When the Russian and Japanese armies faced off at Mukden, Manchuria, in February 1905, both nations understood what was at stake. The Russians faced revolution at home, while the Japanese were reaching the end of their tether. More »
French honor dictated that the nation continue fighting as long as the city of Paris held out against Prussian invaders. A pitiless siege ensued. More »
Although the Maginot Line did not prevent a German invasion, it forced Adolf Hitler’s generals to rethink their plans for conquest. More »
Wilhelm I, the accidental king of Prussia, became a reluctant German kaiser during Otto von Bismarck’s unification wars. More »
Rejected by the Navy, Benjamin ‘Benny’ Foulois ultimately went on to become the father of modern American air power. More »
France concluded World War I’s Triple Entente with Great Britain and Russia in response to the threat of German imperialism across the continent. More »
Russia, Great Britain, and France formed the Triple Entente as their common interests were threatened by the emergence of the Triple Alliance. More »
During WWI, Great Britain, France, and Imperial Russia sought to contain the threat of German expansion around the world with the Triple Entente. 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.