A young writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, witnessed the worst day of British military history–World War I’s Battle of the Somme–and lived to tell about it. More »
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 »
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.