During the Siege of Malta, the small British bastion refused to surrender before an Axis aerial onslaught. More »
The “Good Source” of Erwin Rommel’s high-grade intelligence was, ironically, the U.S. Military Attaché to Egypt, Col. Bonner Fellers of the U.S. Army. More »
The fall of Tobruk to Rommel’s “Afrika Korps” siege resulted in disaster for the British Army in North Africa. More »
German commander Erwin Rommel was pushing hard toward Cairo, but a remote desert outpost manned by the French Foreign Legion would upset his plans. More »
During Operation Crusader, Rommel’s weakened foreces demonstrated German tactical superiority at Sidi Rezegh before the Siege of Torbuk. More »
Following his conduct during the battle at Gazala, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel earned his laurels as the ‘Desert Fox.’ More »
During the Battle of France and the following occupation, Germany systematically ruined the country in May and June 1940. More »
Field Marshal Erwin led the vaunted German Afrika Korps in the desert during World War II and committed suicide after being implicated in a plot to kill Adolf Hitler.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was at the zenith of his powers, influence, and fame after capturing Tobruk in June 1942. Yet only a month later, the tide had turned irrevocably against Rommel and his forces, and they would never again regain the strategic offensive. 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.