A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
A bridge across the rhine proved an insurmountable goal for the ill-fated British 1st Airborne during Operation Market-Garden. More »
The Bruneval Raid was crucial to gathering information on a new and dangerous German radar system. More »
Vyacheslav Molotov a founding member of Soviet Communism, confronted anti-Soviet figures from Hitler to Truman, and outlived his Kremlin colleagues. More »
The Battle for the French port city of Cherbourg and the Contentin peninsula was a lengthy affair. More »
Spanish dictator Francisco Franco held Hitler and the Nazi regime at arm’s length throughout the war. 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.