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March Into Battle With This Month's Military History Giveaway

Discover key, dramatic moments in the Civil War and World War II when you win this month's bundle.

By The Archive Staff

A Sixth Grade History Project Exonerated the Captain of the USS Indianapolis

Court-martialed after the sinking of the cruiser, Captain McVay's innocence was proven by Hunter Scott in 1996.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Japan's Attempt to Recreate Pearl Harbor Failed at the Battle of Midway

December 7 may be a date which will live in infamy, but in June 1942, the tides turned.

By Catherine Phelan

18 World War II Movies Every History Buff Should Watch

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

By Dave Adams

4 Women Earned Silver Stars in the Same WWII Battle

Mary Roberts, Elaine Roe, Virginia Rourke, and Ellen Ainsworth continued to save lives even as mortar shells rained down around them.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

How The Allies Used Math To Save Bomber Crews During WWII

One Austrian Jew saved untold planes and crew members with his survivorship bias theory.

By Alex Hollings, We Are the Mighty

WWII's Siege of Leningrad Was One of History's Most Destructive

The 872-day siege by German forces failed to capture Leningrad, but left immense devastation in its wake.

By Catherine Phelan

25 World History Books That Will Give You a New Perspective

Expand your horizons with books that explore the places, people, and objects that shaped human history.

By Stephen Lovely

15 Eye-Opening War Movies To Stream Tonight

The shores of Dunkirk and the Korean countryside await...

By Xavier Piedra

An Awful Car Killed More Nazi Generals Than World War II

The car of the future was also the downfall of many a high-ranking Nazi.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Ghost Army: How One WWII Unit Fooled the Entire German Army

A misinformation campaign was vital to the Allied forces' efforts.

By Robert Walsh

10 World War II Propaganda Posters: From Patriotic to Peculiar

Uncover iconic illustrations that helped fuel national opinion during World War II.

By Xavier Piedra

How War Pigeons Changed the Course of Battle–and History

The much-maligned birds were some of the most important combatants in World War I and II.

By Catherine Phelan

World War II Dive Bombers Whistled Only To Scare Civilians

That iconic, terrifying sound wasn't necessary to the functioning of an airplane.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

9 Thrilling Military Documentaries on Netflix and More

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

By Xavier Piedra

5 Things That Surprised The German Army On D-Day

The German army may not have been surprised by an attack, but the Allied forces had a few tricks ready to go.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

21 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

This Was the Unluckiest U-Boat of World War II

Not only could the U-505 not sink other boats, its crew couldn't even sink the submarine themselves.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

22 Eye-Opening Books About the Holocaust

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

By Danielle Golds

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