The battle is won, the enemy driven out, and everyone can breathe again. Many field generals thought this — but generals often make mistakes. Throughout World War II, specially trained soldiers made sure that the enemy never rested in peace. Command units struck anywhere and at any time: a German general was kidnapped in the middle of Crete, while commandos liberated Benito Mussolini from his prison on a mountain top. And British units blew up factories in a Norwegian town to deprive Germany of important raw materials. The warring parties also employed trickery, like when the Nazis tried to undermine Britain’s economy with fake bank notes, or when the British planted false documents on the corpse of an “officer” detailing plans for an imminent invasion of Greece.
This issue takes you undercover on some of the war’s most daring missions.
World History invites you on a fascinating journey to bygone eras, allowing you to explore the greatest events in history. Take a trip back in time — to the frontlines of World War 2, to the Viking raids, and the religious rituals of ancient Egypt. World History is for everyone who would like to know more about the exciting and dramatic events of the past.