With a long tradition of military excellence, the German Army was harnessed for conquest by Hitler and the Nazis. More »
Although lives were continuing to be lost, German resistance in northern Europe crumbled in the spring of 1945. More »
Paul McNelis fought with the U.S. 85th Division during the costly campaign to liberate Italy during World War II’s Italian Campaign. More »
An attempt to outflank the Germans at Cassino and make a headlong dash for Rome ended in a bloody stalemate on the beaches of Anzio. More »
In December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division was ordered to capture the Italian port town of Ortona.
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery meticulously planned the 21st Army Group crossing of the mighty Rhine. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.