Category: WORLD WAR II

Army Sgt. (ret.) Allen Bodenlos, a Pearl Harbor survivor, salutes the Arizona memorial during a wreath laying ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The U.S. military has found itself in a tough situation regarding the identification of 85 sailors from the USS Arizona. In particular, the Defense POW/MIA…

People lined up for potatoes

Rationing is often thought of as a type of “starvation diet,” but did you know that wartime rationing not only changed the dietary habits of…

Sandwich Bay B-17 Flying Fortress wreckage

Local authorities in Kent, England, have been made aware that a WWII bomber crash site is vulnerable to looting, with evidence suggesting this may have…

A History Hit documentary has managed to “conclusively prove” that two wrecks at Poole Harbour, Dorset, are actually veterans of D-Day. The wrecks are in…

Hideki Tojo (1884 - 1948), former Japanese general, premier and war minister from December 2nd, 1941 to July, 1944, takes the stand for the first time during the International Tribunal trials in Tokyo, Japan, 1947.

A university professor from Japan has unveiled declassified U.S. documents that hold the answer for the whereabouts of executed WWII Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo.…

1939: Finnish soldiers reading the news.

On the 30th of November 1939, hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops and thousands of tanks and aircraft flooded over the Finnish border. This was…

Mural in Springs, South Africa, depicting Job Maseko

A family and campaigners are pushing to get Job Maseko, a South African WW2 hero, the recognition he deserves for his extremely brave exploits during…

Explosion at Midway + a U.S. Navy boat at Midway

The Battle of Midway was an integral part of America’s war in the Pacific Ocean. The battle resulted in extensive damage to the Japanese fleet,…

Painting of the Habakkuk

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest-running campaign of WWII. The Germans had seized control of the mid-Atlantic, using U-boats to sink merchant and…

Italian-Canadian men at an internment camp

On the 27th of May, 2021, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a formal apology to Italian Canadians for their internment during WWII after Canada…

Tucked away in an Estonian forest, only a short distance away from a NATO-controlled airstrip, lies an eerie sight. Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery, the final resting…

Wrecked tanks are seen close to the road that leads to the village of Imber on December 31, 2011 on Salisbury Plain, England.

The village of Imber in Wiltshire has long been abandoned by its inhabitants after they evacuated, leaving behind the eerie remains of a once-lived-in place.…