In the opening days of the war, the heroic defense at the Battle of Wake Island gave America hope. More »
The destroyer escort USS England and the Hedgehog weapons system sank six Japanese submarines in 12 days. More »
The Korean War began in June 1950, when Communist North Korean forces invaded South Korea. The United States then led a U.N. coalition to end the conflict. More »
Christopher Miskimon shares with us book releases that cover military comics, Christmas letters from the Korean War, World War I flying aces and more. More »
In the midst of escalating numbers of World War 2 casualties, American soldiers followed a medical care echelon system initially devised for European battlefields. More »
Christopher Miskimon takes a look at the American Revolution, the Iraq War, Napoleon Bonaparte and the samurai in this month’s military book reviews. More »
In 1944, MacArthur favored a full-scale invasion of the Philippines, citing our moral obligation to its people. Admiral Nimitz wanted instead to invade Formosa. The final decision was made in September, and its outcome was astonishing to both U.S. and Japanese forces. More »
Determined Canadians fought street by street through the Battle of Ortona against elite German paratroopers who sought to stall the Allied advance.
Early in World War II, the infantry ‘Matilda’ tank added weight to the Commonwealth units in North Africa.