During the Allied advance across France, American armored units prevailed in a major battle with German tanks. More »
General George S. Patton suffered his only military defeat during the fighting at Fort Driant in the fall of 1944. More »
One of the worst infantry divisions in the U.S. Army turned itself around during the drive across france. More »
The American-built Sherman medium tank was admittedly inferior to its German opponents. Yet, it won the war in Northwest Europe through shear numbers. More »
Free French forces under General Jacques Leclerc upheld the honor of France during World War II. More »
While the victorious Allies moved east from Normandy in the summer of 1944, they debated whether to divert forces to liberate Paris or drive straight for the German border. Adolf Hitler vowed that if he could not have the City of Light, no one could. 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.