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Checkpoint Charlie: That Time American and Soviet Tanks Faced Off in a Divided Berlin

The world watched with bated breath. Could this be the spark that set off WWIII?

Meet the Nightfighters, a Division of Allied Soldiers Who Attacked Nazis with Empty Rifles and Grenades

They launched their attacks under cover of darkness, equipped only with empty rifles, bayonets, and grenades.

Moonshot: That Time American Intelligence Collected Soviet Communication Signals Via the Moon

In 1960, a U-2 spy plane captured images of a massive and mysterious antenna in Soviet Russia...

A Most Dangerous Humanitarian Mission: When Allied Pilots Dropped Food Into Nazi Occupied Territory

The best planes for the job were bombers—aircraft that German artillery units fired upon at every opportunity.

That Time an Army Officer Tried to Reach the Center of the Earth

He theorized that the Earth was hollow and "stocked with thrifty vegetables and animals if not men."

4 of the Craziest Assassination Attempts in U.S. History

Hollywood spy films have nothing on these real-life assassination plots.

The French General Who Broke Free from an Inescapable Nazi Prison

The Germans believed their castle prison was inescapable—they were wrong.

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