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Was the Allied Bombing of Dresden a War Crime or Wartime Necessity?

June Steele
Aerial view of the ruins of Dresden

The Bombing of Dresden, Germany stands as one of the most controversial events of the Second World War and is a stark symbol of the…

Book Review: ‘Hot Mics and TV Lights’ Tells the Stories of the American Forces Vietnam Network

Guest Author
Cpl. James E. Mull holding a portable radio up to his ear

Mention the “Armed Forces Network” to most veterans or military families who served overseas and you’re sure to get a reaction. Say it to a…

An Earache Saved Paul Newman From Certain Death During the Battle of Okinawa

USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) at sea + Military portrait of Paul Newman

When thinking of the biggest names of Vintage Hollywood, it’s likely Paul Newman comes to mind. The actor, philanthropist and auto racer starred in some…

Battle of Iwo Jima: One of the Bloodiest Battles in US Marine Corps History

June Steele
US Marines landing on Iwo Jima

As dawn broke on February 19, 1945, a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean became the stage for one of World War II’s most…

320th Barrage Balloon Battalion: The Only African-American Unit to Storm Normandy on D-Day

Guest Author
Ships anchored off the coast of Omaha Beach, while barrage balloons float overhead

“The conventional wisdom of D-Day is that there were no Black soldiers who landed on those beaches, but the truth is that there were almost…

Study Reveals New Details About How the British Gave the Germans the Advantage on the Somme

Dirt rising into the air during an explosion at the Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt

A study recently published in the Journal of Conflict Archaeology is providing new insights into the failed British advance at the Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt on…

WWII-Era Anti-Submarine Munitions, Smoke Devices Found Off Los Angeles Coast

WWII-era munition on the seafloor

Oceanographers working off the coast of Los Angeles, California have discovered that a site previously believed to just be home to toxic chemical waste was…

In Photos: Burying the Hatchet at the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion

American Civil War veterans walking by tents at the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion

The 1913 Gettysburg Reunion was an event held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its namesake battle. The engagement, considered the turning point of the…

Johnnie Johnson: The Highest-Scoring Western Allied Air Ace of World War II

Supermarine Spitfire in flight + Johnnie Johnson walking

Several pilots cemented themselves into history with their skills during the Second World War. One aviator, Johnnie Johnson, did more than the average person, taking…

The Irish Postmistress Whose Weather Forecast Changed the Course of D-Day

Barrage balloons and ships along the coast of Omaha Beach

Throughout World War II, many individuals went about their everyday lives, unaware of the repercussions of their actions. One of them was Maureen Flavin Sweeney,…

INTERVIEW: Roxanne Panchasi Discusses Inaccuracies In Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’

Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte in 'Napoleon'

Ridley Scott’s Napoleon was one of the most anticipated films of 2023. While many applauded the feature for its cinematography, others criticized it for what…

‘Saving Private Ryan’ Movie Details History Fans Will Appreciate

Tom Hanks as Capt. John Miller in 'Saving Private Ryan'

Saving Private Ryan (1998) is arguably one of the best war films ever released, especially when it comes to depicting what took place during the…