The American glider-building program more often resembled a comedy of errors than a serious wartime manufacturing effort. More »
Following his campaign in Western Europe, George S. Patton had difficulty adjusting to peacetime and was fatally injured in an automobile accident. More »
The final days of the war in Europe showed both the brilliance and the vain glory of the American general. More »
Santa Anna hoped to stop the Americans at Cerro Gordo and trap the invaders in the malignant embrace of “King Death in his yellow robe”—yellow fever. 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.