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 »
An attempt to outflank the Germans at Cassino and make a headlong dash for Rome ended in a bloody stalemate on the beaches of Anzio. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.