Bernard Montgomery’s controversial “halt order” at the Falaise Gap would tear at the fabric of the Anglo-American alliance. More »
Joseph Stalin’s crony, Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov, became the disgraced First Marshal of the Soviet Union, but always survived. More »
Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin’s pivotal meeting in the Iranian capital in late 1943 decided the fate of the postwar world order. More »
The Polish II Corps rendered valuable service to the allied cause during the arduous Italian campaign. More »
Find Marshal Sir John Dill and Prime Minister Winston Churchill shared a contentious relationship on both sides of the Atlantic. More »
The planned 1940 cross-channel invasion of Britain, Operation Sea Lion, remains one of the great “what-ifs” of modern military history. More »
Major General Eric Dorman-Smith was an architect of the strategy that won the first battle of El Alamein in June 1942. More »
A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.