Under the leadership of the brilliant General William Slim, Commonwealth troops virtually annihilated a major Japanese force around Meiktila. More »
“Mad” Mike Calvert commanded the 77 Brigade during desperate jungle fighting and led his soldiers from the front. More »
An understrength hodgepodge of British and Commonwealth troops held off an entire Japanese division during the Battle of Kohima. More »
Merrill’s Marauders, ranks depleted by combat and disease, gained fame while fighting behind enemy lines in Burma and attacking Myitkyina. More »
Japanese-American interpreters serving in the U.S. Army provided valuable service to the Allies in the Pacific. More »
Leading his famed Merrill’s Marauders into legend, General Frank Merrill fought the Japanese in inhospitable terrain during the Battle of Burma. 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.