During the winter of 1944-45, more than 500,000 troops were deployed in the Ardennes. An astonishing number -- 76,000 -- would be wounded or killed. The troops were young men -- some of them barely out of high school.
Freezing cold, frostbite, death -- these were everyday facts for the soldiers at the Bulge. Browse this gallery of photos from the Battle of the Bulge to see what it was like. (To see another side of life for American foot soldiers, look at our gallery of World War II cartoons by Bill Mauldin.)
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
After notorious revolutionary leader Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico, General John Pershing and his 150,000 man cavalry set out to get Villa.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?