The final days of the war in Europe showed both the brilliance and the vain glory of the American general. More »
Sad-faced, war-weary Willie and Joe were as real to American GIs in World War II as the guys sharing a foxhole with them. More »
Reeling from his defeat at El Alamein, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel intended to toss the dice again at the Battle of Kasserine Pass. More »
Did the Nazis really try to kill General Eisenhower during the Battle of the Bulge’s Operation Greif in December 1944? More »
The Monitor and the Merrimack tested the limits of Naval warfare with the Federal Blockade at risk at the Battle of Hampton Roads. More »
Public perception of the famed Rosenthal photo depicting marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima has evolved much since the historic image was captured. More »
During the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Flint Whitlock shares a letter written by Sergeant David Warman to his family on Christmas Day in 1944. More »
A hero in combat, ‘Commando’ Charles Kelly battled demons at home after winning the Medal of Honor in the European Theater. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.