World War 2 | War History

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

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KMS Lützow at sea + Military portrait of Emanuel von König

Emanuel “Manny” von König served aboard the KMS Lützow during the Second World War. A sailor within the Kriegsmarine, he was one of the many…

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…

Official Trailer Released for Kelsey Grammer WWII-Era Movie, ‘Murder Company’

Kelsey Grammer sitting on the set of 'Today'

In the lead-up to the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings on D-Day, the official trailer has dropped for a new World War II-era film…

Organizers Looking Forward to 80th Anniversary of Guernsey’s Liberation Next Year

Camouflage-colored naval gun in an emplacement

The tiny Channel Island of Guernsey holds the record of being the most fortified place along the German military’s Atlantic Wall. Turning it into a…

The Battle of the Atlantic Was a Never-Ending Fight for Control of the High Seas

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Gunner standing on the deck of a destroyer at sea

The Battle of the Atlantic stretched across the entirety of the Second World War, from 1939-45. The monumental engagement was about more than just naval…

Pacific Wrecks Team Locates What They Believe to Be Richard Bong’s Missing P-38 ‘Marge’

Richard Bong standing with his Lockheed P-38 Lightning 'Marge'

Update – 05/24/2024: The joint-organization team involved in the search for US Army Air Forces (USAAF) pilot Richard Bong’s missing Lockheed P-38 Lightning Marge has…

Hedy Lamarr Helped Develop the Technology Behind Wi-Fi – All the Way Back in World War II

June Steele
Portrait of Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr is often celebrated for her captivating performances on the silver screen during Hollywood’s illustrious Golden Age, but behind her luminous facade was a…

Five Skeletons Discovered Buried Beneath the Wolf’s Lair in Poland

Exterior of what remains of the Wolfsschanze, also known as the Wolf's Lair

Five human skeletons have been unearthed at the Wolfsschanze – “Wolf’s Lair,” in English – in Poland. The human remains, found without their hands and…

Neville Brand Received the Silver Star for Single-Handedly Taking on Enemy Troops Armed With Machine Guns

Neville Brand and John Wayne as Lightfoot and J.D. Cahill in 'Cahill U.S. Marshal' + Portrait of Neville Brand

When looking back at the stars who dominated the silver screen during the 1950s and ’60s, you’ll find that the majority served in some capacity…

Ceremony Held in Dorset to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Exercise Tiger

Crowd standing around the US D-Day Memorial in Victoria Gardens

A commemoration event to mark the 80th anniversary of Exercise Tiger took place on the afternoon of Friday, April 26, 2024, at Portland in Dorset,…