History Stories
CATEGORY: World War II
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

Meet the Youngest Person Executed for Defying the Nazis
October 27, 2017

When Helmuth Hübener learned the truth about Nazi Germany, he spread the word—and paid the ultimate price. Read More

The Inside Story of Harry Truman and Hiroshima
October 11, 2017

As the fateful bombing mission commenced half a world away, the anxious president waited for news at sea in the Atlantic. Read More