During the Allied advance across France, American armored units prevailed in a major battle with German tanks. More »
The Roer River dams of western Germany posed serious threat to projected Allied operations into the enemy’s industrial region. More »
British interests in Europe clashed with American strategy in WWII. How the clash influenced the making of the Iron Curtain is debated to this day. More »
In its drive to reach the German frontier, one of the premiere tank units of the U.S. Army in World War II was halted just short of its goal by fierce resistance in a nondescript village in eastern Lorraine. More »
The U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion held Hill 400 in the embattled Hürtgen Forest against five fierce German counterattacks in December 1944. More »
The Soviet Red Army fought the Nazis for control of some of the world’s richest ore deposits. More »
To enter Germany, the U.S. Army would first need to capture the city of Aachen in one of the toughest urban battles of World War II. More »
In their first combat experience, a handful of American soldiers accomplished its objective and held against powerful German counter-attacks. 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.