MSN Slideshow | War History

The WWII-Era Heroics of the Real-Life Monuments Men

Still from 'The Monuments Men'

During World War II, a group of unlikely heroes emerged who were dedicated to preserving the world’s cultural heritage. Known as the “Monuments Men,” this…

Ned Kelly: The Australian Outlaw Who Wore a Suit of Armor During His Last Shootout With Police

Ryan McLachlan
Heath Ledger as Ned Kelly in 'Ned Kelly'

Edward “Ned” Kelly was an infamous Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. He’s best known for wearing a bulletproof suit of armor…

Witold Pilecki Risked His Life for the Polish Resistance By Voluntarily Being Imprisoned At Auschwitz

Two portraits of Witold Pilecki dressed in his Auschwitz prisoner uniform

Witold Pilecki was among the many unsung heroes of the Second World War, and his incredible courage and determination left an indelible mark on history.…

Photos That Showcase the Morale-Boosting Drag Performances of WWII

Kenneth More and Laurence Olivier dressed as women

There was certainly no shortage of soldier shows during World War II. On the frontlines, where many of these took place, a lack of women…

Pilots Were Meant to Fly the Gloster Meteor F8 WK935 While Lying Down

Gloster Meteor F8 WK935 on display outside

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies’ only jet-powered aircraft to engage in combat during World War II. Following the…

Dale Dye Ensured These Military Movies Were As Authentic As Possible

Dale Dye on the set of 'Alexander'

Dale Dye is a US Marine Corps veteran who valiantly served his country during the Vietnam War. Upon his return to the United States, he…

Mata Hari: The Dutch Exotic Dancer Accused By the French of Being a Double Agent

Portrait of Mata Hari

Legendary exotic dancer Mata Hari was much more than meets the eye. With her captivating beauty, alluring performances and alleged involvement in espionage during the…

Pancho Villa: The Mexican Revolutionary Who Evaded US Capture For Nearly 11 Months

Rosemary Giles
Francisco "Pancho" Villa and other Mexican revolutionaries on horseback

Pancho Villa was easily one of the most beloved leaders of the Mexican Revolution. Born into a humble sharecropping family, he rose from poverty to…

‘Piper Bill’ Millin Played British Commandos from Sword Beach to Pegasus Bridge

Flags flying around a statue of Bill Millin

Among the heroes to emerge on D-Day was one man known not for his ferocious fighting, but for his astounding ability to play music through…

Check Out These Movies If You Liked ‘Oppenheimer’

Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in 'Oppenheimer'

After months of hype, Oppenheimer (2023) was released in theaters on July 21, 2023. The World War II-era film covered the development of the atomic…

5,000 War Dogs Served in Vietnam and Almost All of Them Were Left Behind

Frank Spano kneeling alongside his German Shepherd, Lobo

Among the many valiant actors of the Vietnam War were war dogs, courageous canines who played an indispensable role in the conflict. Trained as sentry,…

The Most Damaging Spy In US History Was An Unassuming Accountant – Elusive For 22 Years!

Damian Lucjan
Robert Hanssen's mugshots

In the annals of American history, there existed a man whose treacherous actions shook the very foundations of national security. Robert Hanssen, an unassuming accountant…