Seen as a critical stepping-stone to the attack on mainland Japan, the tiny island of Iwo Jima was part of the bloodiest and most heroic chapter in U.S. Marine Corps history.
After invading and occupying other countries one by one, Hitler sets his sights on Britain and orders a massive air invasion.
Four years after the French Revolution, the fledgling French Republic is vulnerable to attack. Young Napoleon Bonaparte leads his men against the Austrian army.
When the USS Maine mysteriously blows up in Cuba's Havana Harbor, President McKinley declares war against Spain. Lt. Colonel Teddy Roosevelt leads his troops in a frontal assault up San Juan Hill.
When King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, his brother-in-law Harold becomes king. But the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy across the English Channel challenges Harold's succession.
In a bold move for political power, Julius Caesar invades Gaul, and his army seems unstoppable until a young Gallic warrior named Vercingetorix rallies the Gauls to drive Caesar out of their land for good.
General Norman Schwarzkopf is the hot-tempered commander tasked with driving Hussein out of Kuwait. The desert terrain is tough, the enemy is ruthless, and White House orders are impossible.
Angered by the Gold Rush and railroad construction, Sioux tribes rebel. General George Custer charges a major Sioux village, but Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull lead their people in a fierce resistance.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee has won battle after battle against the Union Army, prompting a frustrated President Lincoln to appoint General George Meade to lead the Union to fight another day.
Nomadic horsemen led by Attila the Hun race across Europe, cross the Rhine, and ravage Gaul. Former enemies band together against "the Scourge of God" under the leadership of the noble Aetius.
In 1967, forces of Egypt Iraq, Syria, and Jordan, gather on three sides of Israel. Israeli Minister of Defense Dayan strikes first, and a surprise raid decimates Egypt's air force
When Communists launch a massive attack, General Westmoreland makes a difficult decision to move U.S. troops from "house to house, street to street," fighting the enemy up close.
Supported by Stalin, North Korean dictator Kim Sun launches an invasion into South Korea and quickly occupies the region. Ordered to take action, General MacArthur proposes a dangerous two-pronged attack.
Anxious to overturn George Washington's victories, Burgoyne comes up with a devious plan: Isolate New York, split the colonies, and divide the Revolution.
Liberated from exile, Napoleon raises an army and attacks Belgium in 1815. A master of the "divide and conquer" strategy, he plans to attack vital communication between English and Prussian armies.
Nazi armies sweep through the Soviet Union seeking oil reserves, but at Stalingrad, the Germans face brutal weather, starvation conditions, and a fiercely determined resistance.
Discover British General Sir Julian Byng's risky strategy to use tanks to storm Germany’s Hindenburg Line—considered an unbreakable barricade—on the battlefield at Cambrai during World War I.