On September the first, 1939 a massive German Army invaded Poland. Follow the battles, the armored thrusts and the fight in the air.
This is an engaging story told to me by my companion of many years, Herbert (Jim) Margosian. He served as a paratrooper in the Pacific theater in WWII.
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.
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...
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.
Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific campaign one where Japanese soldiers on the island fought a desperate battle to the last man under an avalanche of Allied bombs and bullets.
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?
In February 1942, the night sky over a blacked out Los Angeles erupted in anti-aircraft fire. Were the Japanese invading? Or was it a UFO? One thing was certain: the city was on the edge.
Far from 'testing the water' for a European second front, 'Operation Jubilee' covered a 'pinch-raid' to take one of the new 4-barrel Enigma machines and code books - there was another task in hand...
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...