A Regulus missile being fired from the USS Halibut (SSGN-587). Until the advent of the Polaris missile, Regulus was the Navy’s primary at-sea contribution to strategic nuclear deterrence.
October 1983: The U.S. Marine Corps’ Battalion Landing Team headquarters at the Beirut International Airport has been reduced to a rockpile after a gargantuan explosion triggered by a suicide-crashed 19-ton truck laden with high explosives. It is the deadliest day for the Corps since World War II.
The Roman Empire’s invasion of Britain required organization and planning on a grand scale; it marked the beginning of four and a half decades of conquest, as Rome extended its reach ever farther inland and established the province of Britannia.
Pilots and gunners of Bombing Squadron 16 (VB-16)  climb out of their Douglas SBD-5 bombers onto the flight deck of the USS Lexington after returning from the Tarawa-Makin raid, 18 September 1943.
Forced to wade ashore by a tide too low for the landing craft, Marines take to the water to storm the beach at Tarawa’s Betio Island. Half of them will not survive the deadly, exposed crossing to make it to land.
During the 26 December 1943 Battle of North Cape, the Scharnhorst, guns blazing, attempts to outrun Royal Navy pursuers, as depicted by artist Sub Lieutenant Joseph Reindler, Royal Navy.
9 December 1950: Marines of the 1st Marine Division march through  mountain terrain in subzero weather during the Korean War’s Battle of Chosin Reservoir—one of the deadliest of the war.