WWII History Magazine contributor Christopher Miskimon shares with us his list of history’s long shots and the most heroic last stands. More »
Samurai warrior Minamoto Mushashi is revered in Japan as a “Sword Saint” for his great skill and ferocity. More »
Samurai were the elite warriors of Japan’s ruling class, and the foot soldier was generally of peasant stock; however, their status subtlety changed over the course of the 16th century. More »
Was Emperor Showa (“Hirohito” as he is typically referred outside Japan) a warmonger, pacifist, or both? More »
An obscure footnote to World War II, the Battle of Nomonhan in Siberia was a precursor to the major fighting around the globe. More »
The Siege of Osaka Castle, November 1614– January 1615 brought about a winter of discontent as Hideyori attempted to claim the invincible castle. More »
The ruthless samurai Oda Nobunaga conquered much of 16th Century Japan during sengoku-jidai: the ‘Age of the Country at War’. More »
The Samurai’s First Martial Art was not Swordsmanship but Mounted Archery, “The Way of the Horse and Bow.” More »
Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin laid intricate plans leading up to the Battle of Kawanakajima, and the day was full of surprises. 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.