Prior to his arrival in North Africa, the British commander primarily led Indian troops and performed well in difficult circumstances during the campaign in Norway. 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 »
During World War II, a particularly costly naval disaster in the Drøbak Strait slowed the German conquest of Norway. More »
The Junkers Ju-52 was versatile enough to meet the Luftwaffe’s ever-shifting transport missions. More »
During Operation Barbarossa in 1941, German and Finnish troops failed to wrest the vital Russian port city of Murmansk from the Red Army. More »
Adolf Hitler’s victory during Operation Weseruebung, his invasion of Norway and Denmark, came at a heavy price. 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.