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 »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.