As the end of World War II neared, a German officer began secret negotiations with the Allies to surrender forces in Italy. More »
During World War II, Captain Walter Mansfield conducted several operations against the Nazis and the Japanese. More »
Heinz Lüning, a reluctant spy for the Third Reich, served as inspiration for British writer Graham Greene. More »
Through a series of subtle diplomatic moves, president Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the United States toward war with Germany and Japan. More »
Elizabeth P. McIntosh worked for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Below is our interview with her from July 2007. More »
One of the more enigmatic WWII spies, Double agent Dusko Popov, code-named Tricycle, may have attempted to warn the U.S. about Pearl Harbor. More »
Franklin D. Roosevelt employed a network of friends and contacts in covert roles, which inspired the creation of the OSS. More »
Mystery still shrouds the death of Major William Holohan, an OSS operative working in Italy near the end of the war. More »
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.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.