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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.

9 Little-Known Facts About the History of Memorial Day

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

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.

A Veteran Soldier Perfected The Ultimate Bank Robbery

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

Anna Jarvis and the Surprising History of Mother’s Day

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

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.

6 Revolutionary War Veterans Survived Long Enough To Be Photographed

These six soldiers were part of an 1863 project to speak to remaining Revolutionary War veterans.

5 Differences Between Army and Marine Corps Infantry

Rediscover the specialities of the Army and the Marine Corps.

7 Facts About Black Women Who Shaped History

In celebration of Black Women's History Month, discover another side of iconic black women.

This Infantryman Posthumously Received the Medal of Honor

Army Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins made the ultimate sacrifice to save his fellow troops. 

How General Patton's Granddaughter Is Honoring His Legacy

More than 70 years after his death, the great general's legacy lives on.

Scientific Analysis Reveals the 10 Best Generals of All Time

What happens when you apply baseball's sabermetrics to history's greatest generals? Read this list to find out. 

The Man Who Took 42 Nazis Captive With A Longsword

He didn't get the nickname "Mad Jack" Churchill for nothing. 

John Basilone: The Marine Hero of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima

Basilone's contributions to two of World War II's major battles left a larger-than-life legacy.