In 1938, Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin undertook a secret prewar mission to Great Britain. At stake: another world war and the lives of millions. More »
Sergeant John Parks of the 4th Armored Division personified the hardships endured by the fighting men in World War II. More »
The Nazi Foreign Legion included soldiers of numerous nationalities who fought for numerous different reasons. More »
Fearsome New York City gangster Monk Eastman transformed himself into an unlikely hero in the muddy trenches of World War I. More »
Sent to assassinate a White Russian dissident, Soviet agent Nicholai Khokhlov faced a moment of truth at the height of the Cold War. More »
Leaving nothing to chance, Nazi military planners used a special weather reconnaissance unit to monitor conditions in brutal Arctic locales. More »
A much-feared hand-held weapon, the crossbow was once banned by the Catholic Church. But its origins are found in ancient China. Read more inside. More »
Aside from personal transport, cycling also a long and colorful military history that includes service in various armies in Europe. More »
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.