Spanish dictator Francisco Franco held Hitler and the Nazi regime at arm’s length throughout the war. More »
A top secret meeting at the Old Germany Reich Chancellery in Berlin led directly to World War II, or did it? More »
Adolf Galland flew countless sorties, led the Luftwaffe fighter arm, and defied Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring. More »
Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain disdained election as president, but became chief of Vichy France anyway. More »
During the Spanish Civil War, Canadian volunteers fought against Franco’s Fascists. The Mac Paps saw combat in the heaviest fighting of the war. More »
The Nazi Foreign Legion included soldiers of numerous nationalities who fought for numerous different reasons. More »
During the Greco-Italian War, Benito Mussolini’s fascist army hungered for an easy conquest in Greece, but got more than it bargained for. More »
Adolf Hitler’s spymaster, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, was actually a dedicated anti-Nazi who did everything he could to frustrate the Führer’s plans. 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.