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Category: World War II

d-day

Why was it called D-Day?

On the morning of June 6, 1944, Allied forces staged an enormous assault on German positions on the beaches of Normandy, France. The invasion is often ...
Operation paperclip

What was Operation Paperclip?

As World War II was entering its final stages, American and British organizations teamed up to scour occupied Germany for as much military, scientific and ...
rosie the riveter

Who was the “real” Rosie the Riveter?

operation-mincemeat

What was Operation Mincemeat?

During World War II, British intelligence officers managed to pull off one of the most successful wartime deceptions ever achieved: Operation Mincemeat. In ...
Corbis

Were they always called World War I and World War II?

The short answer is no, though it’s hard to pinpoint precisely when the World War I and World War II—or First World War and Second World War—monikers ...