world war two
News
JFK's Wartime Diary Sells for $718,750
The 61-page document contains thoughts on Stalin, Hitler, and Kennedy's political ambitions.... READ ON
History
The Unsung Army of Women Who Fed America and Its Allies During World War II
The forgotten story of 3 million women who dropped everything to help out on American farms.... READ ON
Math
What Was the Flaw in the Enigma Machine?
Alan Turing broke the Enigma code. What was broken in the Enigma system itself?... READ ON
History
Meet Nicholas Winton, the Man Known as "Britain's Schindler"
In 1938, a British stockbroker heard that Jewish families in Czechoslovakia were desperate to get their children out of the country before Nazis invaded. Faced with an enormous amount of red tape, he decided to take matters into his own hands.... READ ON
History
The Great Girl Scout Cookie Shortage of World War II
In 1943, the Girl Scouts brought terrible news to the homefront.... READ ON
History
Syndrome K: The Fake Disease That Fooled the Nazis and Saved Lives
A desperate group of doctors in Italy saved dozens of Jews during World War II by simply inventing a disease.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Danish Teen Uncovers Remains of WWII Plane and Its Pilot in His Backyard
The discovery started out as a school assignment.... READ ON
History
Researchers Rebuild Old Tech to Play Lost Recordings of Holocaust Survivors
The interviews were recorded at a refugee camp in France in 1946. This is the first time they've been heard in more than 70 years.... READ ON
History
How Did the Nazis Find Out About Anne Frank’s Family? There's a New Theory
The family may have been discovered in the course of an unrelated investigation.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Watch a Live Stream of Sunken Pearl Harbor Subs for the 75th Anniversary
On the morning of December 7, NOAA will live stream a piece of history.... READ ON
Politics
Sift Through Eight Decades of CIA Maps
The spy agency's cartography center just released a formerly classified selection of intelligence maps dating back to the 1940s.... READ ON
TV
Tune In This Weekend: HISTORY Commemorates Pearl Harbor Attack
This weekend, HISTORY honors the veterans of Pearl Harbor with a series of documentaries.... READ ON
Videos
Watch 'The Forger,' About A Teen WWII Hero
"If I slept for one hour, 30 people would die." -Adolfo Kaminsky... READ ON
Videos
Relax With a Video Visit to Kew Gardens (in 1942)
From the future cinematographer of "2001: A Space Odyssey."... READ ON
Weird
Operation Cone of Power: When British Witches Attacked Adolf Hitler
Some say that in 1940, a secretive coven used a ritual to keep Hitler out of the UK.... READ ON
Weird
Bear Discovered Playing With Unexploded World War II Weapon
As if their teeth and claws weren't enough.... READ ON

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