Forget Eisenhower, forget Patton. The man most responsible for the Allies’ victory was a quiet, desk-bound warrior. More »
The Japanese armed forces issued Arisaka rifles in great numbers before and during World War II. More »
Japanese naval forces opened the Russo-Japanese War with a sneak attack on Russian ships at Port Arthur in February 1904. More »
In an undeclared war on the Mongolia-Manchukuo border in 1939, the Soviets unleashed a combined arms assault on the Japanese. More »
The Russian invasion of East Prussia in August 1914 was going well until German Generals Paul von Hindenburg and Eric Ludendorff took command. More »
Khaki was the original camouflage after British scouts traded their red coats for dust-colored native attire while serving in India in the mid-19th century. More »
Grenades evolved from the Middle Ages into the modern era, giving soldiers an easily delivered and effective close-range weapon. More »
When the Russian and Japanese armies faced off at Mukden, Manchuria, in February 1905, both nations understood what was at stake. The Russians faced revolution at home, while the Japanese were reaching the end of their tether. 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.