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.
The war service of the RMS Queen Mary made a vital contribution to the success of the Allies. More »
British interests in Europe clashed with American strategy in WWII. How the clash influenced the making of the Iron Curtain is debated to this day. More »
Through a series of subtle diplomatic moves, president Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the United States toward war with Germany and Japan. More »
Find Marshal Sir John Dill and Prime Minister Winston Churchill shared a contentious relationship on both sides of the Atlantic. More »
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 »
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.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.