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World War II Articles

Modern history has been indelibly shaped by World War II, and its importance cannot be overstated. Involving the vast majority of the globe’s nations, it was the deadliest conflict in human history, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

While World War II remains one of the most studied and talked-about historical fields, there’s so much to unpack that it seems like a truly endless subject. We’re here to break down every angle of the conflict. 

Want to learn more about the Holocaust? Discover the courageous acts of Jewish resistance fighters, or the best nonfiction books, ranging from eyewitness accounts to sweeping historical studies of the genocide. Curious about the experience of soldiers? Dive into our military history coverage, including everything from the attack on Pearl Harbor and torpedo-fueled conflicts in the Pacific to the bravery of the Purple Heart Battalion, a segregated regiment of Japanese-Americans. Then there’s the question of women’s involvement in the war, from daring female spies to battlefield nurses to those who entered the workforce for the first time and held the economy together on the homefront.

Wherever your WWII interest lies, we have a story for you—and many more to come.

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The Strangest Battle of WWII: The Fight for Castle Itter

On May 5, 1945, Allied and German troops fought side-by-side against the SS.

The 15-Year-Old Marine

Author Mack Maloney interviews his father-in-law, Dick Kennedy, who enlisted in the Marines as a teenager in 1943.