New Zealander John M. Jones recalls the perilous duty he performed during World War II and his capture by the Japanese. More »
Operation Jericho was a desperate attempt to disrupt the planned executions of French Resistance prisoners. More »
U.S. Marines training in New Zealand for Pacific amphibious operations developed a unique and enduring bond with their gracious hosts. More »
German airborne troops finally secured the island Crete following a pitched battle for Maleme airfield. More »
German parachute troops found the resistance from Commonwealth soldiers particularly brutal, but prevailed at terrible cost in the fight for Crete. More »
The invention of an American businessman found an unintended purpose and changed the conduct of amphibious warfare during World War II. More »
The defeat of the Afrika Korps at El Alamein initiated a long retreat and eventual surrender for Axis forces. More »
Emboldened by previous successes, the German’s launched Operation Mercury, dropping thousands of paratroopers onto the defended island of Crete. More »
In April 1951, troops from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada delayed action on front lines in the Kapyong River Valley, giving Allies time to establish new defensive lines north of Seoul. 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.