Situated on the right bank of the Red River, the city of Hanoi served as the seat of French colonial government in Vietnam, then as the capital of North Vietnam, and ultimately as the capital of a unified Vietnam following the communist victory in the Vietnam War in the spring of 1975.
For even so far back as the Iliad, soldiers have felt honor-bound not to abandon comrades either missing in action or captured. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.