The Allied effort to supply the forces in Asia via ‘The Hump’ over the Himalayas was a monumental task. More »
“Mad” Mike Calvert commanded the 77 Brigade during desperate jungle fighting and led his soldiers from the front. More »
Cargo pilots flying the treacherous route from Indian to China had to contend with Japanese fighters staged at the key town of Myitkyina. More »
General Joseph Stilwell’s suppression of intelligence reports on Japanese troop strength at Myitkyina led to controversial tactical decisions and strategic outcomes. More »
Established on a shaky logistical foundation, Operation Matterhorn failed—almost before it began. More »
An understrength hodgepodge of British and Commonwealth troops held off an entire Japanese division during the Battle of Kohima. More »
Why, with Merrill’s Marauders riddled with disease and fatigue, were they given the mission to attack Myitkyina? Story inside. More »
Merrill’s Marauders, ranks depleted by combat and disease, gained fame while fighting behind enemy lines in Burma and attacking Myitkyina. 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.