From Hitler loyalist to anti-Hitler plotter, the wily Nazi SS chief played a double game in 1945–just as he always had. More »
The mysterious death of once-Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess in Spandau Prison has provoked a litany of conspiracy theories. More »
Overshadowed by the hard winter fighting in Belgium, the battles in Alsace-Lorraine were no less brutal. More »
Sixty-five years after the end of the war, the U.S. Department of Justice is still on the case. More »
Although lives were continuing to be lost, German resistance in northern Europe crumbled in the spring of 1945. More »
The massive Soviet Winter Offensive of 1945 spelled doom for the German forces on the Eastern Front. More »
“Where there is muck, one gets dirty,” asserted Hitler’s chief architect and arms czar, Albert Speer. More »
A carefully crafted German plan caught an overconfident adversary off guard at the gates of Berlin, but overwhelming odds ensured a Russian victory. 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.