Allied forces won tactical victories during the Battles of Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign, but events in other theaters compelled them withdraw. More »
Khaki was the original camouflage after British scouts traded their red coats for dust-colored native attire while serving in India in the mid-19th century. More »
The British lost an entire generation at the 1916 Battle of the Somme; a new era in warfare was born. More »
At Treblinka and Sobibor, prisoners doomed to death struck against their SS and Ukrainian oppressors. More »
In a dusty, heat-stoked Mexican village, a handful of French Foreign Legionnaires made a last stand that lives on in history. More »
Irish-born “Mad Mike” Hoare led a rag-tag band of mercenaries on a comic-opera invasion of the Seychelles Islands. More »
General William C. Westmoreland was a stalwart fighter and patriot through three separate wars. More »
German commander Erwin Rommel was pushing hard toward Cairo, but a remote desert outpost manned by the French Foreign Legion would upset his plans. 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.