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 »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.