Already outdated at the start of World War II, the Fairey Swordfish nevertheless contributed greatly to the British war effort. More »
An attempt to outflank the Germans at Cassino and make a headlong dash for Rome ended in a bloody stalemate on the beaches of Anzio. More »
The British defeat of Panzerarmee Africa at Alam El Halfa in 1942 was a turning point in the North African campaign. More »
In December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division was ordered to capture the Italian port town of Ortona.
A pair of Italian families was caught up in the chaos of Mussolini and Fascist Italy during World War II. More »
The Australian 9th Division defeated the Africa Korps at the Libyan port city on April 13-14, 1941. 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.