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From Barracks to Ballgowns: Drag Performances Helped Boost Morale in World War II

Polish airman dressed in drag while other aviators stand around him

Ask any commander of the Second World War and they’ll agree it was incredibly important to keep up troop morale. This was accomplished in many…

Majority of Lawsuit Aimed At Stopping the Melting Down of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee Statue Dismissed

Robert E. Lee statue being lifted into the air

A civil lawsuit aimed at stopping a Charlottesville museum from melting down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has suffered another hit in…

The Most Damaging Spy In US History Was An Unassuming Accountant – Elusive For 22 Years!

Damian Lucjan
Robert Hanssen's mugshots

In the annals of American history, there existed a man whose treacherous actions shook the very foundations of national security. Robert Hanssen, an unassuming accountant…

Winston Churchill’s Daughter Commanded Anti-Aircraft Batteries During World War II

Mary Soames (née Spencer-Churchill) saluting in uniform

Winston Churchill is almost synonymous with World War II, serving as British Prime Minister throughout the conflict. However, he wasn’t the only Churchill to do…

Search for World War I-Era French Minesweepers Leads to Discovery of 1879 Shipwreck

Navarin-class minesweepers at port

A number of ships have fallen victim to the wicked weather of the Great Lakes over the centuries. One, the loss of the SS Edmund…

Martin B-26 Marauder: The Accident-Prone Medium Bomber That Went On to Become One of the Most Successful of WWII

Martin B-26 Marauder 'Big Hairy Bird' in flight

The Martin B-26 Marauder was an American twin-engine medium bomber that saw service during World War II. Taking part in action in all theaters of…

The Little-Known Grand Stand of the ‘First Soldier of France’

Albert Severin Roche standing with Ferdinand Foch

As the world descended into the chaos of World War I, one man’s bravery and unwavering dedication stood out. Albert Severin Roche, known as the…

Australian Soldiers Viewed the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ As Their Saviors During World War II

Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels carrying a stretcher while an Australian soldier follows behind

Alongside the Allies who braved the fighting in the Territory of Papua were a group of selfless heroes known as the “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.” These…

Fairey Swordfish: The Outdated Biplane That Helped Sink the German Battleship Bismarck

Fairey Swordfish Mk II in flight

The Fairey Swordfish was a biplane torpedo bomber, nicknamed “Stringbag,” that primarily served with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the British Royal Navy during…

The ‘Illegal’ World War II-Era Forest That Went Unnoticed for Over 50 Years

Overhead view of a forest

In northeastern Germany, near Zernikow, Brandenburg, is a lush pine forest that one could easily get lost in if not careful. Almost everything looks the…

USS Ticonderoga (CV-14): The Aircraft Carrier That Served In Two Wars and Aided In the Apollo Missions

USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) at sea

The USS Ticonderoga (CV/CVA/CVS-14) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier built by the US Navy during the Second World War. She was the fourth ship to…

How Did the Manhattan Project’s Scientists React to the World’s First Atomic Bomb Test?

Trinity Test mushroom cloud rising into the sky

On July 16, 1945, a military weapons test occurred that forever changed the annals of history – and warfare. Known as the Trinity Test, it…