The Nazi Foreign Legion included soldiers of numerous nationalities who fought for numerous different reasons. More »
Leaving nothing to chance, Nazi military planners used a special weather reconnaissance unit to monitor conditions in brutal Arctic locales. More »
Norway’s King Harald Hardradi, known as ‘the Land Waster,’ came close to conquering England before William the Conqueror in 1066. More »
Rescuing survivors from Hood in the Atlantic and Repulse in the Pacific, HMS Electra was everywhere in the war’s early days. More »
Allied forces won tactical victories during the Battles of Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign, but events in other theaters compelled them withdraw. More »
HMS Glowworm, a G-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy, became instrumental during World War II’s Norwegian Campaign. More »
During World War II, British Commandos struck the Atlantic Wall along the Norway coast, reaping long-lasting benefits. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.