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 Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
A minute-by-minute account, on both sides of the Pacific, leading up to the surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
The decisions made by leaders and the escalation of bloodletting that finally ended World War II.
The story of the dramatic post-World War II tribunal that brought Nazi leaders to justice and defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.