Cultures clashed as large numbers of American troops came into the South Pacific—specifically Brisbane, Australia—during World War II. More »
The B-25 Billy Mitchell Bomber served Allied forces from the beginning of the war to the very end. More »
Although not commonly considered one of the worst leaders in history, Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner’s shortcomings were behind one of the hardest defeats of WWII. More »
In late 1944, Japan began the massive production of ‘fire balloons’ capable of attacking American soil from their homeland. How did they make this work? And why did they stop? More »
General Douglas MacArthur, leader of the allied campaign in the Southwest Pacific, commanded an amphibious drive to the Philippines and beyond. More »
New Britain was a key prize in the Allies’ island-hopping strategy, but the fierce combat and terrible terrain at the Battle of Cape Gloucester did take a toll. 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.