A pivotal battle in the East fought August 26-30, 1914, the Battle of Tannenberg resulted in the near destruction of two Russian armies during a series of clashes as German forces utilized rail transportation to move rapidly and engage the Russians at several locations. The decisive German victory made a national hero of Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and seized the initiative on the Eastern Front from the Russians.
Tested and tempered in the fires of the Crusades, the heavily armored Knights of the Teutonic Order faced ragtag Russian forces at Lake Peipus. More »
The Order of the Teutonic Knights, led by grandmaster Ulrich, battled eastern European allies at the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410. 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.