British interests in Europe clashed with American strategy in WWII. How the clash influenced the making of the Iron Curtain is debated to this day. More »
During the Allied advance across France, American armored units prevailed in a major battle with German tanks. More »
In its drive to reach the German frontier, one of the premiere tank units of the U.S. Army in World War II was halted just short of its goal by fierce resistance in a nondescript village in eastern Lorraine. More »
The U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion held Hill 400 in the embattled Hürtgen Forest against five fierce German counterattacks in December 1944. More »
The Soviet Red Army fought the Nazis for control of some of the world’s richest ore deposits. More »
To enter Germany, the U.S. Army would first need to capture the city of Aachen in one of the toughest urban battles of World War II. More »
In their first combat experience, a handful of American soldiers accomplished its objective and held against powerful German counter-attacks. 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.