Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II. More »
WWII History Magazine contributor Christopher Miskimon shares with us his list of history’s long shots and the most heroic last stands. More »
Actually misnamed, this Japanese light infantry weapon earned the respect of the American soldiers who encountered it. More »
The amphibious landing by American Marines on the tiny, heavily fortified Tarawa Atoll would be measured in hard-won yards. More »
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 »
During the Siege of Malta, the small British bastion refused to surrender before an Axis aerial onslaught. More »
In the midst of escalating numbers of World War 2 casualties, American soldiers followed a medical care echelon system initially devised for European battlefields. More »
The highly unofficial ‘George Medal’ was a tongue-in-cheek response to the deadly serious combat at Guadalcanal. More »
Taking an otherwise nondescript hill on the embattled island of Okinawa proved a formidable task for U.S. Marines. 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.