History In The Headlines

Category: World War II

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Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Seventy years after its defeat, find out more about the largest, armed Jewish resistance movement of World War II.

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Remembering V-E Day

As we commemorate its 68th anniversary, check out some surprising facts about how the world reacted to Victory in Europe.

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U.S. Military Launches Search for Missing WWII Soldiers in Myanmar

A team of U.S. military investigators will soon head to Myanmar in hopes of recovering the remains of American servicemen lost during World War II.

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Pentagon

Seventy years after its completion, check out nine facts about the complex that the U.S. Department of Defense calls home.

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Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye (1924-2012)

Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a heroic World War II veteran who represented his home state in Congress for more than 50 years, died on December 17 at the age of 88.

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Congress Debates Manhattan Project National Park

A controversial bill now before Congress would establish a national historical park at sites involved in the Manhattan Project.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Mussolini

Explore nine surprising about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on the 90th anniversary of his rise to power.

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Lost World War II Bomber Crew Found After 69 Years

More than 69 years after they crashed in Germany, the remains of five British airmen have been recovered and will receive a proper burial.

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The Last Major Cavalry Charge, 70 Years Ago

Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union.

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8 Historic Handshakes

As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.

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The Akutan Zero: How a Captured Japanese Fighter Plane Helped Win World War II

While the Battle of Midway raged, Allied fighters in the Aleutian Islands quietly captured a Japanese fighter plane that helped them win World War II.

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The Angels of Bataan and Corregidor: 70 Years Later

After the Bataan Peninsula fell in April 1942, a group of Army and Navy nurses continued to perform their duties while imprisoned in a Japanese camp.

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Missing World War II Ace Located After 71 Years

British researchers have found the final resting place of Derek Allen, a Royal Air Force pilot who went missing in 1940.