Two of the greatest sea powers of the 17th century—England and the Netherlands—clashed off the coast at the Battle of Portland in the summer of 1653. More »
Admiral Michiel de Ruyter’s Dutch fleet overpowered Admiral General George Monck’s English fleet in a protracted naval clash in June 1666. 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.