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SS Gairsoppa sank while carrying a fortune in silver, estimated to be worth $210 million in today’s dollars.
Told he wouldn’t live past 50, the oldest known American survivor of the brutal Bataan Death March during World War II, died Sunday at 105.
Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.
Japan has vowed to locate the remains of an estimated 12,000 troops still missing since the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Volunteers at the former codebreaking center Bletchley Park have found a memo proving the success of the Allies’ game-changing deception campaign during World War II.
Dick Winters, whose bravery and heroism during World War II were chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers,” has died at 92.
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the model for an iconic poster associated with Rosie the Riveter, died on December 26 at the age of 86.
World War II’s remnants still pose a threat to cities like Rennes, France, where 10,000 people were evacuated on October 24 after the discovery of a live bomb.
Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish and African ancestors, according to a recent DNA study by Belgian researchers.