A world war is a patchwork of actions: Land, sea, air, massive or small scale. And these stories of these actions are just as varied. Here are battles decided by amphibious forces, climate, geography and the problems of supply.
World War II
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- Ch 354Broken Arrows: The Lost Bombs of the Cold WarThe 1966 Palomares B-52 crash occurred on 17 January 1966, when a B-52G bomber and a KC-135 tanker collided. The damage and radiation still exists to this day. In 1968 a B-52 bomber near Thule Air Base in Greenland crashed onto sea ice in North Star Bay. The explosives aboard to detonated and the nuclear payload to rupture and dispersed, resulting in radioactive contamination.Patton's Finest Hour - The Battle Of The BulgeWhen the Allies recover their composure after the Nazi surprise break through on the Western front, they quickly go into action. Supplies are rushed to the front as civilian evacuees stream to the rear. Gen. Patton's armor fights its way northward into Bastogne, the demolished city. Now Allied strategy is operating to make the Nazis pay for the gains secured through their surprise counter-attack.