Rescuing survivors from Hood in the Atlantic and Repulse in the Pacific, HMS Electra was everywhere in the war’s early days. More »
The story of the Nazi spy Cicero played out on the stage of World War II like a tragic opera. More »
Allied forces won tactical victories during the Battles of Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign, but events in other theaters compelled them withdraw. More »
Although ultimately successful in liberating Novorossiysk, twin Soviet amphibious landings proved costly in February 1943. More »
HMS Glowworm, a G-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy, became instrumental during World War II’s Norwegian Campaign. More »
When the Wehrmacht ran riot in northern France, decisions of great consequence were made under great stress. More »
The roles of women in World War 1 took an interesting turn in 1917, when Russia looked to her brave female soldiers to boost morale. More »
How Rudolf von Ribbentrop, the son of the German foreign minister, survived a day of heavy fighting during the Battle of Kursk. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.