The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Ski Troops

From 1200 to 2020, soldiers in the Northern reaches of Europe have strapped on uniforms, guns ... and skis.

Beyond Pearl Harbor: 5 Times the U.S. Was Attacked at Home During WWII

World War II extended beyond Europe, northern Africa, and the Pacific Theater...

[CLOSED] Chicago's Great Fire Explores the Disaster that Shaped an American City

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Jewish Resistance Fighters Pulled Off the Largest Prison Escape of WWII

In October 1943, 300 Jewish prisoners escaped the heavily guarded walls of the Sobibor extermination camp.

12 Thrilling Military Documentaries on Netflix and More

These documentaries provide insight into the political and daily realities of war.

Walter Lord is the Pop Historian All History Lovers Should Read

Lord’s unique combination of historical insight and readability make him the perfect writer for historians of all backgrounds.

Explore New Angles of WWII with 13 Novels That Focus on Untold Stories

These less widely read World War II stories offer readers a meaningful and moving look into the global conflict.

Army Engineers Saw a Need in WWII. One Iconic Vehicle was Created to Fill It

Jeeps come by their rugged reputation honestly—after all, they were created to assist troops in WWII.

A Secret City in Tennessee Powered the Manhattan Project

Oak Ridge, established in 1942, was a key production site of uranium during World War II that fed the labs in Los Alamos.

Before the BFG: Roald Dahl, Air Menace To Axis Forces

The children's author's macabre sense of humor and appreciation of darkness were likely sharpened by his combat history.

The Larger of Two Evils: Colonized Asia’s Encounter with the Japanese in World War Two

Much of mainland Asia in the 1930s faced an unappealing choice: Western imperialism or Japanese imperialism.

The Extraordinary Life of Eugene Bullard, the First African American Military Pilot

After facing racism in America, Bullard made a home in France, where he became the first African American military pilot during World War I.

33 Unbelievable Photos from the Battle of Okinawa

Operation Iceberg was a hugely costly battle for America during WWII. Explore the scene through these historical photos.

Meet the Japanese Diplomat Who Saved 6,000 Jewish People from the Holocaust

Chiune Sugihara is believed to have saved five times as many lives as his more famous counterpart, Oskar Schindler.

Life Aboard WWII Submarines Was Brutal

The size of the submarines, a lack of ventilation, and the novelty of submarine warfare led to some uncomfortable situations.