The fall of Berlin signaled the end of Nazi Germany and its reign of terror in occupied Europe. More »
A top secret meeting at the Old Germany Reich Chancellery in Berlin led directly to World War II, or did it? More »
In World War II, total war served as ideological vindication for competing nations of dramatically different political systems. More »
The Soviet Secret Police massacred thousands of Polish Army officers in the Katyn Forest and attempted to conceal the slaughter. More »
The fire bomb raid of December 29, 1940, destroyed much of the British capital. Only bad weather prevented more devastation by the Luftwaffe. 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.