Thompson’s namesake submachine gun became the stuff of legend, but his other firearms and ammunition innovations are nothing to sneeze at
“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
An engineering triumph developed under strict wartime secrecy, the proximity fuze vastly increased the lethality of anti-aircraft guns and field artillery.
Historian Preston argues that Stalin did not actually make patsies of Roosevelt and Churchill
When the Italian air force pitted biplanes against Hurricanes and Spitfires in the Battle of Britain, the outcome wasn't pretty.
Louis Kraft takes another look at the 1864 Sand Creek massacre, the beginning of the end for the Cherokee and Arapaho way of life
A band of well-heeled altruists described as "Harvard grads, glamour boys & career men" left behind charmed lives to man ambulances for the Armed Field Service.