German prince and politician Maximilian of Baden served briefly as chancellor of Germany during the autumn of 1918. Maximilian was appointed chancellor by Kaiser Wilhelm II and presided during the transition to parliamentary government and the series of reforms that took place near the end of World War I.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.