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‘The Hurt Locker’ Was a Box Office Flop, Despite Being a Critically-Acclaimed Film

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Jeremy Renner as Sgt. First Class William James in 'The Hurt Locker'

Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker (2008) saw Jeremy Renner portray a character serving in the Iraq War. While the film did poorly upon its debut in…

Charity Allows War Veterans to Unearth the Secrets of the Battle of Waterloo

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Painting of the Battle of Waterloo

While scientific digs are typically conducted by the likes of archaeologists and palaeontologists, there’s a war charity that actively looks to get military veterans involved.…

Remains of German U-boat SM UC-55 Identified Off the Coast of the Shetland Islands

SM UC-42 at sea

A team of divers have confirmed the identity of the wreck of a World War I-era German U-boat sunk off the coast of the Shetland…

US Marine Taking a Break During the Battle of Saipan

Pfc. Raymond Hubert sitting on a naval shell while emptying sand from his boot

The Battle of Saipan, fought between June 15 to July 9, 1944, was a significant turning point in the Pacific Theater. As part of the…

Trailer Released for ‘One Life,’ Starring Anthony Hopkins as ‘British Oskar Schindler’

Anthony Hopkins as Nicholas Winton in 'One Life'

A number of individuals went above and beyond to save as many lives as possible during the Second World War. One of them was Sir…

Nakano Takeko: The Fearsome Female Warrior Who Was One of the Last Samurai

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Statue of Nakano Takeko

In the annals of Japanese history, few figures stand as tall as Nakano Takeko, a remarkable woman who defied societal norms to become a fearsome…

Celebrations Erupted After Paris Was Liberated By the Allies Toward the End of World War II

Soldiers marching down the streets of Paris while waving an American flag

The liberation of Paris during World War II stands as one of the most significant moments in France’s history. Its liberation was a turning point…

Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner Civil War-Era Spy Series Given Green Light Amid SAG-AFTRA Strike

Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner as Robin Hood and Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bakir in 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves'

While many Hollywood projects have been paused by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and writers strikes, a series under the helm of actors Kevin Costner and Morgan…

Russia Allegedly Develops ‘Hibernating’ Drones That Can ‘Sleep’ for Weeks Before Attacking

Ukrainian military officials standing with Russian drones

After two years of working alongside the Russian Ministry of Defence, a tech firm has reportedly developed a drone – known as the “Joker FPV”…

The Devastating Use of Agent Orange By the United States In Vietnam

Four Fairchild C-123 Providers spraying Agent Orange over a Vietnamese jungle

The Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial chapters of modern history. Among its many devastating consequences, the use of chemical warfare, particularly Agent…

Mass Piles of Shoes Represent the Number of Jewish Dead at Auschwitz

Piles of shoes on display at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum

The Holocaust stands as one of the darkest chapters in human history, with six million Jews perishing during the Second World War. Beyond this staggering…

Staff Sergeant Gail Kerns Was Held As a POW By the North Vietnamese for Four Years

Two nurses standing around Gail Kerns as he kisses the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

As with all conflicts, prisoners of war (POW) were commonplace during the Vietnam War. It’s estimated that around 2,500 Americans were either missing in action…