German parachute troops found the resistance from Commonwealth soldiers particularly brutal, but prevailed at terrible cost in the fight for Crete. More »
British office John Glubb had an adventurous career as commander of the Arab Legion during and after World War II. More »
Emboldened by previous successes, the German’s launched Operation Mercury, dropping thousands of paratroopers onto the defended island of Crete. 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.