Battles of World War II
The conditions at Iwo Jima made the battle an epic of struggle against extreme odds. Ingenious defenses, demoralizing attacks, and the island itself with Mount Suribachi looming in the background gave a special horror...
A tribute to the Allied Merchant Navy in WW2, this article describes the convoy tactic that was fundamental during the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) as a defense against the German U.Boats and their so-called wolf...
The first Naval Battle of WW2 was the Battle of the River Plate, opposite Montevideo in the South Atlantic. A British Navy Division did battle with the mighty German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and damaged her...
As Winston Churchill, the new Prime Minister, put it, “the Battle of France is over, the Battle of Britain is about to begin"
The Battle of Pea Ridge was the largest land battle west of the Mississippi River it was fought on March 6-8, 1862, on the frozen fields in northwest Arkansas near a rocky outcrop known Pea Ridge.
The Underground Railroad was an informal network of people and safe places that enabled fugitive slaves to move in secrecy, from bondage in the South to freedom in the North.
Iwo Jima was a battle of unmatched length and intensity. But if the war had happened a couple decades earlier or later, the battle might not have been fought. Why did it happen?
The power of the carrot first came into play with the installation of airborne interception radar (AIR) in planes of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. Before the use of AIR, the British were being...
Credit for victory in the Battle of Britain usually goes to the Spitfire and the men who flew her. New evidence shows other factors - some from the 1920s.
Okinawa the bloodiest battle of the Allied campaign in the Pacific one where Japanese soldiers on the island fought a desperate battle to the last man under an avalanche of Allied bombs and bullets.
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