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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 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…

Centerpiece of the National World War I Memorial to Be Delivered to Washington, DC

View of the area where "A Soldier's Journey" will be installed at the National World War I Memorial

Almost a decade in the making, the centerpiece of the National World War I Memorial is finally slated to arrive in Washington, DC. The 58-foot-long,…

USS Sachem (SP-192): ‘The Ghost Ship’ That Served in Both World Wars and Now Sits Abandoned in the Wilderness

Celt docked at port

There are many abandoned ships across the United States, but few have as storied a history as the USS Sachem (SP-192), which also went by…

‘They Were Expendable’ Actor Robert Montgomery Actually Served in the US Navy During World War II

USS Columbia (CL-56) at sea + Military portrait of Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery wasn’t just an influential figure in Vintage Hollywood, he was also a dedicated member of the US military. He put his acting career…

Operation Meetinghouse: The Devastating Firebombing of Tokyo During World War II

June Steele
Aerial view of Tokyo, Japan, following the firebombing of the city

It’s hard to imagine a worse attack on Japan during World War II than the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but there was. The…

Volunteers Requesting Help to Save World War II-Era Liberty Ship SS John W. Brown

SS John W. Brown docked at port

One of the last remaining operational World War II-era liberty ships is at risk of falling into disrepair and losing its certification from the US…

Battle of Palmdale: When a Runaway Unmanned Drone Wreaked Havoc In the Skies Over Southern California

Palm trees in the California desert + Two Northrop F-89D Scorpions in flight + Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat in flight

There have been many embarrassing moments in the history of the US Air Force, but none more so than when two Northrop F-89D Scorpion were…

The March on Rome and Benito Mussolini’s Quest to Turn Italy Into a Fascist Nation

June Steele
Benito Mussolini standing with members of the National Fascist Party (PNF)

The March on Rome was the start of great political and societal change within Italy. Led by Benito Mussolini, the march aimed to tear down…

Over 160 Years After Being Executed By the Confederates, Two Union Soldiers Receive the Medal of Honor

Portrait of Philip Shadrach + Portrait of George Wilson

The Great Locomotive Chase of April 1862 was among the most daring raids of the American Civil War. Led by James J. Andrews, a group…

John Ford Called Out John Wayne on Set for Not Serving in World War II

John Ford holding a microphone up to his mouth + John Wayne as LTJR. "Rusty" Ryan in 'They Were Expendable'

In the years following the Second World War, many films were released that detailed the dangers faced by both friend and foe. At the time,…

34 Miles of Tunnels Were Dug By the British Military Beneath the Rock of Gibraltar

View of the Rock of Gibraltar + People walking down a tunnel beneath the Rock of Gibraltar

A British territory north of Spain, Gibraltar is a beloved tourist destination that experiences naval dockyard actively by the British Royal Navy. Lesser known are…

INTERVIEW: William Sturkey Discusses His New Book About MoH Recipient and War Hero Roy Benavidez

Portrait of William Sturkey + Book cover for "The Ballad of Roy Benavidez: The Life and Times of America's Most Famous Hispanic War Hero"

Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez was the definition of a true American hero. Surviving “six hours of hell” in the jungle along…

William Goines: The First African-American US Navy SEAL Served Three Tours in Vietnam

The US Navy SEALs are among the most elite groups in the US military; only the best and toughest make it through the training. Among…

Amazon Prime Facing Backlash for Removing ‘Born To Kill’ From ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Movie Poster

Gloved hands on the vinyl record for 'Full Metal Jacket'

Amazon Prime is one of the world’s premiere streaming services, sharing a space at the top of the market with the likes of Netflix, Disney+…

Tököl Airbase Played a Major Role in Germany’s War Machine – That Is, Until the Soviets Took It Over

Exterior of a building at Tököl Airbase

Hungary’s history is marked by significant instability. During World War II, it fell under German occupation and, in the Cold War era, the Soviet Union…

‘The Commandant’s Shadow’ Documentary Tells Story of Auschwitz Director’s Son

Gate running along the boundary of Auschwitz and Rudolf Höss' house

The Academy Award-winning film The Zone of Interest was among the most talked about in 2023. Now, a documentary about the movie’s subject, Auschwitz commandant…

Calvin Graham: The 12-Year-Old Sailor Who Received the Bronze Star During the Guadalcanal Campaign

June Steele
USS South Dakota (BB-57) at sea + Military portrait of Calvin Graham

It wasn’t unusual for boys to lie about their age to enlist in World War II. Many tried to persuade recruiters they were old enough…

Two Dead Following Crash Involving World War II-Era Aircraft in California

Lockheed Model 12A Electra Junior in flight

Two individuals aboard a World War II-era Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior – better known as the L12 – died when the aircraft crashed shortly…

Facts About ‘Das Boot’ – The Most Realistic Submarine Movie Ever Released

Still from 'Das Boot'

If you ask history buffs to name a movie that best shows the realities of submarine warfare during World War II, the majority will say…

First Trailer Drops for Anthony Hopkins-Led Historical Series ‘Those About to Die’

Promotional still for 'Those About to Die'

Anthony Hopkins is arguably one of Hollywood’s most popular and talented actors, and he’s bringing his acting chops to a brand-new historical miniseries. Set in…

USS West Virginia (BB-48): The Battleship That Survived Pearl Harbor and Exacted Revenge on America’s Enemies

USS West Virginia (BB-48) anchored at Sagami Wan, Japan

The USS West Virginia (BB-48) was one of the many American battleships to see action in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. Miraculously…

The Capture of U-505 Helped America Crack the Kriegsmarine’s Ultra-Secretive Code

U-505 on display at a beach

The capture of U-505 by the US Navy was one of the most secretive events of the Second World War. While on patrol off the…

Don’t Call Him Maj. Bambi! Child Actor Donnie Dunagan Was the Youngest Drill Instructor in USMC History

Still from 'Bambi' + Donnie Dunagan wearing his US Marine Corps uniform

It’s not unusual to learn that your favorite celebrity once served their country, but what about learning that one of your comrades voiced one of…

Ukraine Claims Destruction of Sukhoi Su-57 Deep Within Russian Territory

Sukhoi Su-57 in flight

Ukraine has scored several hits within Russian territory, but few have been as major as the one recently announced on Telegram. Posting to its official…

Norwegian Farmer Finds 1,000-Year-Old Viking Sword in Field

Archaeologists looking at a Viking Age sword placed on a white tabletop

A Viking Age discovery has been made in southwestern Norway. Øyvind Tveitane Lovra was picking stones in a field with his sons when he came…

PHOTOS: The World War II-Era German Military Base That Was Occupied By the Soviets

Entrance to Forst Zinna + Sinks lined against a wall in a communal bathroom

In the forests of Germany, the Wehrmacht built numerous training areas and temporary living quarters for troops. Most of these structures have been demolished, as…

When Can We Expect Season Two of ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’ – What We Know

Promotional image for 'SAS: Rogue Heroes'

In 2022, BBC premiered SAS: Rogue Heroes (2022-present), a scripted series centered around the Special Air Service’s (SAS) efforts in North Africa. The final episode…

‘D-Day 80th Anniversary’ Documentary Dives Into Turning Point of World War II

Promotional art for 'D-Day 80th Anniversary'

A brand-new documentary examining the Allied landings on Normandy has been released. Directed by Bruce Vigar, D-Day 80th Anniversary explores the planning, execution and aftermath…

African-American Medic Who Saved Dozens of Lives on D-Day Posthumously Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

African-American soldiers mooring a barrage balloon near a building + Military portrait of Waverly Woodson + Distinguished Service Cross

An African-American medic who braved enemy fire to treat hundreds of Allied troops on D-Day is finally being recognized for his bravery. In the lead-up…

Bradford Freeman: The Easy Company Mortarman Who Fought His Way Through Occupied Europe

June Steele
Portrait of Bradford Freeman

Bradford C. Freeman, a mortarman who served in the famous 2nd Battalion, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, played a key role…

Facts About D-Day – The Amphibious Landings That Changed the Course of World War II

American troops riding in a Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP)

D-Day is famous for being a turning point in the fight against Germany during World War II. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops from several…

Veterans Who Served At Top-Secret ‘Area 52’ Claim Base Got Them Sick – But the US Government Refuses to Acknowledge Their Mission

Satellite image of Tonopah Test Range (TTR), better known as "Area 52"

Tonopah Test Range (TTR) – commonly known as “Area 52” – is a highly-restricted base that’s jointly run by the US Department of Energy and…

D-Day Movies Every Military History Buff Needs to Watch

June Steele
Still from 'The Longest Day' + Tom Hanks as Capt. John Miller in 'Saving Private Ryan' + Lee Marvin as Sergeant in 'The Big Red One'

D-Day – the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 – was one of the most dramatic moments of World War II. Over the…

Unexpected Revolutionary War-Era Discovery Made During Construction Work in Virginia

Buildings along a street in Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is one of the most notable outdoor museums dedicated to bringing the history of the American Revolution to modern-day society. They’ll further be…

Photos of Battery 223 – An Abandoned World War II Military Fortification in New Jersey

June Steele
View of Battery 223 at sunset

Visitors who’ve walked along the beach at Cape May Point State Park, in Lower Township, New Jersey, have likely encountered a reinforced concrete structure dating…

A Bankrupt Oskar Schindler Abandoned His Wife After World War II

Portrait of Emilie Schindler with a cat + Portrait of Oskar Schindler

Steven Spielberg‘s Schindler’s List (1993) centers around Oskar Schindler, a man who saved over 1,000 Jewish individuals during the Holocaust. While the film briefly mentions…

Royal Air Force Pilot Loses Life After Supermarine Spitfire Crashes Near RAF Coningsby

Supermarine Spitfire in flight

A Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot has died after the World War II-era Supermarine Spitfire he was manning crashed in a field near RAF Coningsby.…

EXCERPT: ‘Witty Manny’ – How a Man Drilled in Tyranny Became a Thriving Citizen of American Democracy

KMS Lützow at sea + Military portrait of Emanuel von König

The following is an excerpt from a 40,000-word manuscript written by Philippe Defechereux about Manny’s life, from growing up in an autocratic environment, to the…

INTERVIEW: Undersea Salvage Expert Curt Newport Talks About His Involvement in the Searches for Challenger and USS Indianapolis

Portrait of Curt Newport + Front cover of 'Ready to Dive: Five Decades of Adventure in the Abyss'

Curt Newport is an underwater salvage expert with decades of experiencing. Along with exploring the likes of the RMS Titanic, he was also involved in…

Frontline Heroines Who Refused to Take a Step Back During World War II

Portrait of Nancy Wake + Odette Sansom standing in her Special Operations Executive (SOE) uniform + Portrait of Joséphine Baker

There were several unsung heroes in World War II, many of them women. Coming from all walks of life, these brave individuals put their lives…

Clarence Sasser: The Medic Who Ran Through Enemy Fire and Disregarded His Own Injuries to Save His Comrades

US Army soldiers jumping into tall grass from a helicopter + Military portrait of Clarence Sasser

The Vietnam War was a decades-long conflict that saw millions of Americans shipped overseas to fight the Communist forces. Of those who served, over 200…

The 1969 Draft Lottery Fueled Anti-War Sentiments In the United States During the Vietnam War

Men standing on stage with a jar filled with blue capsules and a large board

Conscription is nothing new when it comes to military service in the United States. It dates back to the American Revolution, and was most notably…

Official Trailer Released for Kelsey Grammer WWII-Era Movie, ‘Murder Company’

Kelsey Grammer sitting on the set of 'Today'

In the lead-up to the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings on D-Day, the official trailer has dropped for a new World War II-era film…

Organizers Looking Forward to 80th Anniversary of Guernsey’s Liberation Next Year

Camouflage-colored naval gun in an emplacement

The tiny Channel Island of Guernsey holds the record of being the most fortified place along the German military’s Atlantic Wall. Turning it into a…

Orlando Bloom Reveals His Role in ‘Troy’ Went ‘Against Everything I Felt In My Being’

Orlando Bloom as Paris, Prince of Troy in 'Troy'

Orlando Bloom has spoken out about his role in the 2004 historical epic, Troy. The actor, who starred alongside Brad Pitt and Eric Bana in…

24 Photos That Show the Remnants of World War I-Era Trenches Across Europe

World War I-era trench running along a path + White cross positioned near a World War I-era trench

World War I forever changed the European landscape, in terms of the loss of human life and the scars left behind in the earth via…

The Battle of the Atlantic Was a Never-Ending Fight for Control of the High Seas

June Steele
Gunner standing on the deck of a destroyer at sea

The Battle of the Atlantic stretched across the entirety of the Second World War, from 1939-45. The monumental engagement was about more than just naval…

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Experiences During the Battle of the Somme Influenced ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Shell exploding on the battle field + Still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'

J.R.R. Tolkien is renowned for crafting the legendary high-fantasy tales of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Before earning fame as an author,…

Pacific Wrecks Team Locates What They Believe to Be Richard Bong’s Missing P-38 ‘Marge’

Richard Bong standing with his Lockheed P-38 Lightning 'Marge'

Update – 05/24/2024: The joint-organization team involved in the search for US Army Air Forces (USAAF) pilot Richard Bong’s missing Lockheed P-38 Lightning Marge has…

Hedy Lamarr Helped Develop the Technology Behind Wi-Fi – All the Way Back in World War II

June Steele
Portrait of Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr is often celebrated for her captivating performances on the silver screen during Hollywood’s illustrious Golden Age, but behind her luminous facade was a…

Five Skeletons Discovered Buried Beneath the Wolf’s Lair in Poland

Exterior of what remains of the Wolfsschanze, also known as the Wolf's Lair

Five human skeletons have been unearthed at the Wolfsschanze – “Wolf’s Lair,” in English – in Poland. The human remains, found without their hands and…

Neville Brand Received the Silver Star for Single-Handedly Taking on Enemy Troops Armed With Machine Guns

Neville Brand and John Wayne as Lightfoot and J.D. Cahill in 'Cahill U.S. Marshal' + Portrait of Neville Brand

When looking back at the stars who dominated the silver screen during the 1950s and ’60s, you’ll find that the majority served in some capacity…

Ceremony Held in Dorset to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Exercise Tiger

Crowd standing around the US D-Day Memorial in Victoria Gardens

A commemoration event to mark the 80th anniversary of Exercise Tiger took place on the afternoon of Friday, April 26, 2024, at Portland in Dorset,…

French Cavalrymen Captured the Dutch Fleet in One of the Weirdest ‘Battles’ in Military History

AI rendering of French cavalrymen on horseback crossing the ice toward a fleet of Dutch warships

There have been many strange occurrences throughout military history, but none were as unusual as the Battle of Texel. Taking place in the waters off…

Jimmy Buffett Anonymously Donated Two WWII-Era Aircraft to a Museum Before His Death

Jimmy Buffett standing in aviation gear

Jimmy Buffett’s passing on September 1, 2023 was a shock to music fans across the world. The “Margaritaville” singer’s death was attributed to an aggressive…

Operation Market Garden Led to a Decades-Long Treasure Hunt That’s Still Ongoing

Close-up of the map detailing the possible location of the hidden treasure

In 2023, the Dutch National Archives unveiled a collection of documents that had previously been classified as “confidential,” as per the customary 75-year term. Among…

Princess Mary Crowdfunded Personalized Gifts for Soldiers Serving On the Western Front

Princess Mary Gift Fund box open, with its contents showing + Portrait of Princess Mary in military uniform

During World War I, then-17-year-old Princess Mary began a mission to bring a glimmer of hope and joy to those fighting on the Western Front.…

The Japanese Bolt-Action Arisaka Type 99 Rifle Saw Extensive Use In the Pacific Theater

Soldier aiming an Arisaka Type 99 rifle

The Arisaka Type 99 rifle was a significant evolution in the realm of military armaments. Born out of necessity in the 1930s, its development reflected…

Germany Hoped to Weaponize the Occult to Win the Second World War

Paul Freeman, Wolf Kahler and Ronald Lacey as Dr. René Belloq, Col. Dietrich and Maj. Arnold Toht in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Germany thought up several strategies to increase its chances of winning World War II, including the breeding of potato bugs to decimate enemy crops and…

The Battle of France Saw a European Power Fall in Just Six Weeks

German soldiers driving tanks down a dirt road

One campaign changed the direction of the Second World War: the Battle of France. The period leading up to the engagement was known as the…

Shiro Ishii and the Dark Legacy of Japan’s Unit 731

Aerial view of the Unit 731 complex + Military portrait of Shiro Ishii

Japanese physician Shiro Ishii presided over a series of abhorrent medical experiments that stand as some of the most egregious atrocities in modern history. Ranging…

Kaiser Wilhem and Tsar Nicholas II Tried (and Failed) to Avert World War I

Tsar Nicholas II and Kaiser Wilhelm standing together on a ship

The First World War, commonly referred to as the Great War, was an era characterized by profound upheaval, wherein major global powers engaged in intense…

The Dear John Letter Was a Symbol of Heartbreak Amid the Terrors of War

British soldier reading a letter outside

When its comes to wartime communications, few carry the weight of the infamous Dear John letter. Originating during World War II, these correspondences have become…

20 Photos That Show the Remnants of World War I Scattered Across Europe

British soldiers running along a trench

The scars of the Great War, which raged from 1914-18, remain visible in Europe more than 100 years after the fighting stopped. The conflict left…

Ending the Deadliest Conflict in Human History: Why Did Japan Surrender in World War II?

Allied and Japanese military personnel standing on the deck of the USS Missouri (BB-63)

The Japanese surrender in World War II brought to a close one of the darkest and deadliest chapters in human history. While the Germans waved…

Upcoming ‘Armour & Embarkation’ Event to Mark 80th Anniversary of D-Day Landings

World War II-era vehicles driving down a street in the middle of a town

A recreation of the movements of the American and British forces is scheduled to take place in the county of Dorset in Southern England to…

Mauthausen Was One of the Most Notorious Concentration Camps Operated By the German Regime

Russian prisoners of war (POWs) hauling earth in a large trench

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Austria, the remnants of Mauthausen concentration camp are a somber testament to one of the darkest chapters of the…

Memorial Erected In Honor of American Troops Who Died In D-Day Rehearsal Exercise

Crowd gathered around the Exercise Tiger memorial

Nearly 80 years after the disastrous rehearsal for the D-Day landings, a memorial has been erected in honor of the 110 American servicemen who perished…

Battle of Tarawa Lessons: How the Battle of Tarawa Led to the Creation of US Navy SEALs

US Marines gathered around a fortified wall

Between November 20-23, 1943, 35,000 American troops secured Betio island, part of Tarawa Atoll. This was an impressive feat, as the Japanese had anticipated it…

Last Surviving Crew Member of the USS Arizona (BB-39) Dead At 102

Lou Conter standing in front of the Arizona Remembrance Wall

The last survivor of the sinking of the USS Arizona (BB-39) on December 7, 1941, has died. Lou Conter, 102, was a US Navy sailor…

‘Female Schindler’ Diana Budisavljević Saved 7,700 Children During World War II

Portrait of Diana Budisavljecić

Throughout the Second World War, several individuals risked their lives to save those being persecuted by the German regime. The most notable names are Oskar…

Ukraine Strikes Landing Ship Stolen By Russia During 2014 Annexation of Crimea

Konstantin Olshansky at sea

Ukraine is celebrating a minor victory after the country’s military struck several Russian Navy vessels in a recent attack. Among the ships to suffer damage…

The History Behind America’s Iconic ‘Uncle Sam, I Want You’ Recruitment Poster

June Steele
Image of Uncle Sam painted on a brick wall

The iconic phrase, “Uncle Sam, I Want You,” has become a part of American culture, symbolizing a call to duty and patriotism. This iconic image,…

MoH Recipient John Basilone Ran Headfirst Into Enemy Fire to Defeat the Japanese on Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima

John Basilone standing in his US Marine Corps uniform + Aerial view of Henderson Field

There are few people in American history who are held in such high esteem as US Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone. A Medal of…

INTERVIEW: Dr. Marshall Poe on the Mỹ Lai Massacre and Its Impact on Vietnam-Era America

Aerial view of Mỹ Lai, with smoke rising into the air

The Mỹ Lai Massacre has been dubbed “the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War,” with hundreds of civilians slaughtered by American troops. It’s an…

15-Year-Old Whose Heroics Helped Shorten World War II Honored By Hometown

HMS Petard (G56) at sea + George Medal

The 15-year-old NAAFI canteen assistant whose heroics at sea helped shorten the Second World War has been honored by his hometown. Thomas “Tommy” Brown helped…

British Cargo Ship Torpedoed By German U-boat Found Off the Coast of Northern Ireland

Sonar image of the wreck of the SS Hartdale + Two crewmen standing atop the SM U-27 at sea

A British cargo ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during the First World War has been located off the coast of Northern Ireland.…

Tom Hanks to Host World War II Docuseries for History Channel

Tom Hanks standing on a red carpet

It’s no secret Tom Hanks enjoys bringing the events of the Second World War to the big and small screens – just look at Saving…

Bronze Age Sites – Including ‘Lost’ Tombs – Discovered On British Overseas Military Base

General view of the Tomb of the Kings on a sunny day

The University of Leicester has announced that over 50 archaeological sites possibly dating back to the Bronze Age have been unearthed at a British military…

The B-17 Flying Fortress Saw Use As An Airliner?! 12 Facts About the Iconic American Heavy Bomber

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in flight

When asked what they think the most iconic Allied bomber of the Second World War was, the majority of historians and aircraft enthusiasts will likely…

America’s Newest National Park is a WWII-Era Japanese-American Incarceration Camp in Colorado

Aerial view of the barracks at the Granada Relocation Center

The National Park Service has announced the United States has a new national park. Officially known as the Amache National Historic Site, the location, near…

Wreckage of WWII-Era Douglas SBD Dauntless Discovered In Pacific 80 Years After It Went Missing

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless in flight

In the jungle of Papua New Guinea, a relic from the Second World War has been discovered. The artifact, a downed Douglas SBD Dauntless, went…

Apple TV+ Releasing ‘The Bloody Hundredth’ Documentary, Narrated By Tom Hanks

Promotional image for 'The Bloody Hundredth'

Apple TV+ has revealed it’ll be premiering a documentary about the 100th Bombardment Group and its famous airmen. Titled The Bloody Hundredth and narrated by…

Unexploded World War II-Era Bomb Found In British Woman’s Garden

Military vehicle parked in the middle of a street

Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate after a father working in his daughter’s garden in Plymouth uncovered a bomb dating back to World War…

Battle of Moscow: A Critical Turning Point In the Fight Along the Eastern Front

June Steele
Three Red Army soldiers manning an anti-aircraft gun

When we delve into the defining moments of the Second World War, the Battle of Moscow stands out as a turning point that showcased the…

The Tragic Last Stand of the HMS Hood Against Germany’s Prized Battleship Bismarck

HMS Hood (51) at sea, with another ship in the distance

The HMS Hood (51), nicknamed the “Mighty Hood,” was the pride of the British Royal Navy, embodying the pinnacle of warship design in the early…

Upcoming WWII-Era Horror Film Loosely Based On Loss of Australian Corvette HMAS Armidale

AI rendering of a great white shark swimming beneath Australian soldiers in a life raft

Shark films are a staple of the horror genre and one Australian filmmaker is looking to meld this style of film with the war genre.…

Artifact Recovered from American Destroyer Sunk By the Germans During World War I

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) at sea + Rusty ship bell placed on a wooden deck

Over a century after the USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) was sunk by a German U-boat off the British coast, a bell has been recovered from…

Chuck Mawhinney: The Legendary USMC Sniper Who Hit 16 Enemy in 30 Seconds on a Pitch-Black Night

Damian Lucjan
AI rendering of Chuck Mawhinney aiming his sniper rifle

In the realm of extraordinary military feats, several service members gain recognition, receiving public praise and awards – some even become the subjects of books…

New Trailer Release for Kate Winslet’s Upcoming World War II Film ‘Lee’

Kate Winslet as Elizabeth "Lee" Miller in 'Lee'

A brand new trailer for Kate Winslet’s upcoming World War II-era drama, Lee, has been released. Based on the life of famed war correspondent Elizabeth…

Paddy Mayne Executed Some of the Most Daring Raids Against Enemy Strongholds During World War II

June Steele
Paddy Mayne standing in his military uniform

Paddy Mayne, a figure of both controversy and admiration, stands out for his contributions throughout the Second World War. His leadership in the Special Air…

New Trailer Released for Upcoming ANZAC Movie ‘Before Dawn’

Still from 'Before Dawn'

The efforts of soldiers from Australia and New Zealand during the First World War can not be understated, with them engaging in major and prolonged…