The 10 Greatest Tank Battles In Military History

Ever since the first armored vehicles crawled across the tortured battlescapes of World War I, tanks have become an indelible fixture of land warfare. Many tank-on-tank engagements have occurred over the years, some more significant — and epic — than others. Here are 10 you need to know about. » 1/23/15 2:21pm 1/23/15 2:21pm

The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

It was 100 years ago this very night that something miraculous happened along the Western Front. After months of bitter fighting, soldiers on both sides gathered in no-man's-land in a spontaneous show of peace and goodwill. Here's what happened on that historic day — and why it marked the end of an era. » 12/24/14 9:21pm 12/24/14 9:21pm

How WWI Shaped Air Combat — And Still Influences Modern Missions


Planes first appeared over a century ago, but they've changed considerably since then. What hasn't changed, however, is their role in controlling the air, striking, reconnaissance, and mobility — the roots of which go back back to the first World War. » 10/16/14 11:31am 10/16/14 11:31am

How Detroit's Aircraft Production Dream Crashed and Burned

Once, Detroit's carmakers wanted to be the nation's aircraft kings. For a short time during World War II, they were. Then things fell apart. Dr. Daniel Uziel of The Future of Things explains what happened. —Ed. » 5/04/10 12:00pm 5/04/10 12:00pm

Renault: Born From Tanks

With Saab's "born from jets" ad campaign attempting to convince buyers that badge-engineered Opels are really just as cool as Mach 2 fighter planes, we find ourselves wishing Kaiser still made cars so they could have a "born from huge oceangoing freighters" campaign. But no matter- Renault's got everyone beat with… » 5/10/07 10:45am 5/10/07 10:45am