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.)
The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, fighting to free Europe from Nazi occupation and end World War II.