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 »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.