Although lives were continuing to be lost, German resistance in northern Europe crumbled in the spring of 1945. More »
Swedish King Charles XII set out to force the Russians to raise their siege of Narva. It became a defining moment for the young monarch. More »
Although it saw relatively short service, the Krag-Jorgensen rifle helped catapult the United States onto the world stage. More »
The Nazi Foreign Legion included soldiers of numerous nationalities who fought for numerous different reasons. More »
Leaving nothing to chance, Nazi military planners used a special weather reconnaissance unit to monitor conditions in brutal Arctic locales. More »
Norway’s King Harald Hardradi, known as ‘the Land Waster,’ came close to conquering England before William the Conqueror in 1066. More »
Italian mercenary Bartolomeo Colleoni achieved wealth and power by artfully conducting the business of war. More »
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.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.