Scandinavian volunteers took part in Nazi Germany’s 1942 summer offensive against the Soviets—and paid a heavy price at the Demyansk Pocket. More »
Although lives were continuing to be lost, German resistance in northern Europe crumbled in the spring of 1945. More »
Two bridges over Holland’s Waal River were the scene of two important battles in Bernard Montgomery’s Market-Garden Campaign. More »
The Czech-designed Panzer 38(t) armored vehicle was used extensively by German panzer divisions. More »
A bridge across the rhine proved an insurmountable goal for the ill-fated British 1st Airborne during Operation Market-Garden. More »
A confident Spanish army invaded France in May 1643 to take advantage of Louis XIV’s extreme youth. It hardly expected to meet an army led by as gifted a commander as the Duke of Enghien on the high ground outside of Rocroi. More »
Future Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe narrowly escaped prison, slavery, or the gallows after the misbegotten Battle of Sedgemoor. 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.