The M1A1 carbine is the folding stock variant of the M1 carbine rifle, a shortened .30-caliber semiautomatic rifle often issued to airborne, headquarters, armored, and artillery troops during World War II. The carbine served as the shoulder arm for support troops, while the M1 Garand semiautomatic rifle was standard issue among American infantry units during the war.
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.