General Omar Bradley proved a capable subordinate to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander in Europe. More »
Michael J. Dal received the Medal of Honor for action during the overlooked campaign in the Colmar pocket in early 1945. More »
American railroad workers in specially formed units labored to keep men and matériel rolling forward after D-Day. More »
The great American novelist Ernest Hemingway spent time with the 4th Infantry Division in Europe. More »
Against his better judgment, Ernie Pyle pulled on his gear for one last invasion. At Ie Shima, he met the same fate he had so often chronicled. 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.