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 »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
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.