When the Wehrmacht ran riot in northern France, decisions of great consequence were made under great stress. More »
As the weather cleared, allied aircraft hit the Germans hard during the Battle of the Bulge, blunting Hitler’s audacious Ardennes counteroffensive. More »
Adolf Hitler’s Bodyguard fought for the key Belgian crossroads town in the waning days of Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge. More »
The Soviet Red Army fought the Nazis for control of some of the world’s richest ore deposits. More »
Cobbled together from existing weapons, the motorized Marder plugged a dangerous gap in German antitank capability. More »
To enter Germany, the U.S. Army would first need to capture the city of Aachen in one of the toughest urban battles of World War II. More »
The German Siege on Sevastopol proved to be a costly operation, and the Crimean port emerged from the war a symbol of Soviet resistance. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
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.