MSN Slideshow | War History

Japan Turned to Kamikaze Frogmen to Defend Against a Potential Allied Invasion

Aircraft at the bottom of the seafloor + Japanese kamikaze pilot tying a bandana around his head

In the final stages of the Second World War, both the Allied and Axis powers turned to more extravagant plans in an attempt to bring…

Flying ‘the Hump’ Required Allied Pilots to Fly Over the Himalayas in Terrible Conditions

Curtiss C-46 Commando flying over the Himalayas

During the Second World War, the Allied forces in the China Burma India (CBI) Theater faced a formidable logistical challenge in supplying troops and equipment…

We Asked AI To Reimagine Our Favorite War Movies – This Is What Happened

Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in 'Top Gun' + AI image of Matthew Modine as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in 'Top Gun'

While it’s difficult to imagine our favorite military and war films in a way other than how they were initially released, the casting process is…

Facts About ‘The Great Escape’ – Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough Didn’t Get Along!

Steve McQueen as Capt. Virgil "The Cooler King" Hilts in 'The Great Escape'

The Great Escape (1963) is one of the best war films ever released – that’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Starring Steve McQueen, Richard…

Adolf Galland: The Luftwaffe Air Ace Who Survived Being Shot Down Four Times

June Steele
Messerschmitt Bf 109 in flight + Military portrait of Adolf Galland

Adolf Galland is often remembered as one of the most distinguished fighter aces of the Second World War. His remarkable career with the Luftwaffe saw…

Mel Brooks: The Famed Jewish Comedian Who Fought the Germans In Europe

Mel Brooks sitting on a couch

Mel Brooks is arguably one of the most recognizable faces in the realm of comedy. With a career spanning decades, he’s the brains behind some…

From Wartime Necessity to Chocoholic Revolution: Hershey’s World War II-Era Tropical Bar

June Steele
US Marines coming ashore from landing craft + Hershey's Tropical Bar

As the Second World War raged on, the United States faced a myriad of challenges, one of which was ensuring troops remained well-fed and supplied…

The Evolution of Guédelon Castle – A 13th-Century Castle In the Modern Era

Clare Fitzgerald
Exterior of Guédelon Castle

In east-central France, just a two-hour drive south of Paris, a structure is being built that’s unlike any other. Guédelon Castle is, as its name…

One of the Principal Designers for the B-2 Spirit Got Himself Incarcerated At a Supermax Prison

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit in flight

The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is an American heavy strategic bomber featuring low-observable stealth technology, allowing it to penetrate and attack undetected deep within enemy…

Lee Marvin: The Hollywood ‘Tough Guy’ Who Earned His Stripes In the Pacific Theater

Lee Marvin as the Sergeant in 'The Big Red One'

Lee Marvin was a mainstay of cinema and television throughout the 1950s and ’60s. Known for his portrayal of villains and tough guys, he was…

‘U-571’ Is So Inaccurate That It Sparked An Official Debate In British Parliament

Damian Lucjan
Still from 'U-571'

Imagine: it’s 2000 and you’re sitting on your couch, popcorn in hand, waiting for the newest American war production to appear on your screen. The…

Seven American Soldiers Have Defected to North Korea Since the Korean War

Rosemary Giles
North Korean soldiers standing in front of the Military Demarcation Line between North and South Korea

Since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, seven Americans have made the unprecedented decision to defect to North Korea. These men weren’t any ordinary…