Imperial Japan joined Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in World War II to engage Great Britain and the United States. More »
A top-secret agency helped the United States keep tabs on its Soviet ally during and after the war. More »
Both the Allies and the Axis sought to control the strategically located Azores during World War II. More »
Was Franklin Roosevelt planning to intervene on Great Britain’s behalf before Pearl Harbor? Winston Churchill, for one, thought so. More »
The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
That Winston Churchill tried to entice Turkey into the war is common knowledge. His secret motivation for doing so is much less well known. More »
Allied intelligence efforts in Thailand influenced the course of World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. More »
The sinking of the gunboat USS Panay on China’s Yangtze River in December 1937 brought the United States and Japan closer to war. More »
George VI visited the United States in the spring of 1939 as Britain prepared for war with Germany. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.