Charles de Gaulle maintained French participation in world affairs and sought to leverage Stalin and the Soviet Union for political benefit. More »
Field Marshals Erwin Rommel and Gerd von Rundstedt disagreed on the use of German panzers during the D-Day invasion, but neither position prevailed. More »
The rivalry between General George S. Patton, Jr., and Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery became a significant obstacle in Allied cooperation. More »
The ‘Big Red One’ and other allied forces fought German Panzer divisions at Mortain to stave off Operation Luttich in the summer of 1944. More »
During the Battle of France and the following occupation, Germany systematically ruined the country in May and June 1940. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.