Both British and U.S. soldiers liked the Thompson submachine or ‘Tommy’ gun for its rugged dependability and knock-down firepower, and it was certainly in the fighting across Europe that the Thompson excelled. More »
On deceptively beautiful Saipan, hard-bitten Japanese regulars prepared a defense to the last man—soldier or civilian—rather than surrender. More »
The United States Marine Corps Ka-Bar fighting knife proved invaluable to troops slashing their way across the Pacific. More »
Initially developed after the Spanish-American War, the 1903 Springfield Rifle enjoyed a long and celebrated career that spanned from World War I to the Vietnam War. More »
In 1994, a group of Belgian relic hunters found a series of surprising artifacts from the Lausdell crossroads during the Battle of the Bulge. 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.