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 to this battle.
In the early years of the Second World War, Britain stood alone against the Nazi hoards. However, our feared commandos started to test the German defences in a variety of ways.
In September 1944 a thrust was planned by Field Marshall Montgomery to bypass the Siegfried Line and isolate Germany from its industrial heart. It went down as a heroic failure. Why did it fail?
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.
The He-162 is an aircraft with more questions than answers. How much combat did it see? Did it ever shoot down another aircraft? Was the one in the Air & Space Museum's collect flown by a top ace?
When Australia joined the war against Germany their first contribution was 5 old destroyers which proved to be a potent force despite German propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels derisory remark.
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.
The British victory opened the door to one of the most important -- and dominant -- weapons to be created in the 20th century.
A brief look at the 492nd Bomb Group and the crew of James L. Bowman, Pilot of a B-24 Liberator during World War 2. One of the million of stories of the war and D-Day.