HISTORY Lists

Category: World War II

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6 People You Didn’t Know Were WWII Spies

From baseball player Moe Berg to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” author Roald Dahl, learn about six famous people who once were wartime secret agents.

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The Fascinating Stories Behind 8 Famous Photos

Get the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photos, from the flag-raising on Iwo Jima to the day Elvis met Nixon.

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5 Famous WWII Covert Operations

From the spy that never was to a band of Nazi impostors, learn the stories behind five of the boldest and most bizarre special operations carried out during World War II.

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9 People You May Not Know Were WWII Veterans

From a beloved comic to an exotic burlesque performer, get the lowdown on the military careers of nine notable World War II vets.

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8 Things You Should Know About WWII’s Eastern Front

Explore eight facts about the brutal and often overlooked Russian front of World War II.

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7 Unusual Military Units

From colossal Prussians and delirious Vikings to a faith-based U.S. Army unit, find out more about seven of history’s most unconventional military outfits.

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6 World War II Propaganda Broadcasters

Find out more about six World War II broadcasters who used the radio waves as a weapon.

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6 Soldiers Who Refused to Surrender

Meet six combatants who wouldn’t lay down their arms, long after their wars had come to an end.

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

The Germans and Japanese waged small-scale campaigns of bombing, sabotage and espionage on American soil during World War II.