The strange death of Fascist Italy’s Air Marshal Italo Balbo: accidental shootdown or political murder? More »
Hitler quashed the rescue of Count Galeazzo Ciano from Fascist execution, allowing the publication of his controversial diaries. More »
The Fieseler Storch Fi 156 flew such passengers as Hermann Göring, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Benito Mussolini… and Even Winston Churchill. More »
Caught Between the Allies and the Axis, Regent Prince Paul Karađorđević of Yugoslavia Asserted, ‘I Bow to Necessity; I am a Realist.’ More »
Despite his daughter’s pleas, Mussolini ordered his own son-in-law, Count Galeazzo Ciano, executed by firing squad after his conviction for treason. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
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.