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.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest and bloodiest single battle American soldiers ever fought.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.