Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II. More »
The invention of an American businessman found an unintended purpose and changed the conduct of amphibious warfare during World War II. More »
“Howlin’ Mad” Smith uttered the words “No LVTs, no operation!” to Rear Adm. Richmond Kelly Turner when his request for amphibious vehicles, LVT-2s, was denied. 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.