Alvin York - soldado mais condecorado da Primeira Guerra Mundial, muito bem interpretado por Gary Cooper em Sargento York (o filme).
On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."
A fatal day for Germany: Ovation for Hitler after declaring war on America, Dec 11th 1941
World War I Double Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Louis Cukela was born on May1, 1888. One of only 19 United States servicemen to be awarded two Medals of Honor. Served during World War I in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant in the 66th Company, 5th Marine Regiment. He was awarded two Medals of Honor - one from the Army and one from the Navy - for his bravery near
On the way to Verdun. "They shall not pass" is a phrase typically associated with the defense of Verdun.
Carl Maxie Brashear (January 19, 1931 – July 25, 2006) was the 1st African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb 25, 1948, shortly after the Navy had been desegregated by President Truman. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School 1954-1st African-American to attend & graduate.
Army Combat Engineer Metal Sign
Josef Rudolf Mengele, known as the Angel of Death, was a German SS officer and a physician in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Wounded British and Belgium soldiers retreating from Mons during World War I. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
"Aristides de Sousa Mendes was Portugal’s consul-general in Bordeaux, France, in May of 1940. He was torn by the plight of Jewish families gathered outside his consulate hoping for safe transit visas that would take them to neutral Portugal. He handed out hundreds until his government expressly demanded he stop. “I choose to stand with God against man than with man against God,” he declared, defiantly handing out thousands more visas. For his efforts, he was stripped of his diplomatic…