Paratroopers of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division encountered surprising resistance at the Dutch town of best during operation market-garden. More »
From Hitler loyalist to anti-Hitler plotter, the wily Nazi SS chief played a double game in 1945–just as he always had. More »
After liberating the Nazi concentration camps, many veterans are still dealing with the psychological aftermath. More »
The lawless Red Army looted, killed, and raped its way through Germany, fueled by revenge and alcohol. More »
The mysterious death of once-Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess in Spandau Prison has provoked a litany of conspiracy theories. More »
Hitler did all in his power to create an impenetrable “Fortress Europa” and prevent an Allied invasion, but it wasn’t enough. More »
Even during the darkest days of the war, the morale-lifting business of sport went on in the United States, Britian, Germany, and elsewhere. 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.