World War 2 | War History

New Trailer Release for Kate Winslet’s Upcoming World War II Film ‘Lee’

Kate Winslet as Elizabeth "Lee" Miller in 'Lee'

A brand new trailer for Kate Winslet’s upcoming World War II-era drama, Lee, has been released. Based on the life of famed war correspondent Elizabeth…

Paddy Mayne Executed Some of the Most Daring Raids Against Enemy Strongholds During World War II

June Steele
Paddy Mayne standing in his military uniform

Paddy Mayne, a figure of both controversy and admiration, stands out for his contributions throughout the Second World War. His leadership in the Special Air…

Was Herbert Sobel Really As Horrible As ‘Band of Brothers’ Made Him Out to Be?

David Schwimmer as Herbert Sobel in 'Band of Brothers' + Herbert Sobel wearing his military uniform

Herbert Sobel is widely considered to be one of the most disliked characters in the war genre, whether that be in film or television. David…

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…

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

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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

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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…

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…

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,…

‘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…

‘The World Will Tremble’ to Share True Story of Prisoner Escape From Chełmno

Jewish individuals being forced into train cars

The Holocaust saw the deaths of six million Jewish individuals. The majority of them lost their lives at German-run concentration and extermination camps. Few were…