An otherwise obscure atoll in the Gilbert Islands provided a baptism of fire for Navy corpsman Stan Bowen. More »
The National World War II Museum chronicles the story of the American GI through artifacts, personal tales, and cutting-edge technology. More »
In the early battles for Guadalcanal, U.S. Marines handed the Imperial Japanese Army its first taste of defeat at the Battle of Bloody Ridge. More »
Marine Colonel Evans Carlson Was an Intrepid Field Commander Who Led Carlson’s Raiders to Everlasting Fame. More »
The Successful British Commando Raid on Vaagso During Operation Archery Produced Far-Reaching Consequences in Adolf Hitler’s Conduct of the War. 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.