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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…