Free French forces under General Jacques Leclerc upheld the honor of France during World War II. More »
While the victorious Allies moved east from Normandy in the summer of 1944, they debated whether to divert forces to liberate Paris or drive straight for the German border. Adolf Hitler vowed that if he could not have the City of Light, no one could. More »
Brian G. Horrocks survived a grievous wound and led the British forces in North Africa and Western Europe.
In two world wars, British and American chaplains risked their lives to bring a fleeting sense of peace and glory to soldiers on the battlefield. More »
The soldiers of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division and a complement of other troops held the key crossroads town during the Battle of the Bulge. More »
Prior to his arrival in North Africa, the British commander primarily led Indian troops and performed well in difficult circumstances during the campaign in Norway. More »
SS tanker Michael Wittmann became the most famous armor ace of World War II and died in the process. More »
American railroad workers in specially formed units labored to keep men and matériel rolling forward after D-Day. More »
After the disastrous failure of operation market garden, the allies were determined to open the german held Belgian port on the Scheldt Estuary. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
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.