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 »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.