In the Spring of 1944, the small island of Biak—a stepping stone to the Philippines—was taken by the Americans. More »
Carried out in a virtually flawless manner, the rescue of 2,000 internees from a Philippine prison compound is remembered as a textbook operation. More »
General George C. Marshall shaped the wartime U.S. Army and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout World War II. More »
The Battle of Buna during the defense of Australia in New Guinea saw both sides battle stubborn resistance, harsh jungle, and treacherous mountains. More »
A veteran of three wars and known by both Eisenhower and MacArthur, Walton Harris Walker graduated from West Point in 1912, during the Border War with Mexico. 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.