Major General Eric Dorman-Smith was an architect of the strategy that won the first battle of El Alamein in June 1942. More »
A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
A bridge across the rhine proved an insurmountable goal for the ill-fated British 1st Airborne during Operation Market-Garden. More »
General Hobart’s Funnies were specially designed armored vehicles that contributed to the Allied victory in Europe. More »
The U.S. 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion faced down the German 10th Panzer Division in the hills east of the Tunisian town. More »
The American-built Sherman medium tank was admittedly inferior to its German opponents. Yet, it won the war in Northwest Europe through shear numbers. More »
General Stanislaw Sosabowski found his Parachute Brigade entangled in political wrangling and without opportunity to fight as he saw fit. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.