Allied forces won tactical victories during the Battles of Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign, but events in other theaters compelled them withdraw. More »
Khaki was the original camouflage after British scouts traded their red coats for dust-colored native attire while serving in India in the mid-19th century. More »
The British lost an entire generation at the 1916 Battle of the Somme; a new era in warfare was born. More »
At Treblinka and Sobibor, prisoners doomed to death struck against their SS and Ukrainian oppressors. More »
In a dusty, heat-stoked Mexican village, a handful of French Foreign Legionnaires made a last stand that lives on in history. More »
Irish-born “Mad Mike” Hoare led a rag-tag band of mercenaries on a comic-opera invasion of the Seychelles Islands. More »
General William C. Westmoreland was a stalwart fighter and patriot through three separate wars. More »
German commander Erwin Rommel was pushing hard toward Cairo, but a remote desert outpost manned by the French Foreign Legion would upset his plans. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.