Jammed with prisoners, the German supply ship Altmark was en route back to the Fatherland when she was intercepted and boarded by the British Navy.
In Norwegian waters, British sailors boarded a German tanker and saved hundreds of merchant seamen. More »
Restricted by Naval treaties, Britain turned in the 1920s and 1930s to cruisers, of which the HMS Cornwall was first. More »
When Allied warships cornered a Nazi surface raider, it won them the first significant Allied naval victory of World War II. 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.