Major Belgian port city located on the River Scheldt with access to the North Sea via the Westerschelde estuary.
The Odds Were Stacked Against the Success of German Fallschirmjäger Paratrooper Operation Stösser, Launched During the Battle of the Bulge. More »
More so than other more visible factors, superior American logistics contributed to the reduction of the Battle of the Bulge. More »
Through a literal Fog of War, isolated American units fought a valiant holding action in the opening hours of the Battle of the Bulge. More »
Unstoppable V-2 Rockets rained death and destruction upon British civilians, but came too late to turn the tide of war in Adolf Hitler’s favor. More »
The German salient in the Ardennes was eliminated when two American armies reestablished contact near Houffalize during the Battle of the Bulge. More »
Once a celebrated dancer and courtesan, Margaretha Zelle, aka Mata Hari, faced death as bravely as any soldier. More »
During World War II, Allied fighter strategy in Europe did not come up with a winning formula for a long time in the battle for air supremacy. 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.