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 »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.