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Ho Chi Minh

The central political and nationalist figure in the struggle for Vietnamese independence from French colonial rule and later the unification of Vietnam under a single communist government, Ho Chi Minh served as chairman of the central committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party and as president and prime minister of Vietnam. From 1941 to 1965, Ho led North Vietnamese and communist guerrilla forces. He died in 1969 at the age of 79.

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Elite Units of the Civil War

Elite Units of the Civil War

The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.

Eye Witnesses on Battleship Row

Eye Witnesses on Battleship Row

Survivors remember the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.

Wilson’s Creek: Bull Run of the West

Wilson’s Creek: Bull Run of the West

Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.

The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War

Dogs were used on all fronts and in a variety of roles during World War II.

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