One of the most iconic British WW2 weapons today, the Bren Gun was in short supply in 1939 but quickly became the backbone of the British infantry. More »
Legends about the Christmas Truce in World War I abound, however the events of Christmas Day in 1914 remain shrouded in rumor. More »
Future U.S. President Harry S. Truman led a National Guard field artillery battery on the Western Front during the Great War. More »
The German Army struggled to come up with countermeasures to combat the Allied employment of tanks in World War I. More »
Owen fashioned the most moving and best-remembered poetry of World War I. The petty, he said, was in the pity. More »
During its attempt to capture the fortress city of Metz, the U.S. Third Army employed chemical smokescreens. More »
The 761st Tank Battalion, a black unit, fought with distinction and earned the praise of the flamboyant commander of Third Army. More »
With typical German efficiency, homeland antiaircraft defenses were put into place to counter the Allies’ bombing campaign over the Third Reich. 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.