6 Reasons the Union Won the American Civil War

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    6 Reasons the Union Won the American Civil War

    Here's how Billy Yank ultimately defeated Johnny Reb.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    The British Soldier Who Escaped from Dunkirk by Stealing a Car

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    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.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    This European City Has Been Destroyed by Invaders 44 Times

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    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.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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

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    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. 

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    George Washington Was Nearly Impossible to Kill

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    George Washington Was Nearly Impossible to Kill

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

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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

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    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.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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

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    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...

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    This Hard-Luck WWII Soldier Survived the Bataan Death March, Torture, and the Atomic Bomb

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    This Hard-Luck WWII Soldier Survived the Bataan Death March, Torture, and the Atomic Bomb

    His captivity began with the infamous Bataan Death March and only ended with the surrender of Japan.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    5 Dramatic WWII POW Escape Attempts—All By the Same Pilot

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    5 Dramatic WWII POW Escape Attempts—All By the Same Pilot

    His exploits as an escapee may have earned him a spot in Hollywood lore.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    That Time Two Luxurious Ocean Liners Fought an Intense Naval Battle

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    That Time Two Luxurious Ocean Liners Fought an Intense Naval Battle

    The vessels met in open water, and a ferocious naval battle ensued.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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