The ruthless Reinhard Hydric, responsible for the murder of many, was himself assassinated in Prague in 1942. More »
Allied forces won tactical victories during the Battles of Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign, but events in other theaters compelled them withdraw. More »
The heroics of British Royal Navy armed merchant cruisers Rawalpindi and Jervis Bay were indicative of the courage displayed by the little vessels defending the convoys. More »
Königsberg, the German cruiser, made history during the Nazi invasion of Norway. Read all about it below. More »
The intrepid crew of a German U-boat crept into the British anchorage in the Orkney Islands of Scotland and struck a blow to Royal Navy prestige. More »
When France surrendered in June 1940, a fearful Winston Churchill’s solution was Operation Catapult: an attack on French ships at Mers-el-Kébir. More »
A dance of guesswork and faulty intelligence lead to the greatest one-day allied PQ 17 arctic convoy shipping loss on the high seas. More »
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.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.