The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum at Hyde Park is the premier research center for the FDR era.
A young writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, witnessed the worst day of British military history–World War I’s Battle of the Somme–and lived to tell about it. More »
While the victorious Allies moved east from Normandy in the summer of 1944, they debated whether to divert forces to liberate Paris or drive straight for the German border. Adolf Hitler vowed that if he could not have the City of Light, no one could. More »
The U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion held Hill 400 in the embattled Hürtgen Forest against five fierce German counterattacks in December 1944. More »
The great American novelist Ernest Hemingway spent time with the 4th Infantry Division in Europe. More »
Franklin D. Roosevelt employed a network of friends and contacts in covert roles, which inspired the creation of the OSS. More »
Famed Author Ernest Hemingway Experienced World War II From the Caribbean to D-day’s Normandy Beaches. 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.