The war service of the RMS Queen Mary made a vital contribution to the success of the Allies. More »
Project Underworld enlisted the help of organized crime to fight the Axis during World War II. More »
Rescuing survivors from Hood in the Atlantic and Repulse in the Pacific, HMS Electra was everywhere in the war’s early days. More »
The ordeal of convoy PQ-17 is indicative of Nazi efforts to sever the lend-lease lifeline to the Soviet Union. More »
The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
Jammed with prisoners, the German supply ship Altmark was en route back to the Fatherland when she was intercepted and boarded by the British Navy.
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.