Overshadowed by the hard winter fighting in Belgium, the battles in Alsace-Lorraine were no less brutal. More »
Patton’s Third Army found itself mired in a morass as it struggled against fuel shortages, flooded rivers, and fresh German panzer units in September 1944. More »
SS tanker Michael Wittmann became the most famous armor ace of World War II and died in the process. More »
The American 193rd Tank Battalion played a pivotal role in the capture of Makin in the Pacific in 1943. More »
A costly raid to liberate General George S. Patton’s son-in-law from a German prison camp failed with heavy losses. More »
Although ultimately successful in liberating Novorossiysk, twin Soviet amphibious landings proved costly in February 1943. More »
Despite lacks of modern features and firepower, the 37mm cannon still served throughout the World War II. More »
During the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. 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.