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 »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.