French honor dictated that the nation continue fighting as long as the city of Paris held out against Prussian invaders. A pitiless siege ensued. More »
A company of glidermen disrupted the timetable of the German 2nd Panzer Division and influenced the outcome of the Battle of the Bulge. More »
Like the Allied Sherman Tanks, Tiger Tanks and other German armored units were a benefit and an impediment during the Battle of the Bulge. More »
In December 1944, Otto Skorzeny led hundreds of German commandos on an audacious mission behind enemy lines known as Operation Greif. More »
Through a literal Fog of War, isolated American units fought a valiant holding action in the opening hours of the Battle of the Bulge. More »
The German salient in the Ardennes was eliminated when two American armies reestablished contact near Houffalize during the Battle of the Bulge. More »
Today, the town of Verdun and the surrounding battlefield are still heavy with the awful weight of World War I and of history itself. 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.