The German Army struggled to come up with countermeasures to combat the Allied employment of tanks in World War I. More »
The Canadian Military Heritage Museum contains more than 10,000 artifacts, including planes, uniforms, medals, rare photographs, and weapons. More »
Brian G. Horrocks survived a grievous wound and led the British forces in North Africa and Western Europe.
Grenades evolved from the Middle Ages into the modern era, giving soldiers an easily delivered and effective close-range weapon. More »
From their first battlefield use in India 3,000 years ago, war elephants functioned as living tanks. More »
Scottish-American arms dealer Francis Bannerman stored 30 million rounds of ammunition and weapons in his castle in the middle of the Hudson River. More »
In World War II, total war served as ideological vindication for competing nations of dramatically different political systems. More »
Locked in a life-or-death struggle with Bolshevik Russia, Poland used its intelligence-gathering and code-breaking abilities to preserve the nation. More »
In two world wars, British and American chaplains risked their lives to bring a fleeting sense of peace and glory to soldiers on the battlefield. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.