Spanish dictator Francisco Franco held Hitler and the Nazi regime at arm’s length throughout the war. More »
Charles de Gaulle maintained French participation in world affairs and sought to leverage Stalin and the Soviet Union for political benefit. More »
Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain disdained election as president, but became chief of Vichy France anyway. More »
In April 1917, the flint-hard Canadian Corps captured the toughest German bastion on the Western Front at Vimy Ridge. More »
With the German Army on the outskirts of Paris, the U.S. 2nd Division and the 4th Marine Brigade halted their advance at a place called Belleau Wood. 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.