The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
Prior to his arrival in North Africa, the British commander primarily led Indian troops and performed well in difficult circumstances during the campaign in Norway. More »
The British Royal Merchant Navy was in action from beginning to end during World War II. Read all about their exploits below. More »
During World War II, a particularly costly naval disaster in the Drøbak Strait slowed the German conquest of Norway. More »
Leon Degrelle was the most famous foreign volunteer in the German Army. So was he a traitor, or a hero? More »
The Junkers Ju-52 was versatile enough to meet the Luftwaffe’s ever-shifting transport missions. More »
The intrepid crew of a German U-boat crept into the British anchorage in the Orkney Islands of Scotland and struck a blow to Royal Navy prestige. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.