Genre: Famous Battles

BRANDON LIU

Napoleon’s greatest work: Battle of Austerlitz The muskets were firing and the soldiers were yelling. The boom of cannons and screams of pain from troops from both sides sounded across the battlefield. But the violence kept going, and suddenly, the bugle sang the song of war and the sound of hooves thudding against the dirt could Read more…

JONATHAN LIM

Fording the River to Grab Independence  As the soldiers grabbed their oars preparing for the cold journey ahead, they knew that this could be the crucial moment that changed everything. They plowed ahead of the ice and strained against the current to cross the icy Delaware. Determination kept them warm as they crossed the dangerous Read more…

NICHOLAS NG

The Battle Of Britain: the battle that stopped Hitler  In 1940, Hitler said, “I will succeed where Napoleon failed. I shall land on the beaches of England.” His invasion heavily relied on his Luftwaffe, which was under the command of General Field Marshal Hermann Goering. The only resistance the British had against Goering’s massive army Read more…

JASON XU

Fear was running through people’s minds and especially families who had loved ones sent to fight in the war. Back at home, they weren’t able to see what the war was like because TV wasn’t yet invented. Sometimes camera crews would follow some military units around during the evening, but it would take a week before they could play in newsreels at the movie theaters back home. At the time, citizens were not aware of how close their armies were to losing the important battle, and what hung in the balance. There are still some unanswered questions remaining about the battle to this day such as, was Callaghan justified when he put his radars in the back? What crucial mistakes caused Callaghan to die?

ZHUO-WEI LEE

The Greeks heard that the Persians were coming for them and tried to get help from the Spartans, a people known for their aggressive fighting. They sent Philippides to ask for help but received no help, for Spartans were celebrating the festival of Carneia, a time of peace, but they did receive a thousand men from Plataea (a small city, located in Greece) to add to their troops, because the Athenians had fought for them before, thus they had a debt to pay to them.