Month: August 2016

  • WWII

The British Prosper Spy Network: Destroyed to Protect D-Day?

The British Prosper spy network was destroyed, but the British themselves may have facilitated the…

  • WWII

The 17th Indian Division in Burma: Disaster on the Sittang

The 17th Indian Division was virtually destroyed in combat against the Japanese in the Burmese…

  • Military History

Documentary Review: 9/11: Inside the Pentagon

For the 15th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, PBS is premiering a new documentary…

  • WWII

Captured Allied Armor: Enemy Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

German forces seldom hesitated to put captured Allied armor to use.

  • Military History

The Krag-Jorgensen Rifle

Although it saw relatively short service, the Krag-Jorgensen rifle helped catapult the United States onto…

  • WWII

The Red Air Force Night Witches: Flight of the Rodina

The record-setting flight of the Rodina captured the attention of the Soviet people.

  • WWII

Red Air Force Heroines: The Night Witches

Gaining a reputation as formidable foes, the Night Witches earned grudging respect from their German…

  • WWII

Luftwaffe Raids: St. Paul’s Stands Proud

The fire bomb raid of December 29, 1940, destroyed much of the British capital. Only…

  • WWII

The Afrika Korps at El Alamein: Beginning of the End

The defeat of the Afrika Korps at El Alamein initiated a long retreat and eventual…

  • WWII

Coast Watchers in the Solomons

The daring exploits of dedicated island residents provided valuable intelligence during the long fight against…