General George S. Patton and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel were masters of battlefield mobility and the operational art of war. More »
The Demyansk salient proved a horrific Eastern Front battleground, due in part to the meddling of two dictators. More »
In spite of a tenacious defense, the Soviet Red Army overwhelmed the Germans in the Austrian capital of Vienna. More »
On the eve of the Battle of Peleliu, the Marines were told it would be “very tough but very short.” Unfortunately, it would prove to be one of the bloodiest and most neglected battles of the Pacific War. More »
Taken by complete surprise, Saladin was defeated by his own hubris shortly after his first significant military campaign against a crusader state. More »
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.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.