Formed after World War I and first proposed by President Woodrow Wilson as one of his 14 points for a lasting peace in Europe, the League of Nations was headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and established as an organization that would provide a setting for the resolution of international disputes. Although Wilson was its foremost proponent, the United States did not become a member.
The Australian Wirraway was forced into a role for which it was not intended during World War II. More »
Troops of the British Commonwealth, particularly those of South Africa, played a key role in driving the Italians from Somaliland and Ethiopia. More »
Although the Maginot Line did not prevent a German invasion, it forced Adolf Hitler’s generals to rethink their plans for conquest. More »
Caught Between the Allies and the Axis, Regent Prince Paul Karađorđević of Yugoslavia Asserted, ‘I Bow to Necessity; I am a Realist.’ More »
General Kenji Doihara was a Japanese spymaster, who through deception and provocation, precipitated the Pacific War. More »
Where did World War I take place? Because of its many fronts on the land, sea and air, some consider it the first truly global conflict. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.