Douglas Bader was a formidable foe in the air and as a prisoner of the Germans even though he had no legs. More »
Already outdated at the start of World War II, the Fairey Swordfish nevertheless contributed greatly to the British war effort. More »
Dudley Clarke’s British Commandos carried out complex operations that were crucial to toppling the Axis powers in World War II. More »
The planned 1940 cross-channel invasion of Britain, Operation Sea Lion, remains one of the great “what-ifs” of modern military history. More »
When the Wehrmacht ran riot in northern France, decisions of great consequence were made under great stress. More »
Brian G. Horrocks survived a grievous wound and led the British forces in North Africa and Western Europe.
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.