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 »
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.