Brian G. Horrocks survived a grievous wound and led the British forces in North Africa and Western Europe.
The hard-pressed U.S. Army converted the British Pattern 14 Rifle into a new battle weapon, the U.S. Rifle Model 1917, in World War I. More »
Waffen SS General Felix Steiner was an able commander who refused to sacrifice his troops needlessly. More »
“Mad” Jack Churchill was one of that rare breed for whom war is their element. Few others have led such a successful—or fantastic—military career. More »
Trapped on a beach near Dunkirk, troops of the British Expeditionary Force fought the attacking Germans and looked toward home for rescue. More »
Charles de Gaulle maintained French participation in world affairs and sought to leverage Stalin and the Soviet Union for political benefit. 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.