History Stories
Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary Deciphered After 75 Years
May 15, 2018

The new material reveals a different side of the murdered teenage author. Read More

These Humans Survived Crocodile Attacks. Here Are 6 Ways You Can, Too
May 4, 2018

Historically, crocodile attacks are 100 times deadlier than shark attacks—and far more frequent—ranging from harrowing individual confrontations to a mass attack on World War II soldiers. Read More

Eisenhower Knew the Importance of D-Day for an Allied Victory
April 23, 2018

The D-Day military invasion that helped to end World War II was one the most ambitious and consequential military campaigns in human history. Read More

How the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Inspired Rebellion in a Nazi Death Camp
April 19, 2018

The Treblinka uprising put a stop to the Holocaust’s second deadliest camp. Read More

This WWII Cartoon Taught Soldiers How to Avoid Certain Death
April 13, 2018

The War Department commissioned the creme de la creme of Hollywood, including Dr. Seuss and Mel Blanc, to create the 'Private Snafu' film franchise. Read More

Norway’s Trees Are Still Scarred by Nazi Chemicals
April 12, 2018

The artificial fog used by Nazis to hide battleships had major effects on the environment. Read More

This Secret Archive Documented Life in the Warsaw Ghetto
April 12, 2018

The Ringelblum Archive was saved just one day before the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Read More

The Original Black Panthers Fought in the 761st Tank Battalion During WWII
April 11, 2018

These African-American heroes battled the Nazis but were still second class citizens in their home country. Their story will be told in the movie ‘The Liberators.’ Read More

Lost Tuskegee Airman’s Body May Have Been Found
April 10, 2018

Captain Lawrence E. Dickson could be the first missing Tuskegee pilot identified since the end of World War II. Read More

Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor?
April 10, 2018

By the time the first Japanese bomber appeared over Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, tensions between Japan and the United States had been mounting for the better part of a decade, making war seem inevitable. Read More