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The 9 Best Vietnam War Movies

The war that continues to haunt America is poignantly represented in these movies.

By Dave Adams

Nancy Wake: The Fearless Resistance Fighter Who Led Over 7,000 Soldiers Against the Nazis

“Somebody once asked me ‘Have you ever been afraid?’ Hah! I’ve never been afraid in my life.”

By Robert Walsh

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.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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...

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

7 Female Pirates You Might Not Know About

They may not be household names, but these swashbuckling female pirates left their mark on history.

By Audrey Webster

That Time Imperial Japan Tried to Bomb the U.S. Using Hydrogen Balloons

Approximately 9,000 balloons packed with explosives drifted toward American shores...

By Tim Kirkpatrick, We Are the Mighty

The Bloody Past of Bethnal Green

Stroll the foggy streets Bethnal Green, a historic London neighborhood haunted by the wartime Bethnal Green Tube tragedy of 1943.

By Adam Karlin

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

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

Author Joe Haldeman on How the Vietnam War Gave Him Something to Write About 

Haldeman’s military science fiction was heavily influenced by his time in combat. 

By Joe Haldeman

Jim Jamison: The U.S. Corporal Who Sought Out Scientists in Post-Nazi Germany

Jamison was part of a top-secret program, similar to Operation Paperclip, that recruited German scientists to work for the U.S. government after World War II.

By Mack Maloney

The Long, Strange History of the Maunsell Sea Forts

The eerie and abandoned World War II relics remain standing to this day.

By Robert Walsh

6 Incredible Female Spies of World War II

These women risked their lives to assist the Allies' cause in World War II.

By Robert Walsh

Miracle at Dunkirk: 8 Things the Film Didn’t Tell You

Christopher Nolan’s latest action-drama is stunning; but there’s more to the story than survival.

By Sarah Mangiola

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

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

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

On This Day: Sidney Poitier Was Born

The iconic African-American actor turns 91 today.

By Catherine Phelan

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