The blitzkrieg tactic used by the Germans in WW2 was devastatingly efficient. Poland and France fell in quick succession and the Soviets were on their knees. The Blitzkrieg tactic created by Guderian almost secured the victory for the Germans.
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.
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.
During World War 2 the British installed airborne interception radar (AIR) in planes of the British Royal Air Force. Before the use of AIR, they had been dealt a heavy blow by German raids at night. However, radar gave pilots a distinct advantage, allowing them to use radio waves to spot enemy...
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 British victory opened the door to one of the most important -- and dominant -- weapons to be created in the 20th century.
Okinawa was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. It was the only time where the commanding generals on both sides would die in the battle. The Japanese army fought to the last man in the caves surrounding Shuri Castle a killing zone like no other in the war.
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.
The push north through Italy gave the Allies an almost impossible task in taking on Kesselring's Gustav Line. High numbers of casualties meant issuing a highly controversial order to the USAAF!
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.