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Upcoming ‘House of Ashur’ Series Brings Back ‘Spartacus’ Universe After Decade-Long Hiatus

Nick Tarabay as Ashur in 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'

The popular Starz series Spartacus is returning after an 11-year hiatus. The 10-episode spinoff, titled Spartacus: House of Ashur, widens the scope of the Spartacus…

Site of Historic Clash Between Spartacus and the Roman Republic Discovered in Italy

Remnants of a stone wall covered in moss, running along the forest floor

A team of archaeologists working in Italy have uncovered the site where famed gladiator Spartacus and his followers clashed with soldiers serving the Roman Republic.…

Brendan Fraser to Portray Dwight D. Eisenhower in Upcoming Movie About D-Day Landings

Troops on Omaha Beach, with ships and barrage balloons stationed off the coast + Portrait of Brendan Fraser + Military portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Brendan Fraser has experienced a renaissance (or, should we say, a Brennaissance) since his Oscar-winning role in 2022’s The Whale. It appears he’s continuing to…

The Stories Behind the Most Iconic World War II Propaganda Posters

US Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima + Illustration of Rosie the Riveter + Illustration of Uncle Sam

Everyone is familiar with World War II-era propaganda posters. Often colorful, with phrases written to tug at citizens’ patriotism, they aimed to convince everyone, service…

US Navy Exonerates Black Sailors Court-Martialed in 1944 Port Chicago Disaster

The US Navy has officially exonerated 258 Black sailors in relation to courts-martial imposed following the deadly Port Chicago Disaster in July 1944. Eighty years…

German U-boats Managed to Sink 397 Allied Vessels in Torpedo Junction in Just Six Months

SS Pennsylvania Sun shrouded in smoke at sea

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest engagement of the Second World War, with the Kriegsmarine reigning supreme in the ocean for much of…

Mickey Rooney Received the Bronze Star for Entertaining Troops on the Frontlines

Mickey Rooney sitting with American troops

Mickey Rooney was one of the most celebrated actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Known for his work with fellow child star Judy Garland…

There Are Three U-boats Entombed Beneath a Parking Lot in Germany’s Second-Largest City

U-3008 at sea

While it’s not unheard of for wartime sea vessels to be located beneath the earth, it is rare. The most notable instance of this was…

She Was Adopted in the Chaos of the Post-War Era – Over Seven Decades Later, She Discovered a Brother She Didn’t Know Existed

Elana Milman and Juliusz Gorzkoś hugging in a parking garage

Families were frequently split up during the Second World War, never knowing if they’d be reunited. While attempts were made by survivors to locate their…

The Most Iconic Cargo Aircraft in Military History

Lockheed C-130E Hercules in flight + Douglas C-47 Skytrain in flight

When discussing military aircraft, much of the conversation centers around fighters and bombers. However, there’s a category that is deserving of more recognition: military cargo…

The 309th Maintenance and Regeneration Group Manages the Largest Aircraft Boneyard in the World

Aerial view of Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses parked in a field

Military enthusiasts and aviation fans alike often marvel at aircraft boneyards, and the largest one in the world is located in the southwestern United States.…

The Wreck of the RMS Titanic Was Found During a Top-Secret Military Operation

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) shining lights on the wreck of the RMS Titanic

The sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912 was one of the most tragic maritime disasters in history. As such, the discovery of the…