History Stories
CATEGORY: World War II
The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

How the Hitler Youth Turned a Generation of Kids Into Nazis
December 11, 2017

Hitler’s war against Boy Scouts fueled the Third Reich’s ideology—and its military might. Read More

Pearl Harbor, 1941: From a Sailor’s Perspective
December 7, 2017

What It was like to be a sailor during the Pearl Harbor attack. Read More

Meet the Woman Behind Winston Churchill
December 5, 2017

Clementine Churchill’s life is little remembered, but she was a driving force behind the great statesman. Read More

The Bizarre ‘Sausage War’ That Inspired Hitler
November 30, 2017

Starving Soviets couldn’t resist the smell of Finnish cooking. Read More

How Did Hitler’s Armored Limo End Up in Manhattan?
November 29, 2017

Some 100,000 people paid to see Hitler's personal Mercedes. Read More

Dan Rather Reflects on His Emotional Visit to Two Military Cemeteries
November 10, 2017

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This Flamethrower Operator is the Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient from the Pacific Theater
November 10, 2017

How Hershel “Woody” Williams used his flamethrowing prowess to become an American hero. Read More

Why German Soldiers Don’t Have to Obey Orders
November 7, 2017

The country's military is disobedient by design. Read More

Meet the Oldest Living U.S. Veteran
November 3, 2017

At age 111, World War II veteran Richard Overton still enjoys his whiskey and cigars. Read More