The use of proximity fuses in the Battle of the Bulge was a milestone for Allied scientists seeking to develop an efficient artillery shell. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come. More »
The daring exploits of dedicated island residents provided valuable intelligence during the long fight against the Japanese. More »
During the Battle of Guadalcanal, the fight for the eastern Solomons helped hasten the Japanese withdrawal from the southern Solomons. More »
Commodore Thomas Macdonough braved the pirates of the First Barbary War and faced the British on Lake Champlain. 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.