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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…

‘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…

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…

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…

Soviet Citizens of All Ages Helped the Red Army Defend Against the Siege of Leningrad – Including Children

Two children assembling submachine guns at a table

The Siege of Leningrad, a devastating 872-day blockade of the Soviet city by the Germans during World War II, remains a horrific part of the…

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 Mechanized Nature of Warfare In WWI Forced the French Cavalry to Adapt Their Fighting Style

French cavalrymen positioned at the top of a hill

World War I witnessed the advent of mechanized warfare, with tanks, artillery and machine guns redefining the nature of combat. Amid this modernization, the role…

The Extreme Measures the Germans Used to Effectively Execute Their Blitzkrieg Tactics

German infantrymen making an advance + Capsule of Pervitin tablets

Blitzkrieg – “lightning war” – was a German military strategy employed during the Second World War. The tactic was refined by the Wehrmacht, and played…

Portable Surgical Hospitals Were Among the Most Important Medical Advancements of World War II

Surgeon and other medical personnel operating in a portable surgical hospital

The Second World War brought about devastation and human suffering on a global scale. As the conflict escalated, the need for rapid and efficient medical…