Churchill’s Irish Brigade fought in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy to prove their loyalty to king and country. More »
After Normandy, the U.S. 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment spearheaded Operation Varsity, the March 1945 airborne jump across the Rhine into Germany. More »
No. 48 (Royal Marine) Commando, the last such unit to be formed in World War II, was one of the first to land at Juno beach on D-Day. More »
General Omar Bradley proved a capable subordinate to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander in Europe. More »
American veterans of Operation Wacht-am-Rhein—the brutal Battle of the Bulge—recall one of World War II’s toughest battles. More »
During the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily, the British and Germans fought pitched battles for two key bridges: the Malati and the Primosole. More »
After General Dwight D. Eisenhower decided against advancing on Berlin, American troops captured Leipzig, Germany’s fifth largest city. More »
The Allies avoided catastrophe and began their long, bloody slog toward Rome with landings on the Italian coast. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.