One of the toughest questions a historian of World War II has to answer is, "How did the Germans stay in the field so long?" Their plan to conquer the Soviet Union in a single quick campaign in 1941...
The lifeline of the Wehrmacht’s multiple-front war was the European rail network, the same system that supported the killing of Jews during the Holocaust.
To hold Saipan's bloody peak, the Bastard Battalion had to dig in
As the U.S. Marine Corps fought Japanese troops for Saipan, one group of Marines there was battling on a different level.
Would Germany have set a peaceful course?
A Lithuanian Holocaust perpetrator explains why he murdered Jewish men, women, and children
Double Cross The True Story of the D-Day Spies By Ben Macintyre. 416 pp. Crown, 2012. $26. While the Allies were securing their tenuous beachhead at Normandy, the Germans kept the bulk of their forces...
The Rape of Nanking The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II By Iris Chang. 314 pp. Basic, new edition 2012. $15.99. This passionate book, recently reissued, is bristling with facts, figures, and the...
Sniper Elite V2 puts players in the shoes of Karl Fairburne, a lone American OSS sniper operative deep behind enemy lines in Berlin in April 1945. Vicious fighting engulfs the city as the Soviets topple German...
The soldier bear who went to war for Poland
October Issue Extra: The Patillo brothers of Georgia. Who died in battle? Who came away uninjured?
Another look at the Italians at the Allied invasion of Sicily.
On his first helicopter assault, he jumped and ran the wrong way; his company was 30 ft. away, facing the other direction
Sometimes it's not whether you win or lose, but whether you wind up in a long, protracted struggle.
Does he really deserve to be exhibit A in the war's pantheon of bad commanders?
Rudolf Hess’s peace mission to Britain was one of the war’s most astonishing events. Was the deputy führer a madman who acted alone, as many believe? Or did British Intelligence have a hand in his bizarre and fateful trip?