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.)
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
An American Communist family that had fled to Moscow in the late 1920s, return to America in 1935 but can not bring their 5-year-old son.
After the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, British and American pilots delivered tons of food and fuel to the German city by airplane for nearly a year.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.