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

    The British Soldier Who Escaped from Dunkirk by Stealing a Car

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    The British Soldier Who Escaped from Dunkirk by Stealing a Car

    James May and six of his fellow soldiers were left behind on the dangerous beaches of Dunkirk.

    by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

    Shanghai 1937: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Documentary

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    Shanghai 1937: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Documentary

    Inspired by Peter Harmsen’s New York Times-bestselling book, the new documentary looks at the beginning of World War II in China.

    by Bill Einreinhofer

    The Last American Troop Killed in WWII Died After the War Ended

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    The Last American Troop Killed in WWII Died After the War Ended

    Tragically, one last American life was lost between the announcement of Japan's surrender and the signing of the document.

    by Tim Kirkpatrick, We Are the Mighty

    “The Banality of Evil”: The Take-Down of Holocaust Mastermind Adolf Eichmann

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    “The Banality of Evil”: The Take-Down of Holocaust Mastermind Adolf Eichmann

    Secret agent Peter Malkin opens up about the capture that inspired the film Operation Finale.

    by Olivia Mason

    Night Witches: The Fierce, All-Female Soviet Fighter Pilots of WWII

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    Night Witches: The Fierce, All-Female Soviet Fighter Pilots of WWII

    They flew their first mission in June 1942—and quickly developed a reputation for deadly precision.

    by Dave Adams

    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

    Unbreakable: How Navajo Code Talkers Helped Win WWII

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    Unbreakable: How Navajo Code Talkers Helped Win WWII

    A group of Navajo men came together in the 1940s to create an unbreakable military code.

    by Dave Adams

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

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    Léo Major: The "One-Eyed Ghost" Who Single-Handedly Liberated a Dutch Town

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    Léo Major: The "One-Eyed Ghost" Who Single-Handedly Liberated a Dutch Town

    Major went above and beyond the call of duty in World War II and the Korean War.

    by Robert Walsh

    12 Best World War II Movies Every History Buff Should Watch

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    12 Best World War II Movies Every History Buff Should Watch

    Some of our best films draw inspiration from the global conflict.

    by Dave Adams

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

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    9 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.

    by Dave Adams

    Anne Frank and Her Life in the Secret Annex

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    Anne Frank and Her Life in the Secret Annex

    A book published by the Anne Frank House profiles the Secret Annex—the Frank family's two-year hideout—and the famous diarist's life inside.

    by Olivia Mason

    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

    Ruth Gruber: The Making of a Trailblazing Female Correspondent

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    Ruth Gruber: The Making of a Trailblazing Female Correspondent

    In Ahead of Time, Gruber reflects on the early years of her career, including the assignment that took her back to 1930s Germany.

    by Olivia Mason

    John Basilone: The Marine Hero of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima

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    John Basilone: The Marine Hero of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima

    Basilone's contributions to two of World War II's major battles left a larger-than-life legacy.

    by Robert Walsh

    The Courageous Acts of Resistance That Led to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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    The Courageous Acts of Resistance That Led to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    In January of 1943, Warsaw Ghetto inmates began defying their German enemies—and sparked a widespread hunger for resistance.

    by Olivia Mason

    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

    Jim Jamison: The U.S. Corporal Who Sought Out Scientists in Post-Nazi Germany

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    Jim Jamison: The U.S. Corporal Who Sought Out Scientists in Post-Nazi Germany

    Jamison was part of a top-secret program, similar to Operation Paperclip, that recruited German scientists to work for the U.S. government after World War II. 

    by Mack Maloney

    The Long, Strange History of the Maunsell Sea Forts

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    The Long, Strange History of the Maunsell Sea Forts

    The eerie and abandoned World War II relics remain standing to this day.

    by Robert Walsh

    6 Incredible Female Spies of World War II

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    6 Incredible Female Spies of World War II

    These women risked their lives to assist the Allies' cause in World War II.

    by Robert Walsh

    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

    <em>War Bonds</em>: True Stories of Love and Marriage During World War II

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    War Bonds: True Stories of Love and Marriage During World War II

    As hate tore the world apart, love brought people together.

    by Olivia Mason

    15 Eye-Opening Books About the Holocaust

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    15 Eye-Opening Books About the Holocaust

    From firsthand accounts to comprehensive studies, these books examine the tragedies of the Holocaust.

    by Danielle Golds

    Pierre Le Gloan: The Ace WWII Fighter Who Fought for Both Sides 

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    Pierre Le Gloan: The Ace WWII Fighter Who Fought for Both Sides 

    The extraordinary flier's strange tale fascinates, decades later.

    by Robert Walsh

    11 Eeriest Unsolved Mysteries of World War II

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    11 Eeriest Unsolved Mysteries of World War II

    Ghost trains, unexplained aerial phenomena, and disappeared men still haunt World War II scholars.

    by Orrin Grey

    The French General Who Broke Free from an Inescapable Nazi Prison

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    The French General Who Broke Free from an Inescapable Nazi Prison

    The Germans believed their castle prison was inescapable—they were wrong.

    by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

    The Soviet Conspiracy That Nearly Triggered WWIII

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    The Soviet Conspiracy That Nearly Triggered WWIII

    Did a Soviet captain sacrifice his ship and crew to divert an apocalyptic scenario?

    by Orvelin Valle, We Are The Mighty

    The Strangest Battle of WWII: The Fight for Castle Itter

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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.

    by Robert Walsh

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