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During the filming of Oliver Stone's Platoon at a location near Manila, actors Willhem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger pose after a key scene in the movie which later became a classic about the Vietnam War

The movie Platoon and its iconic poster have, alongside films like Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now, become the ultimate representation of Vietnam War movies.…

Daniel Abbott poses by a 26-foot-long Buffalo tank which has been extracted from the earth in Crowland, Lincolnshire, where it has been buried for 74 years since it was brought into the village to help during heavy floods in March 1947

A WWII armored vehicle has been uncovered near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, after spending 74 years buried underground. The vehicle is a WWII LVT-4 Buffalo, also known…

Army Sgt. (ret.) Allen Bodenlos, a Pearl Harbor survivor, salutes the Arizona memorial during a wreath laying ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The U.S. military has found itself in a tough situation regarding the identification of 85 sailors from the USS Arizona. In particular, the Defense POW/MIA…

People lined up for potatoes

Rationing is often thought of as a type of “starvation diet,” but did you know that wartime rationing not only changed the dietary habits of…

Sandwich Bay B-17 Flying Fortress wreckage

Local authorities in Kent, England, have been made aware that a WWII bomber crash site is vulnerable to looting, with evidence suggesting this may have…

A History Hit documentary has managed to “conclusively prove” that two wrecks at Poole Harbour, Dorset, are actually veterans of D-Day. The wrecks are in…

On May 10, 1855, Secretary of War Jefferson Davis personally wrote one of the most bizarre orders in American Army history. This order, addressed to…

1939: Finnish soldiers reading the news.

On the 30th of November 1939, hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops and thousands of tanks and aircraft flooded over the Finnish border. This was…

Mural in Springs, South Africa, depicting Job Maseko

A family and campaigners are pushing to get Job Maseko, a South African WW2 hero, the recognition he deserves for his extremely brave exploits during…

Explosion at Midway + a U.S. Navy boat at Midway

The Battle of Midway was an integral part of America’s war in the Pacific Ocean. The battle resulted in extensive damage to the Japanese fleet,…

Painting of the Habakkuk

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest-running campaign of WWII. The Germans had seized control of the mid-Atlantic, using U-boats to sink merchant and…

Tucked away in an Estonian forest, only a short distance away from a NATO-controlled airstrip, lies an eerie sight. Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery, the final resting…