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Category: World War II
Papers used by Alan Turing’s cryptologists for their World War II-era work breaking the “Enigma” code have been found being used to line the roof of a drafty hut at Britain’s Bletchley Park.
The elite WWII commando unit nicknamed the “Devil’s Brigade” has received the Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor.
Learn more about the last days of World War II in Europe that serve as the backdrop to the war drama “Fury.”
Seventy years after U.S. soldier Audie Murphy went “To Hell and Back” and earned the Medal of Honor, learn the story behind one of the most astonishing battlefield actions of World War II.
Two members of the famed World War II African-American flying squadron passed away on the same day last week at their respective homes in Los Angeles.
With the new film “Unbroken” about to hit theaters, learn eight fascinating facts about one of the most celebrated American servicemen of World War II.
Seventy years after the start of Nazi Germany’s last gasp attack at the Battle of the Bulge, learn eight surprising facts about the fight Winston Churchill called “undoubtedly the greatest American battle” of World War II.
On the 70th anniversary of his death get the facts on the famed “Desert Fox.”
Newly released WWII files confirm the existence of a legendary seductive spy and reveal more about one of Britain’s most notorious traitors.
On the 75th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, look back at the Nazi offensive that launched World War II.
On the 75th anniversary of the German-Soviet nonaggression pact, look back at the secret agreement that set the stage for World War II.
70 years after the worst home front disaster of World War II, learn how an explosion at a California port sparked a Naval mutiny and led to an influential debate on civil rights.
Get the facts on the five D-Day beaches—code-named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword—that the Allies invaded 70 years ago today.