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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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Soviet Sniper Roza Shanina Was a Deadly WWII Asset

The Order of Glory recipient was credited with 59 confirmed kills.

How the Red Army Used Camels to Fight the Nazis

The animals were transported all the way to the Soviet Union, where they performed critical duties.

Battle of Midway: The Nimitz Plan That Failed

An unexpected development required quick thinking.

Bletchley Park Was the Center of Allied Code-Breaking

The full scope of its intelligence work remained a secret until the 21st century.

Books Like Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer 

The story of the father of the atomic bomb is coming to the silver screen.

The Cambridge Five Spy Ring Passed WWII Secrets to the Soviet Union

Recruited straight out of university, these British intelligence officers were secretly moles.

The Real History Behind 5 Famous Military Photographs

These iconic images summed up entire wars in the public imagination.

Virginia Hall, the Allies' Most Dangerous Spy

Nicknamed the "Limping Lady", she was not to be underestimated.

The 10 Best Books By and About Winston Churchill

The prime minister was also a prolific writer and historian.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win a Bundle of New World War II Books!

Enter for a chance to win two novels and one biography, all centered around this costly conflict.

11 Books About World War II's Eastern Front 

This brutal conflict killed more combatants than all other theaters of the war combined.

Crack Open a Heartwarming New Historical Novel Set in 1940s London

The Good Time Girls at War centers around an iconic dance hall.

30 Essential World War II Books That Examine Every Angle of the Conflict

From the Pacific theater to the coast of France, discover the greatest World War II books.