanish monarchy. It was fought between supporters of ...
First Carlist War - Wikipedia
French Revolutionary Wars
The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts, lasting from 1792 until 1802, resulting from the French Revolution. Primarily fought between the French First Republic and s...
French Revolutionary Wars - Wikipedia
Hundred Days
The Hundred Days, sometimes known as the Hundred Days of Napoleon or Napoleon's Hundred Days, marked the period between Emperor Napoleon of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815...
Hundred Days - Wikipedia
Hundred Years' War
The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 between the House of Plantagenet, rulers of the Kingdom of England, against the House of Valois, rulers of the Kingdom of Franc...
Hundred Years' War - Wikipedia
Liberal Wars
The Liberal Wars, also known as the Portuguese Civil War, the War of the Two Brothers, or Miguelite War, was a war between progressive constitutionalists and authoritarian absolutists in Portugal over...
Liberal Wars - Wikipedia
Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire led by Emperor Napoleon I against an array of European powers formed into various coalitions. They revolution...
Napoleonic Wars - Wikipedia
Ottoman–Portuguese conflicts
The Ottoman–Portuguese or Turco-Portuguese conflicts refers to a series of different military encounters between the Portuguese Empire and the Ottoman Empire, or between other European powers and the ...
Peninsular War
The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict between the First French Empire and the allied powers of Spain, Britain and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic W...
Peninsular War - Wikipedia
Portugal in World War I
Portugal did not initially form part of the system of alliances involved in World War I and thus initially kept its neutrality. However, tensions between Germany and Portugal arose due to German U-boa...
Portugal in World War I - Wikipedia
Portugal in World War II
During World War II, the Portuguese Republic was an authoritarian political regime under António de Oliveira Salazar and the Estado Novo, often regarded as pro-fascist. Although Portugal was officiall...
Portugal in World War II - Wikipedia
Portuguese Colonial War
The Portuguese Colonial War (Portuguese: Guerra Colonial Portuguesa), also known in Portugal as the Overseas War (Guerra do Ultramar) or in the former colonies as the War of Liberation (Guerra de ...
Portuguese Colonial War - Wikipedia
Portuguese Restoration War
The Portuguese Restoration War (Portuguese: Guerra da Restauração; Spanish: Guerra de Restauración portuguesa) was the name given by nineteenth-century 'romantic' historians to the war between...
Portuguese Restoration War - Wikipedia
Reconquista
The Reconquista ("reconquest") is a period of approximately 781 years in the history of the Iberian Peninsula, after the Islamic conquest in 711 to the fall of Granada, the last Islamic state on the p...
Reconquista - Wikipedia
Second Crusade
The Second Crusade (1145–1149) was the second major crusade launched from Europe. The Second Crusade was started in response to the fall of the County of Edessa the previous year to the forces of Zeng...
Second Crusade - Wikipedia
Seven Years' War
The Seven Years' War took place between 1754 and 1763 with the main conflict being in the seven-year period 1756–1763. It involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North Ameri...
Seven Years' War - Wikipedia
Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil War (Spanish: Guerra civil española), widely known in Spain as the Civil War (Spanish: Guerra civil), or sometimes simply The War (Spanish: La guerra), was a civil war fo...
Spanish Civil War - Wikipedia
War of the Spanish Succession
The War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) was a major European conflict of the early 18th century, triggered by the death in 1700 of the infirm and childless Charles II, the last Habsburg King of ...
War of the Spanish Succession - Wikipedia