The adventures of WWII fighter ace “Kid” Hofer presaged a somewhat mysterious death in combat. More »
That Winston Churchill tried to entice Turkey into the war is common knowledge. His secret motivation for doing so is much less well known. More »
During World War II, Captain Walter Mansfield conducted several operations against the Nazis and the Japanese. More »
The T-34 tank rumbled out of the Russian plains to become the most formidable tank of WWII and Korea. More »
Trajan, Emperor of Rome, was a tough and meticulous general as well as a capable administrator and builder. More »
Reinhard Heydrich, the Butcher of Prague, was assassinated by Czech agents trained in Britain in the spring of 1942. More »
Sterling Hayden played tough characters in films such as ‘Dr. Strangelove’ and ‘The Godfather,’ but he also went to war. More »
The U.S. 10th Mountain Division, initially unwanted, ultimately distinguished itself during the War in Italy. 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.