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 »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.