Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery meticulously planned the 21st Army Group crossing of the mighty Rhine. More »
The defeat of the Afrika Korps at El Alamein initiated a long retreat and eventual surrender for Axis forces. More »
As the end of World War II neared, a German officer began secret negotiations with the Allies to surrender forces in Italy. More »
During the first of four bloody attempts to take Monte Cassino and the town that occupied its slope, the Allied Fifth Army was repulsed. More »
The Luftwaffe blitz of London and other major cities tested the mettle of the British people. More »
At the end of 1943 the Allied armies battling their way north in Italy came up against the German Gustav Line and ground to a halt. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.