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 »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.