The Nazi Foreign Legion included soldiers of numerous nationalities who fought for numerous different reasons. More »
With Sultan Mohammed II’s Turkish horde at the gates of Rhodes, the city’s Knights Hospitallers prepared an unholy welcome for the Ottoman siege. More »
German General Reinhard Gehlen set up an anti-Soviet espionage ring in 1945 and used it to the grief of both sides during the Cold War. More »
The death of Emperor Valens and the Battle of Adrianople during the Gothic War, August 9, 378 AD, did much to set the course of history for the Goths. More »
During Operation Frantic on the Eastern Front, American bombers used Soviet bases for shuttle runs against the Axis targets. More »
America, Auschwitz, and the Holocaust: Could more have been done to save lives during Hitler’s Final Solution? More »
Retreating Germans turned on their Soviet pursuers at the Battle of Targul Frumos, inflicting heavy losses on Red Army tanks, buying valuable time. More »
Female Spies like Virginia Hall, Amy Thorpe and Barbara Lauwers were large supporters of Allied war efforts, and some of the most important women in World War 2. More »
Thanks to technological advances and local help, a Wehrmacht Pioneer was finally located and laid to rest years after Operation Barbarossa. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.