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 »
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.