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 »
General Douglas Haig led British forces during the 1916 Battle of the Somme and has been roundly criticized for his conduct of the offensive. 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.