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 »
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.