The dragoon saber is a type of saber with a curved blade meant for use by cavalry and mounted troops. Ideal for slashing, the light saber was used by both sides during the Civil War, particularly the Model 1840 cavalry saber that was 44 inches long with a blade of 35 inches and weight of only 2.5 pounds.
Spanish dictator Francisco Franco held Hitler and the Nazi regime at arm’s length throughout the war. More »
The Hetzer provided lengthy service on all fronts where the German Army ws engaged during World War II. More »
General Stanislaw Sosabowski found his Parachute Brigade entangled in political wrangling and without opportunity to fight as he saw fit. More »
Prior to his arrival in North Africa, the British commander primarily led Indian troops and performed well in difficult circumstances during the campaign in Norway. More »
Lockheed’s versatile Electra and Lodestar aircraft were overshadowed by more famous transport and combat types. More »
As war gathered in the 1930s, a new kind of journalist—the radio broadcaster—began transmitting, and taking the lead was Edward R. Murrow. More »
The controversial political leanings of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor fueled speculation that they could possibly be spies for the Nazis. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.