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 »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.