Month: June 2016

Captured Weapons of the Reich: A Photo Essay

American soldiers satisfied their curiosity about German equipment by examining captured enemy weapons, sometimes turning…

Operation Pedestal: The Rescue of Malta

The ordeal of the Pedestal convoy saved the island of Malta at a tremendous price.

German Land Mines: The Hidden Danger

The German Army employed numerous types of land mines throughout the war.

Black POWs Under the Nazis

The Third Reich’s treatment of black soldiers was harsh, in keeping with its doctrine of…

Third Army Crosses the Rhine

Tom Tucker was one of the first men from Patton’s Third Army to cross the…

Italy’s North African Misadventure

Was the Italian Army simply a poor fighting force or doomed from the start by…

Thin Line of Air Defense

Don McDonald and a relative few Royal Air Force pilots fought the Japanese to a…

Driant: Fighting on the Face of the Moon

The grueling battle for Fort Driant proved a formidable task that stymied the U.S. Third…

Hell on New Britain

Allied POWs suffered tremendous hardships but managed to survive in captivity at Rabaul.

The Abwehr’s Man in Havana

Heinz Lüning, a reluctant spy for the Third Reich, served as inspiration for British writer…