Badly needing a victory on the western front, British commander Douglas Haig turned to the fledgling tank corps for a breakthrough. More »
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 »
Fiery young officer George S. Patton rode into action in World War I at the head of the U.S. Army’s brand-new Tank Corps. More »
For the untested Canadian 1st Division, the spring-like weather at Ypres, Belgium, would be cruelly interrupted by an ominous green cloud… More »
Hailing from Cleveland and Yale, pilot David Ingalls became the first U.S. Navy flying ace during World War I More »
Advancing technology, particularly the machine gun, took a heavy toll at the Battle of the Somme. 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.