General Omar Bradley proved a capable subordinate to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander in Europe. More »
With a long tradition of military excellence, the German Army was harnessed for conquest by Hitler and the Nazis. More »
Michael J. Dal received the Medal of Honor for action during the overlooked campaign in the Colmar pocket in early 1945. More »
Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin’s pivotal meeting in the Iranian capital in late 1943 decided the fate of the postwar world order. More »
A pre-invasion exercise at Slapton Sands went horribly wrong, and senior Allied commanders covered up the serious losses and breach of D-Day secrecy. 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 »
General Alvan C. Gillem led the hard-charging XIII Corps across the Rhine into the heart of Nazi Germany. More »
Wilbur “Bib” Bowers flew bombing missions with the eight air force and witnessed aerial combat and other significant events firsthand. More »
The 56th Fighter Group led by Colonel Hubert Zemke scored over 500 kills before its ace commander’s transfer. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.