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The Dirty Truth of Medieval Knighthood

Being a knight wasn't really about wooing fair maidens or grand quests—it was hard, dirty work.

By Eric Milzarski, We Are the Mighty

Take a Fresh Look at WWI with 8 Rarely Seen Photos of The Great War

These infrequently shared photos re-contextualize the global conflict.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

This Marine Came Back To His Family 5 Years After He Died

Ronald Ridgeway survived long years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

How A Prostitute Turned Pirate Queen Defeated 3 Navies At Once

Chinese, British, and Portuguese forces combined couldn't take down Ching Shih.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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.

By Joslin Joseph, We Are the Mighty

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

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

By Jessica Manfre, We Are the Mighty

What Does The World Health Organization Actually Do?

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

By Jessica Manfre, We Are the Mighty

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.

By Jessica Manfre, We Are the Mighty

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.

By Joslin Joseph, We Are the Mighty

How Dutch Intelligence Agents Fooled Communists For Almost 40 Years

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

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Can A Pandemic Turn The Tide Of War?

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

By Joe Byerly, We Are the Mighty

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.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

4 Union Generals That Were Better Than the Famous Ones

These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

This Former Slave Became The First African American West Point Grad

Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

How the 3rd 395th Battalion's Last Stand Helped Win the Battle of the Bulge

Although outnumbered five-to-one, this battalion held their ground and killed more than 4,000 opposing German soldiers.

By Kyle Nelson, We Are the Mighty

How Western Union Helped The U.S. Enter World War I

An intercepted telegram provided a reason for President Wilson to join the effort.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The 5 Stupidest Losses Of The American Civil War

Confederates and Union troops alike made flawed decisions with fatal consequences.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Why Ancient Romans Built Statues Of Their Greatest Enemy

The statues were a sign of honor for their enemy and a symbol of the strength of the empire.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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