When France surrendered in June 1940, a fearful Winston Churchill’s solution was Operation Catapult: an attack on French ships at Mers-el-Kébir. 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.