This Soldier Took Out a Pillbox Using only One Small Bomb and a Combat Knife

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    This Soldier Took Out a Pillbox Using only One Small Bomb and a Combat Knife

    His heroic act silenced seven enemy machine guns and captured 25 German troops.

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

    This World War I Legionnaire Wrote "I Have a Rendezvous with Death"

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    This World War I Legionnaire Wrote "I Have a Rendezvous with Death"

    Seeger's prophetic verse was published posthumously, after he fell at the Battle of the Somme. 

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

    That Time Los Angeles Fought off an Imaginary Japanese Bombing Raid

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    That Time Los Angeles Fought off an Imaginary Japanese Bombing Raid

    They called it the "Battle of L.A." There was just one problem—the City of Angels wasn't under attack. 

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

    When Civil War Musicians Served as Battlefield Medics

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    When Civil War Musicians Served as Battlefield Medics

    The life of a Civil War regimental band member wasn't all treble clefs and drumsticks.

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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

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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?

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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

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    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.

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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

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    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."

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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

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

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

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

    The French General Who Broke Free from an Inescapable Nazi Prison

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    The French General Who Broke Free from an Inescapable Nazi Prison

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

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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