In late 1917, an American soldier risked government censors’ wrath to smuggle home a letter about dodging German submarines while aboard a troopship headed for war
Pilots involved in the mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto reported seeing Hine’s left engine smoking, but no one saw him go down.
Hundreds of American fliers ended up stranded in Siberia—creating a conundrum for the Soviets, who were not at war with nearby Japan.
During its heyday, blockade running was a systematic and, for many, a lucrative operation run by a cartel of industrious merchant princes
The Kent State shootings reconsidered
“Perhaps the Chinese are all fatalists," said Kurt Chew-Een Lee. "I never expected to survive the war. So I was adamant that my death be honorable, be spectacular"
Wilson's war was almost over and women's suffrage was near, but there was a pandemic and the country was polarized over Prohibition
Despite intense suffering, the former president faced death with courage and strength of character