German submarines, or unterseebooten, were the scourge of the Atlantic for much of World War I, preying on Allied merchant shipping in an attempt to starve the British Isles into submission, a strategy that was nearly successful. German prosecution of unrestricted submarine warfare pushed the United States closer to entering the war prior to 1917.
The war service of the RMS Queen Mary made a vital contribution to the success of the Allies. More »
Project Underworld enlisted the help of organized crime to fight the Axis during World War II. More »
Efforts to gather critical weather data evolved into a high stakes game of cat and mouse between the Germans and the Allies. More »
The sinking of a German liner resulted in the greatest loss of life on the high seas in history. More »
Through a series of subtle diplomatic moves, president Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the United States toward war with Germany and Japan. More »
The ordeal of convoy PQ-17 is indicative of Nazi efforts to sever the lend-lease lifeline to the Soviet Union. More »
Violent clashes depleted much of the Kriegsmarine destroyer force, but the British Naval victory could not change the outcome in Norway. 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.