Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain disdained election as president, but became chief of Vichy France anyway. More »
The British lost an entire generation at the 1916 Battle of the Somme; a new era in warfare was born. 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.