As traffic to and from Europe increased during World War II, the German Navy began to engage in submarine warfare. In response, the Army Air Force developed a “Snooper” program with black-painted, consolidated B-24 bombers to make Allied ocean crossing safer.
It’s not the war you know … It’s the war they lived.
One of the earliest recorded spy devices was the skytale (rhymes with Italy). An encryption device, the skytale was a rod wrapped with a long narrow strip of leather or papyrus.
As the United States entered World War II, the vastness of the Pacific region dictated that the war against Japan be a naval war, a war far different from that envisioned by the naval strategists of the 1930s.
Mention Vietnam to anyone old enough to remember the 1960s and you’ll likely evoke a passionate reply. Many Americans don’t really think of the Vietnam War as history—it’s still such a vital part of their memory.
Second Lt. Marcellus E. Jones would remember that morning for the rest of his life—and so would the nation.
Visitors to Chancellorsville, Va., can walk down the wooded path where Gen. Stonewall Jackson led 30,000 Confederate troops in a surprise attack against Union Gen. Joseph Hooker’s forces.
Aboard the Hartford on Aug. 5, 1864, Union Rear Adm. David Glasgow Farragut entered Mobile Bay, Ala., with armored monitors leading and a fleet of wooden ships following.
It’s no secret that movies are cultural artifacts of their time. Many movies openly celebrate this, though some choose to ignore it. Standing out among historical movies, however, is M*A*S*H, which was marked more by the time in which it was made than by the time in which it is set.
The United States defeated the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pa., on July 3, 1863. That same evening, Gen. John Pemberton agreed to surrender the Confederate army holding Vicksburg, Miss., to Ulysses S. Grant.