When Hitler invaded Russia in 1941, he expected a swift victory. At Stalingrad his troops ran headlong into Russias best commander: General Winter. 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 »
The hard-pressed U.S. Army converted the British Pattern 14 Rifle into a new battle weapon, the U.S. Rifle Model 1917, in World War I. More »
The OSS Cardinal Mission located General Jonathan Wainwright at a Japanese prison camp in Manchuria. More »
Assigned to protect merchant sailors, these members of the U.S. Naval Armed Guard were unsung heroes of World War II. More »
The media and public opinion influenced the conduct of the fighting in the Northern Pacific, amid a shroud of secrecy and limited information. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.