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Facts About ‘Das Boot’ – The Most Realistic Submarine Movie Ever Released

Still from 'Das Boot'

If you ask history buffs to name a movie that best shows the realities of submarine warfare during World War II, the majority will say…

USS West Virginia (BB-48): The Battleship That Survived Pearl Harbor and Exacted Revenge on America’s Enemies

USS West Virginia (BB-48) anchored at Sagami Wan, Japan

The USS West Virginia (BB-48) was one of the many American battleships to see action in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War. Miraculously…

The Capture of U-505 Helped America Crack the Kriegsmarine’s Ultra-Secretive Code

U-505 on display at a beach

The capture of U-505 by the US Navy was one of the most secretive events of the Second World War. While on patrol off the…

PHOTOS: The World War II-Era German Military Base That Was Occupied By the Soviets

Entrance to Forst Zinna + Sinks lined against a wall in a communal bathroom

In the forests of Germany, the Wehrmacht built numerous training areas and temporary living quarters for troops. Most of these structures have been demolished, as…

When Can We Expect Season Two of ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’ – What We Know

Promotional image for 'SAS: Rogue Heroes'

In 2022, BBC premiered SAS: Rogue Heroes (2022-present), a scripted series centered around the Special Air Service’s (SAS) efforts in North Africa. The final episode…

‘D-Day 80th Anniversary’ Documentary Dives Into Turning Point of World War II

Promotional art for 'D-Day 80th Anniversary'

A brand-new documentary examining the Allied landings on Normandy has been released. Directed by Bruce Vigar, D-Day 80th Anniversary explores the planning, execution and aftermath…

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

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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…

D-Day Movies Every Military History Buff Needs to Watch

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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…

Photos of Battery 223 – An Abandoned World War II Military Fortification in New Jersey

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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…