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How War Pigeons Changed the Course of Battle–and History

The much-maligned birds were some of the most important combatants in World War I and II.

By Catherine Phelan

World War II Dive Bombers Whistled Only To Scare Civilians

That iconic, terrifying sound wasn't necessary to the functioning of an airplane.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

9 Thrilling Military Documentaries on Netflix and More

These documentaries provide insight into the political and daily realities of war.

By Xavier Piedra

One Of The First Two Female FBI Agents Got Her Start In The Marines

Susan Roley Malone had cherished the ideal of working for the Bureau long before a career as an FBI agent was open to women.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Austria Gave The Ottoman Turks The Greatest Taunt of All Time

Christian Europe teamed up to prevent the Ottoman empire's expansion through Vienna.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

20 Great Biopics Streaming on Netflix and Beyond

History comes alive in these fascinating biopics.

By Catherine Phelan

13 Female Scientists Who Shaped Our Understanding of the World

From the smallest atoms to the biggest adventures in space, these women used their scientific knowledge to change the world.

By Audrey Webster

5 Things That Surprised The German Army On D-Day

The German army may not have been surprised by an attack, but the Allied forces had a few tricks ready to go.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Northernmost Confederate Attack was a Raid on Vermont

St Albans Raid was one of the most controversial events in the Civil War.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

9 Little-Known Facts About the History of Memorial Day

Trace the history of America's national day of remembrance.

By Catherine Phelan

This Was the Unluckiest U-Boat of World War II

Not only could the U-505 not sink other boats, its crew couldn't even sink the submarine themselves.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

5 Fascinating Times Supreme Court Cases Were Overturned

Supreme Court justices have always had their work cut out for them.

By Xavier Piedra

A Veteran Soldier Perfected The Ultimate Bank Robbery

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

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Anna Jarvis and the Surprising History of Mother’s Day

There’s more to the loving holiday than meets the eye.

By Matthew Thompson

The Loach Was One of the Riskiest Helicopter Assignments in Vietnam

This tiny scout helicopter, made of plexiglass and metal, was part of a key "hunter-killer" team.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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