A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
General George C. Marshall, U.S. Army chief of staff, prepared his nation’s land forces to go to war. More »
The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
Stephen P. Duggan Jr. evaluated the performance of Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific. More »
General Joseph Stilwell’s suppression of intelligence reports on Japanese troop strength at Myitkyina led to controversial tactical decisions and strategic outcomes. More »
General George C. Marshall shaped the wartime U.S. Army and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout World War II. More »
General Mark W. Clark played a pivotal role in Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. 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.