Thanks to a tenacious fight put up by the untrained Americans, Montfaucon did fall on the 27th, albeit at a terrible cost.
Alexander Smith's valor in World War I earned him the Military Cross. His son later became famous as Tonto to Clayton Moore’s Lone Ranger
Alexander von Falkenhausen led Turks against the British, Chinese Nationalists against the Japanese, and conspired in Adolf Hitler’s assassination
From June 1942 through 1945 frontline American soldiers filed stories and photographed World War II and its aftermath for a select readership—themselves
Due in part to its readiness to fight, Switzerland has spent centuries in relative peace
“Dammit, Brad, just give me 400,000 gallons of gasoline and I’ll put you inside Germany in two days"
Lest We Forget… the Handbrake. Former British Soldiers Crash Armored Vehicle Into Village Memorial on Armistice Day
Two former soldiers were at the center of the gaffe after they forgot to deploy the brakes of a Scimitar armored reconnaissance vehicle during the village’s moment of silence during Remembrance Day
“He was our benefactor and inspiration,” Eubie Blake, the jazz great, once said of James Reese Europe, who wielded a baton, not a rifle, for much of World War I
Józef Haller dreamed of an army that would help bring about the return of an independent Poland
A dramatic scene in 1917, the film directed by Sam Mendes, set the author on the trail of his grandfather in World War I
A strange instrument became the namesake for a devastating weapon