Long before any airplanes approached the sound barrier, John Stack was traveling there in his mind. As a teenager he worked to save enough money for a few hours of flying lessons in a Canuck biplane at an...
Edward Steichen and his unit captured every side of naval life, from card games to storming beaches.
Mikhail Tukhachevsky's new "deep battle" tank doctrine allowed the Soviets to smash German armor at Kursk and thereafter
Hotzumi Ozaki, the only Japanese to be formally tried and hanged for treason during the war, became a role model for his countrymen.
When America entered World War II, songwriter Irving Berlin was 53 years old—and desperate to do something for the war effort. In the Great War he had staged an all-soldier revue that included his...
The breakthrough that launched a thousand rockets.
Sumner Jackson made the most of his position as chief of surgery and secreted injured Allied prisoners out of occupied Paris.
Arthur Coningham may have been Australian, but his core principles of air-ground coordination still guide the U.S. Army today.
In 1940, the Blitz found Britain utterly unprepared to cope with the rain of unexploded German bombs that quickly began filling the streets of London and other major cities. No one had even anticipated the problem, certainly not John Hudson.
A victim of Stalin's Great Purge, Sergei Korolev designed the Tu-2 bomber in prison and went on to lead the Soviet space program.
Would-be spy Velvalee Dickinson put her doll business to work for the Japanese.