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.
Artilleryman Jack Roberts was ambushed and found himself a prisoner of the Germans. But his war was not over.
The Allied Merchant Navy in World War II. Who were they, what did they do. Two of the greatest sea tragedies of all time were both vessels in the merchant navy although one was German and the other Russian.
As World War II was grinding towards to its cataclysmic end, a heroic effort was made to rescue as many people as possible from the Nazi concentration camps.
All about one of the most famous women of world war two, American cultural icon, Rosie the Riveter who got American women into the factories and shipyards when America needed them.
Something that can keep soldiers alert, reduce pain and remove the feeling of hunger is invaluable to an army. In the beginning of World War II the interest for amphetamines increased in Germany and the Allies soon followed. Performance-enhancing...
Nancy Wake was very successful at covert operations during World War II. By 1943, she was the most wanted person by the German Gestapo. She received medals from France, Britain and the United States.
After seeing their village, friends and family destroyed by the German army, the Bielski Brothers led people into the woods for protection. Once there, they created a new village and developed a successful fighting force.
She's one of the most iconic images of American womanhood during World War 2, yet this poster was barely seen during the war. Often mistaken for Rosie the Riveter, this is the story of the We Can Do It! poster by J Howard Miller.
Okinawa was the last and bloodiest battle of the Pacific island hopping campaign in the Pacific during WWII. The Japanese army fought a suicidal battle to the last man, from a series of deep caves anchored around Shuri Castle, which was overran by an avalanche of Allied bombs and bullets.