A joint U.S. Army and Royal Navy force attempted a coup de main on Algiers harbor in the opening hours of Operation Torch. More »
Adolf Hitler’s spymaster, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, was actually a dedicated anti-Nazi who did everything he could to frustrate the Führer’s plans. More »
Led by ‘General’ William Eaton, one of the strangest invading forces in history set out across the desert near Tripoli to avenge American honor. More »
The assassination of Admiral Jean Darlan during Operation Torch in North Africa unraveled a web of intrigue and deception. More »
Operation Torch—The Allied invasion of North Africa—presented a complex array of political and military challenges. More »
Mary, Queen of Scots was let down by a faulty cipher and her misplaced trust in the reputed cleverness of her co-conspirators. More »
Originally commissioned to take on Martinique, the men of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion were instead shipped to Europe and to the Battle of the Bulge. More »
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.
Geronimo was a ruthless Apache warrior whose methods bedeviled the U.S. cavalry and frustrated many of his people.
Audacious panzer ace Michael Wittmann and a force of heavy Tiger tanks destroyed a British armored column at this once peaceful Norman village.