In 1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Britain’s poorest, most dismal African colony, and what he saw there fired him with a fervor that helped found the United Nations
Desperate improvisations in the face of imminent disaster saw us through the early years of the fight. They also gave us the war’s greatest movie.
The American army that beat Hitler was thoroughly professional, but it didn’t start out that way. North Africa was where it learned the hard lessons—none harder than the disaster at Kasserine. This was the campaign that taught us how to fight a war.
A veteran news correspondent recalls his days as a spotter plane pilot
The United States remained officially neutral, but many Americans fought alongside both opposing armies and several became legendary heroes
OR HOW THE BOY SCOUTS CAME TO AMERICA
A Welsh waif adopted a new country and a new name and then became—thanks to a New York newspaper—the most famous African explorer of his time
For some men the only solution to the dilemma of blacks and whites together was for the blacks to go back where they came from