The execution of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini marked an ignominious end for the swaggering Fascist. More »
Early in World War II, the Red Sea was a combat zone as the Allied and Axis navies vied for control.
Troops of the British Commonwealth, particularly those of South Africa, played a key role in driving the Italians from Somaliland and Ethiopia. More »
George VI visited the United States in the spring of 1939 as Britain prepared for war with Germany. 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.