A joint U.S. Army and Royal Navy force attempted a coup de main on Algiers harbor in the opening hours of Operation Torch. More »
Adolf Hitler’s spymaster, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, was actually a dedicated anti-Nazi who did everything he could to frustrate the Führer’s plans. More »
Led by ‘General’ William Eaton, one of the strangest invading forces in history set out across the desert near Tripoli to avenge American honor. More »
The assassination of Admiral Jean Darlan during Operation Torch in North Africa unraveled a web of intrigue and deception. More »
Operation Torch—The Allied invasion of North Africa—presented a complex array of political and military challenges. More »
Mary, Queen of Scots was let down by a faulty cipher and her misplaced trust in the reputed cleverness of her co-conspirators. More »
Originally commissioned to take on Martinique, the men of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion were instead shipped to Europe and to the Battle of the Bulge. 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.