An Original “Schindler’s List” Expected to Fetch $2.4m at Auction

One of the authentic “Schindler’s lists,” the papers used by the German industrialist Oskar Schindler to save the lives of more than 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, is up for sale. The document, memorialized in the...

 

Secret WWII Message Decoded Decades After the War Ended!

A group of treasure hunters in Italy were metal-detecting an area in Tuscany when they found an old bullet. They were surprised, however, when they realized that the bullet looked a little strange. The treasure hunters noticed...

 

10 Most Iconic Photos of the 1940s and The Story Behind Them

Taken at the height of World War Two and after Adolf Hitler had taken Paris, this picture depicts Hitler surveying his conquest with his various cronies and became one of the most iconic photos of the 1940s and World War...

 

Fearless Women of World War II: Krystyna Skarbek / Christine Granville

Krystyna Skarbek was born in Poland and managed to get to England after her country fell to the Germans in World War II. She wasted no time in volunteering to be a spy, and even offered up a plan for her first mission. She...

 

The Story of the Death Railway

On the 7th of December 1941 the Japanese launch their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and attacked Dutch and British positions in South East Asia on the same day. This lead to the captures of 140,000 prisoners, including...

 

5 Famous Snipers of World War II

The U.S.S.R. was the only country that heavily trained sniper units during the decade leading up to the Second World War. Other nations trained them, but not to the same degree. In fact, 95 of the top 100 WWII snipers, by...

 

Cold War Era Spy Tools

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the golden days of spying — the legendary Cold War, with some dandy examples of items the James Bonds of that era kept in their tool kits. Here are some of the more interesting...

 

Teddy Roosevelt’s Sons in World War 1

The following article is an excerpt from H.W Crocker III’s The Yanks Are Coming! A Military History of the United States in World War I. It is available for order now from Amazon. All four sons of former president Theodore...

 

The Story of the Dog Who Became a Prisoner of War During WW2

In 1936, the crew of the British gunboat HMS Gnat purchased an English Pointer puppy they named Judy from a kennel in Shanghai, China, intending for her to both serve as mascot and as a gundog for hunting when the crew went...

 

Tanks Vs. Bridges (13 Pics)

Check out this collection of images of tanks that proved too heavy for the bridges they were driving on. All but one of these fascinating images were taken during the second world war.

 
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