Although the Maginot Line did not prevent a German invasion, it forced Adolf Hitler’s generals to rethink their plans for conquest. More »
Despite the odds, Henry V rallied his men for a desperate stand on the muddy field during the Hundred Years’ War’s Battle of Agincourt. More »
During World War II, the controversial destroyers-for-bases deal helped save the British from Nazi domination. More »
During the Battle of France and the following occupation, Germany systematically ruined the country in May and June 1940. More »
Commanders have been heavily criticized for the fighting along the Battle of the Somme, which led to horrendous casualties but little military value. 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.