Russia’s largest military history museum launched an art exhibit to honor female fighters from World War II
Obsessed with an ancient king, Heinrich Himmler hunted for a skeleton, held ghostly candlelit ceremonies in a crypt, and transformed a medieval church into a sinister SS temple
During World War II, young American cattle rancher Franklin Nash served as a member of Australia’s covert Coastwatchers
Thompson’s namesake submachine gun became the stuff of legend, but his other firearms and ammunition innovations are nothing to sneeze at
An engineering triumph developed under strict wartime secrecy, the proximity fuze vastly increased the lethality of anti-aircraft guns and field artillery.
On capturing Fort William Henry in 1757, the French commander offered his British prisoners safe passage—but his Indian allies weren’t feeling as magnanimous