Although lives were continuing to be lost, German resistance in northern Europe crumbled in the spring of 1945. More »
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass. More »
The British Royal Air Force saved its island nation from invasion during the dark days of 1940 and the Battle of Britain. More »
The elite ‘Bradenburgers,’ or Brandenburg commandos, scored many spectacular successes during clandestine operations. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940. More »
The ordeal of convoy PQ-17 is indicative of Nazi efforts to sever the lend-lease lifeline to the Soviet Union. More »
German airborne troops finally secured the island Crete following a pitched battle for Maleme airfield. More »
German parachute troops found the resistance from Commonwealth soldiers particularly brutal, but prevailed at terrible cost in the fight for Crete. 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.