As the Allies fought their way inland from Normandy’s beaches in 1944, French fighters in Brittany distracted German forces by launching a guerrilla campaign codenamed “Operation Dingson.”
Due in part to its readiness to fight, Switzerland has spent centuries in relative peace
For centuries Armenian residents of the Transcaucasian stronghold of Kars watched invaders come and go—until its final betrayal
‘As soon as you’re through with me, I can attack the day after tomorrow morning’: George S. Patton and the Battle of the Bulge
After being sidelined for nearly a year, Patton was turned loose with the Third Army in France. He made up for lost time. He told his staff to hustle—an ounce of sweat was worth a gallon of blood
The Frogman Who Vanished: What Happened to the Royal Navy’s Most Celebrated Diver, Lionel “Buster” Crabb?
Lionel “Buster” Crabb, one of the Royal Navy’s most celebrated divers, disappeared while spying on a Russian warship in 1956
Here's what really unfolded at Chequers, Winston Churchill's country estate, following Japan's surprise attack on America's Hawaiian naval base on December 7, 1941.
On Tuesday the entertainer, civil rights activist, and French Resistance hero joined the likes of 80 other luminaries, including Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Marie Curie.
“Dammit, Brad, just give me 400,000 gallons of gasoline and I’ll put you inside Germany in two days"
Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered an iron mask worn by a cavalryman in ancient Rome’s army circa 1,800 years ago