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A Veteran Soldier Perfected The Ultimate Bank Robbery

Turns out discipline and intense planning lend themselves equally well to army life and grand larceny.

6 Revolutionary War Veterans Survived Long Enough To Be Photographed

These six soldiers were part of an 1863 project to speak to remaining Revolutionary War veterans.

Scientific Analysis Reveals the 10 Best Generals of All Time

What happens when you apply baseball's sabermetrics to history's greatest generals? Read this list to find out. 

6 Reasons the Union Won the American Civil War

Here's how Billy Yank ultimately defeated Johnny Reb.

The British Soldier Who Escaped from Dunkirk by Stealing a Car

James May and six of his fellow soldiers were left behind on the dangerous beaches of Dunkirk.

This European City Has Been Destroyed by Invaders 44 Times

All told, the city has seen 115 different wars and been razed to the ground 44 times.

6 Languages That Could Be Another Kind of Navajo Code

The use of Native American languages during the Pacific Theater of World War II safeguarded every American move. 

A Missing Tuskegee Airman's Remains Were Identified After 74 Years

Captain Lawrence Dickson was just 24 when his red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighter was downed in 1944. 

Peter Conover Hains: The Civil War Veteran Who Served All the Way up to WWI

He retired in 1904—but the Army wasn't done with him. 

The Earliest-Born American to Be Photographed Is Also a Veteran

In 1852, at age 103, Revolutionary War veteran Conrad Heyer sat down to have his picture taken. 

George Washington Was Nearly Impossible to Kill

Diseases, brutal weather, and enemy fire all failed to take him down.

That Time a WWII Bomber Pilot Climbed Onto the Wing Mid-Flight to Save His Crew

His crew tied a rope around his chest and he made his way onto the wing to extinguish the blaze.

Moe Berg: The Boston Red Sox Catcher Who May Have Changed the Course of World War II

The third-string catcher secretly served as a spy for American intelligence during WWII...

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