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.)
A nation comes of age.
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.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.