An complete guide to British, American and German World War 2 Campaign Medals Ribbons and Clasps.
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.
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.
The largest POW escape during World War II occurred near the town of Cowra, Australia when a thousand Japanese prisoners of war rioted and more than 350 escaped temporarily into the countryside.
"There was this bank in Milan. The rumor going around was that it was filled with gold.” He began with a wry smile. "We spent all day trying to break into that vault. Finally, we got smart enough to wire some dynamite and blew the doors open. Do you know what we found inside that vault?
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.
The decision to drop the Atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII was predicated on a series of events that are often lost to revisionist history. This paper examines revisionist argumentation.
Pre-war Lithuania was home to up to 250,000 Jewish people and was a prodigious hub of Jewish learning. The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, was referred to as the Jerusalem of the North. By 1942 only approximately 43,000 Lithuanian Jews were left alive and many of these were forced to work for the...
Of all the women of World War Two, the Land Girls stand out for the hard work they did on farms in Britain and abroad. WW2 Land Girls working the land so that Britain could eat! Land Girls mattered.
While Sgt. Alvin York achieved fame in World War 1 for single-handedly capturing 132 German soldiers, unsung hero Marine Private Guy Gabaldon, captured nearly 1,500 Japanese in World War 2.