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 »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.