V-E Day (Victory in Europe) occurred on May 8, 1945, the day following the German surrender to the victorious Allies at Reims, France. V-E Day was proclaimed by President Harry Truman to commemorate the Allied victory over the Nazis in World War II and continues to be observed today.
The strategic bombing campaign against Germany contributed to the final victory during the war in Europe. More »
Operation Magic Carpet brought Allied fighting men and women home from the battlefields of Europe and Asia. More »
During World War II, the U.S. Government’s Armed Services Editions brought much-needed reading material to servicemen around the world. More »
It was the end of April, 1945. And, very soon it would be V-E Day: the end for the German dictator Adolf Hitler, his despotic Nazi regime, and the war in Europe. More »
Lt. Col. Harold E. Raugh, Jr. shares with us his military book reviews for the May 2005 issue of World War II History Magazine. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.