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 »
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.