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 »
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.