A career conservative politician, Winston Churchill served as prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1950 to 1955. Churchill is best remembered for his leadership of the British people during World War II, particularly during the Luftwaffe Blitz of British cities and the period when the nation stood alone against the Nazis. Churchill’s stirring oratory provided inspiration to millions. On several occasions, Churchill, through force of personality, was able to resurrect his political career.
When France surrendered in June 1940, a fearful Winston Churchill’s solution was Operation Catapult: an attack on French ships at Mers-el-Kébir. More »
In Norwegian waters, British sailors boarded a German tanker and saved hundreds of merchant seamen. More »
General William C. Westmoreland was a stalwart fighter and patriot through three separate wars. More »
Just After Pearl Harbor, the Prince Of Wales and Repulse were both sent out to stop the Japanese… More »
Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding led RAF Fighter Command against the bombastic Hermann Göring and the Luftwaffe in the 1940 Battle of Britain. More »
Franklin D. Roosevelt employed a network of friends and contacts in covert roles, which inspired the creation of the OSS. More »
The Fieseler Storch Fi 156 flew such passengers as Hermann Göring, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Benito Mussolini… and Even Winston Churchill. More »
During World War II, the controversial destroyers-for-bases deal helped save the British from Nazi domination. More »
Eccentric Orde Wingate was a brilliant English tactician who molded elite guerrilla fighters known as the ‘Chindits’ during the Pacific War. More »
Admiral Michiel de Ruyter’s Dutch fleet overpowered Admiral General George Monck’s English fleet in a protracted naval clash in June 1666.
The Confederate provost guard functioned as a combination rear guard and prison keeper during the American Civil War.