American forces defending the Bataan peninsula waged a determined resistance during the Philippines campaign of 1941-1942. More »
Admiral Isoruoku Yamamoto led the Imperial Japanese Navy into war but warned that the United States was a formidable foe. More »
The USS Astoria was one of four Allied cruisers lost in a night engagement with the Japanese off Guadalcanal. More »
The giant French submarine Surcouf’s mysterious fate made her the true Flying Dutchman of World War II. More »
Restricted by Naval treaties, Britain turned in the 1920s and 1930s to cruisers, of which the HMS Cornwall was first. 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.