General George C. Marshall shaped the wartime U.S. Army and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout World War II. More »
Following his campaign in Western Europe, George S. Patton had difficulty adjusting to peacetime and was fatally injured in an automobile accident. More »
Hirohito, Japan’s Emperor Showa, survived atomic bombs, a palace revolt, and defeat to retain the dynasty’s throne for his heirs. More »
After more than 60 years, the circumstances surrounding the use of the atomic bomb against Japan remain hotly debated. More »
The media and public opinion influenced the conduct of the fighting in the Northern Pacific, amid a shroud of secrecy and limited information. More »
Tom Tucker was one of the first men from Patton’s Third Army to cross the Rhine River, the last natural barrier to the heart of Germany. More »
Did President Franklin D. Roosevelt send three small vessels into harm’s way to pave the way for America’s entry into World War II? More »
In the war for the South Pacific, the politics surrounding General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz may have cost thousands of lives. More »
Throughout history, civilians—willingly or not—have been called upon to take up arms for their countries. It’s always the young who are taken first. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.