History Stories
CATEGORY: Winston Churchill
We’ve Been Talking About World War III Since Before Pearl Harbor
October 10, 2017

And worrying about the bomb for even longer. Read More

The Nazis Developed Sarin Gas During WWII, But Hitler Was Afraid to Use It
April 12, 2017

Even as his Nazi regime was exterminating millions in the gas chambers, Adolf Hitler resisted calls to use the deadly nerve agent against his military adversaries. Read More

That Time Winston Churchill Wrote About Aliens
February 16, 2017

How did Winston Churchill distract himself from the impending threat of Nazi Germany in 1939? According to a recently-discovered essay, he wrote about extraterrestrials. Read More

The Daring Escape That Forged Winston Churchill
November 7, 2016

A new book details 25-year-old Winston Churchill’s exploits in the Boer War and his dramatic escape from a prisoner-of-war camp that made him a British hero. Read More

The Atlantic Charter’s Surprising History
August 9, 2016

Get the facts behind a secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that produced a cornerstone of the post-war world order. Read More

Winston Churchill’s History-Making Funeral
January 30, 2015

On the anniversary of Churchill’s funeral, look back at the day when Great Britain said farewell to the man who defended the country from the Nazis in World War II. Read More

America’s Honorary Citizens
November 28, 2014

As Congress considers honorary U.S. citizenship for Spaniard Bernardo de Gálvez, learn about the seven foreign nationals who have received the tribute. Read More

Winston Churchill’s World War Disaster
May 21, 2014

A quarter-century before boldly leading Britain in World War II, Winston Churchill spearheaded a World War I military debacle—Gallipoli. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Winston Churchill
April 9, 2014

Exploring some surprising facts about the British wartime leader. Read More

A New Find Offers a Rare Glimpse Into the Literary Mind of Winston Churchill
February 7, 2013

The British prime minister was also an accomplished author who published more than 40 books. Read More