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 »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.