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During the filming of Oliver Stone's Platoon at a location near Manila, actors Willhem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger pose after a key scene in the movie which later became a classic about the Vietnam War

The movie Platoon and its iconic poster have, alongside films like Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now, become the ultimate representation of Vietnam War movies.…

Daniel Abbott poses by a 26-foot-long Buffalo tank which has been extracted from the earth in Crowland, Lincolnshire, where it has been buried for 74 years since it was brought into the village to help during heavy floods in March 1947

A WWII armored vehicle has been uncovered near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, after spending 74 years buried underground. The vehicle is a WWII LVT-4 Buffalo, also known…

Army Sgt. (ret.) Allen Bodenlos, a Pearl Harbor survivor, salutes the Arizona memorial during a wreath laying ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The U.S. military has found itself in a tough situation regarding the identification of 85 sailors from the USS Arizona. In particular, the Defense POW/MIA…

People lined up for potatoes

Rationing is often thought of as a type of “starvation diet,” but did you know that wartime rationing not only changed the dietary habits of…

Sandwich Bay B-17 Flying Fortress wreckage

Local authorities in Kent, England, have been made aware that a WWII bomber crash site is vulnerable to looting, with evidence suggesting this may have…

A History Hit documentary has managed to “conclusively prove” that two wrecks at Poole Harbour, Dorset, are actually veterans of D-Day. The wrecks are in…

On May 10, 1855, Secretary of War Jefferson Davis personally wrote one of the most bizarre orders in American Army history. This order, addressed to…

Hideki Tojo (1884 - 1948), former Japanese general, premier and war minister from December 2nd, 1941 to July, 1944, takes the stand for the first time during the International Tribunal trials in Tokyo, Japan, 1947.

A university professor from Japan has unveiled declassified U.S. documents that hold the answer for the whereabouts of executed WWII Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo.…

1939: Finnish soldiers reading the news.

On the 30th of November 1939, hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops and thousands of tanks and aircraft flooded over the Finnish border. This was…

Mural in Springs, South Africa, depicting Job Maseko

A family and campaigners are pushing to get Job Maseko, a South African WW2 hero, the recognition he deserves for his extremely brave exploits during…

Italian-Canadian men at an internment camp

On the 27th of May, 2021, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a formal apology to Italian Canadians for their internment during WWII after Canada…

Tucked away in an Estonian forest, only a short distance away from a NATO-controlled airstrip, lies an eerie sight. Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery, the final resting…