Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin’s pivotal meeting in the Iranian capital in late 1943 decided the fate of the postwar world order. More »
A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
Vyacheslav Molotov a founding member of Soviet Communism, confronted anti-Soviet figures from Hitler to Truman, and outlived his Kremlin colleagues. More »
The world teetered on the edge of nuclear war while JFK scrambled to reach a face-saving compromise with the Soviet Union. More »
Mistakenly believing Iran to be weakened by internal strife, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein launched a sneak attack across the border in 1980. More »
South African paratroopers descended on an Angolan guerrilla base in 1978, sparking decades of debate over the ultimate aims of the raid. More »
The massive Chinese offensive in 1951 aimed to destroy the U.S. Eight Army and drive it from the Korean Peninsula. More »
Prime Minister Winston Churchill labeled Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, as such. More »
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.
Geronimo was a ruthless Apache warrior whose methods bedeviled the U.S. cavalry and frustrated many of his people.
Audacious panzer ace Michael Wittmann and a force of heavy Tiger tanks destroyed a British armored column at this once peaceful Norman village.