CATEGORY: World War II
One Final Toast for the Doolittle Raiders
April 18, 2017

A little more than four months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States struck back on April 18, 1942, with the daring Doolittle Raid. Read More

14,000 Long-Lost Army Dog Tags May Soon Be on Their Way Home
April 12, 2017

After relic hunter Dan Mackay discovered 14,000 dog tags mysteriously buried in a field outside London, he set out on a quest to reunite the artifacts with the families of the British soldiers who were meant to wear them. 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

JFK Diary Reveals Rarely Seen Side
March 24, 2017

John F. Kennedy’s only known diary is up for auction, giving the world a glimpse into the mind of a 28-year-old Kennedy. Read More

Intrepid Student Finds WWII Plane Wreckage
March 9, 2017

A homework assignment turned into a stunning discovery for this father-son duo. Read More

How “Tokyo Rose” Became WWII’s Most Notorious Propagandist
January 20, 2017

Convicted of treason for her infamous “Tokyo Rose” propaganda broadcasts during World War II, American Iva Toguri eventually spent nearly three decades waiting for her name to be cleared. Read More

OSS: The Predecessor of the CIA
October 28, 2016

Some 13,000 men and women worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the U.S. intelligence agency during World War II and the forerunner of the modern CIA. Read More

How a Spy’s Marital Troubles Nearly Derailed D-Day
September 29, 2016

Newly declassified files have revealed how one of Britain’s greatest double agent’s marital troubles threatened his cover and could have altered the course of World War II. Read More

The History Teacher Who Outwitted the Gestapo
August 23, 2016

Meet the history teacher-turned-Resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo and rescued her husband (more than once) from captivity. 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