The Mariana Islands are located 1,500 miles from Japan in the Central Pacific. In 1944 this proximity made them strategically important to the U.S. war effort. The U.S. Army Air Forces wanted to use the islands as launching pads for B-29 bomber attacks on Japanese targets. The islands were also crucial for the Japanese, who had 30,000 troops stationed on the island of Saipan to stop the American advance.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.