The Crazy Story of the Only Underwater Sub Battle in History

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    The Crazy Story of the Only Underwater Sub Battle in History

    All the pieces fell into place for this rare historical event.

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

    That Time the Royal Navy Burned an American City to the Ground

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    That Time the Royal Navy Burned an American City to the Ground

    The fiery attack nearly burned the town to the ground—and stoked the flames of American rebellion.

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

    6 Reasons the Union Won the American Civil War

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    6 Reasons the Union Won the American Civil War

    Here's how Billy Yank ultimately defeated Johnny Reb.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    This European City Has Been Destroyed by Invaders 44 Times

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    This European City Has Been Destroyed by Invaders 44 Times

    All told, the city has seen 115 different wars and been razed to the ground 44 times.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    A Missing Tuskegee Airman's Remains Were Identified After 74 Years

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    A Missing Tuskegee Airman's Remains Were Identified After 74 Years

    Captain Lawrence Dickson was just 24 when his red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighter was downed in 1944. 

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    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

    That Time a Marine Convinced 1,500 Japanese Troops Not to Fight to the Death

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    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

    10 Dramatic Battles in American History

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    10 Dramatic Battles in American History

    From the Battle of Gettysburg to the Second Battle of Fallujah, these conflicts will never be forgotten. 

    by Shannon Corbeil, We Are the Mighty

    The Earliest-Born American to Be Photographed Is Also a Veteran

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    The Earliest-Born American to Be Photographed Is Also a Veteran

    In 1852, at age 103, Revolutionary War veteran Conrad Heyer sat down to have his picture taken. 

    by Blake Stilwell, 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

    That Time a WWII Bomber Pilot Climbed Onto the Wing Mid-Flight to Save His Crew

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    That Time a WWII Bomber Pilot Climbed Onto the Wing Mid-Flight to Save His Crew

    His crew tied a rope around his chest and he made his way onto the wing to extinguish the blaze.

    by Blake Stilwell, 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

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

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    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

    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

    Moe Berg: The Boston Red Sox Catcher Who May Have Changed the Course of World War II

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    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

    That Time a Navy Blimp Crew Mysteriously Disappeared

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    This Hard-Luck WWII Soldier Survived the Bataan Death March, Torture, and the Atomic Bomb

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    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

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    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

    That Time Two Luxurious Ocean Liners Fought an Intense Naval Battle

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    That Time Two Luxurious Ocean Liners Fought an Intense Naval Battle

    The vessels met in open water, and a ferocious naval battle ensued.

    by Blake Stilwell, 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

    6 Strange Military Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle

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    6 Strange Military Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle

    “We can’t find west. Everything is wrong. Everything looks strange, even the ocean.”

    by Eric Milzarski, We Are the Mighty

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