Violent clashes depleted much of the Kriegsmarine destroyer force, but the British Naval victory could not change the outcome in Norway. More »
Admiral Isoruoku Yamamoto led the Imperial Japanese Navy into war but warned that the United States was a formidable foe. More »
In the months following Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted operations at sea, threatening British Royal Navy dominance in the area. More »
The Bruneval Raid was crucial to gathering information on a new and dangerous German radar system. More »
The Battle for the French port city of Cherbourg and the Contentin peninsula was a lengthy affair. More »
The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
An attempt to capture of kill the Desert Fox failed but the effort made a hero of Geoffrey Keyes. More »
The British midget submarine attack on the mighty German battleship Tirpitz left the giant warship crippled at her anchorage. More »
Three days after Pearl Harbor, the loss of the battleship Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser Repulse crippled the British defense of the Far East. 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.