During the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. More »
Unprepared, a group of 25 American Marines fell victim to one of the first publicized atrocities committed by the Japanese in the South Pacific. More »
Unlike their comrades who invaded Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942, United States Marines landing on Tulagi met fierce resistance. It was a harbinger of the bloody island fighting that marked combat in the Pacific during World War II. 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.