Anne Frank’s Diary Now Has Co-Author, Extended Copyright
November 17, 2015

A decision to add Anne Frank’s father as a co-author on her famous diary in order to extend its European copyright is stirring considerable controversy. Read More

Sketches Reveal Nazi Chocolate Bombs
October 5, 2015

Talk about “death by chocolate.” Newly found drawings reveal Nazi booby trap bombs, including an exploding candy bar meant for Winston Churchill. Read More

Nazi “Ghost Train” Loaded with Gold May Have Been Found in Poland
August 24, 2015

Two men have contacted Polish authorities claiming to know the location of a German train packed with gold and other valuables that vanished at the end of World War II. Read More

Oldest Known U.S. Veteran Dies at 110
August 20, 2015

Emma Didlake, a Michigan woman believed to have been America’s oldest veteran, has died at the age of 110. Read More

Leap of Faith: A WWII Story (Video)
May 22, 2015

This Memorial Day, HISTORY salutes Sergeant Hjalmar Johansson, who volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps at just 17 and spent six months in Nazi prison camps when his B-24 bomber was shot down on its first mission. Read More

V-E Day Around the World
May 8, 2015

On the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, we take a look back at how five different countries greeted the end of World War II in Europe. Read More

Attack of Japan’s Killer WWII Balloons, 70 Years Ago
May 5, 2015

Japan’s bizarre WWII plan to bomb the continental U.S. by high-altitude balloons claimed its first and only victims, an Oregon church group, 70 years ago. Read More

The Allies’ Mission of Mercy, 70 Years Ago
May 4, 2015

Seventy years ago, Allied aircraft embarked on a risky mission to drop food, not bombs, onto Nazi-occupied portions of the Netherlands. Read More

Mussolini’s Final Hours, 70 Years Ago
April 28, 2015

On the 70th anniversary of Benito Mussolini’s execution, read about the Italian dictator’s final days and his body’s strange journey in the years after. Read More

WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor
April 21, 2015

Researchers have used an underwater drone to explore the wreck of USS Independence, a light aircraft carrier that served during World War II and later became a target during atomic bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll. Read More