MSN Slideshow | War History

US Navy SEAL Solomon Atkinson Embodied the Spirit of Dedicated Military Service

Portrait of Solomon Atkinson + Solomon Atkinson sitting in a chair

There have been an innumerable amount of US Navy SEALs who’ve served since the 1960s, but few have earned themselves the reputation of Solomon Atkinson.…

Glen Doherty: The CIA Contractor and Retired US Navy SEAL Who Bravely Faced Militants In Benghazi

Clare Fitzgerald
Glen Doherty fishing with another man

On the evening of September 11, 2012, militants launched an attack on the State Department’s mission facility in Benghazi, Libya. The ensuing firefight, which also…

The Fatal Collision Between the USS Greeneville (SSN-772) and the Japanese Ship Ehime Maru

US Coast Guard personnel pulling Japanese crewmen aboard a vessel

On February 9, 2001, approximately nine nautical miles south of Oahu, Hawaii, the USS Greeneville (SSN-772) was involved in a collision with Ehime Maru, a…

MoH Recipient Larry Taylor Disregarded a Direct Order and Saved a Four-Man Reconnaissance Team

Joe Biden placing the Medal of Honor around Larry Taylor's neck

The Medal of Honor has been handed out to just over 3,500 servicemen since its inception during the American Civil War. It’s a symbol of…

What Happened to the Members of Easy Company After World War II?

Still from 'Band of Brothers'

The members of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division are among the most famous American service members of the Second…

North American B-25 Mitchell: The Most Produced American Medium Bomber of World War II

North American B-25 Mitchell in flight

The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engine medium bomber that saw service throughout the Second World War. Flying in all theaters of the…

History of Malbork Castle: From the Teutonic Knights to the Second World War

Samantha Franco
Exterior of Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle has a long and rich history that makes it deserving of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 13th-century castle is…

The Movies That Made Kirk Douglas One of the War Genre’s Best

Ryan McLachlan
Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax in 'Paths of Glory'

Kirk Douglas was a Hollywood legend, with many of his movies about war and military-related topics. He began his career in 1946 after serving with…

Zone Rouge: The WWI-Era Battlefields That Are Still Dangerous Over 100 Years Later

Craters and trees scattered across the battlefield in Verdun

Zone Rouge – or the “Red Zone” – is a chain of former battlefields across northeastern France that the government has cordoned off due to…

Michael Caine Became a Staple of the War Movie Genre With These Releases

Ryan McLachlan
Michael Caine as Lt. Gonville Bromhead in 'Zulu' + Michael Caine as Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur in 'A Bridge Too Far'

Sir Michael Caine is a legend of the silver screen, with many of his appearances being in war- and military-related movies. He began acting in…

The True Story Behind the Netflix Film, ‘The Forgotten Battle’

Still from 'The Forgotten Battle'

The Forgotten Battle (202) captivated audiences with its gripping portrayal of a lesser-known chapter of the Second World War. Set in the Netherlands during the…

Tom Hanks Fired An Actor from ‘Band of Brothers’ Because He Had ‘Dead Eyes’

Clare Fitzgerald
Still from 'Band of Brothers' + Tom Hanks wearing a suit + Connor Ratliff speaking into a microphone

Band of Brothers (2001) is one of the best miniseries ever released. Depicting the World War II-era service of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,…