Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are working on a third HBO series about World War II. based on Donald L. Miller’s acclaimed book, “Masters of the Air.” More »
Designed by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the objective of Operation Market-Garden was to cross the Lower Rhine at Arnhem and sweep into the Ruhr, the industrial heart of Germany. There was talk at the time that a successful mission could get everyone home by Christmas 1944. The key to its More »
Some historians attribute the fall of the Iron Curtain to President Franklin Roosevelt’s gross miscalculation of the Soviet Union in World War II. British historian Alan Clark writes in his book Barbarossa that “Roosevelt’s betrayal of Eastern Europe, whether out of calculation or gullibility, is so notorious as to need More »
The great B-29 Tokyo Firebomb Mission of March 1945 killed more than 100,000 Japanese but may have won the war in the Pacific.
The U.S. Navy called the incident involving Howard W. Gilmore and the USS Growler ‘the most famous act of self-sacrifice known to the U.S. submarine service.’
Some raw, others heartfelt, the photographs Mathew Brady and his team took at the Battle of Antietam set milestones for battlefield photography.