History

Travel to the past with the best history stories, from Ancient Rome to World War II. The Archive has the history stories you crave, from military sagas to exploring the New World.

The Inspirational Tale of a Vietnam Vet Who Saved Thousands of Lives on 9/11

Meet Rick Rescorla, a US and UK vet whose quick action saved countless souls in 2001.

5 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About the Pony Express

This short-lived service has maintained a large presence in our historical imagination.

Colditz Castle: The World War II POW Camp the Nazis Considered Inescapable

Meet the many men who proved the Nazis wrong and learn about the fascinating ways in which they pulled off the impossible.

New Netflix Documentary Reveals the Secret Love Story Behind A League of Their Own

A Secret Love reveals a beautiful story where sports history and queer history collide.

What Does The World Health Organization Actually Do?

Created in the wake of WWII, WHO has changed the world many times over.

Our Forgotten Heroes: Why Don’t We Talk About World War I?

Remember the sacrifices service members made—both during and after World War I.

22 Eye-Opening War Movies to Stream Tonight

The shores of Dunkirk and the Korean countryside await...

The Slave Who Stole A Confederate Ship And Sailed His Way to Freedom

Robert Smalls commandeered a ship, freed dozens of other slaves, and convinced President Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army.

On This Day: Robert Ford Shoots Jesse James

A so-called coward made his most infamous move on April 3, 1882.

How Dutch Intelligence Agents Fooled Communists For Almost 40 Years

A Dutch pro-China group was secretly filled with anti-communist agents for decades.

These Docuseries Will Keep You Watching for Hours

Found yourself with an abundance of time? These series have you covered.

Can A Pandemic Turn The Tide Of War?

History has proven the power of unchecked disease many times before.

Fact or Fantasy: All About Female Samurai Warrior Tomoe Gozen

Can you tell the difference between historical Japanese legend and creative fantasy fiction?

Explore History's Deadliest Diseases

Thanks to the advances of modern medicine, coronavirus shouldn't join their ranks.

TRAILER: The Next Great WWII Movie is Coming

Greyhound, written by and starring Tom Hanks, is coming this June.

What Happened to the German Mercenaries Who Fought Against the American Revolution?

These hired fighters didn't just disappear—but what happened to them may surprise you.