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These GIFs Offer A Rare Glimpse Of World War II

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when 156,000 Allied troops launched the largest amphibious invasion in history. Many -- including those...

Don't Miss Malta: Eight Reasons to Visit a Mediterranean Gem

Sharon Hoge | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Throughout the islands, picturesque, mammoth fortress ramparts stand as contemporary reminders that stone has played a principle role in the history of the region.

How I Got To Know My Dad After His Death

Peggie Walsh | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

My father remarked every time he saw our neighbor light up that he was driving another nail in his coffin. So I asked the kid next door if his father was really building a coffin. He didn't know what the heck I was talking about!

Representing the American Red Cross at the France Arrival Ceremony at the White House

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In attendance at the French Arrival Ceremony there were over 100 members of the military from every branch, every state and every background. They represented to the fullest degree with every movement being in perfect coordination.

These College Students Are Totally Clueless About World War II (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

When college students' knowledge of World War II is put to the test, many are in the dark. Actually, some are entirely clueless. You might think i...

The Monuments Men: Help Solve the Mystery

Robert M. Edsel | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Robert M. Edsel

This film will entertain and inform the public about these epic but little known events of World War II, and introduce them to the men and women who saved so much of the world's beauty which we cherish today.

FDR Gave This Speech After Pearl Harbor. Hopefully There Will Never Have To Be Another Like It.

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt presciently predicted would "live in...

The Unsolved Mystery of World War II's Missing Men

Wil Hylton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Wil Hylton

On a warm spring morning in 2008, a rumpled archaeologist named Eric Emery stood at the edge of a massive barge in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and glared down into the water.

World War II Reunions Poignant For Dwindling Veterans

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio -- DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II — about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 5...

Ex-Nazi Sentenced To Life For 1943 Massacre

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

MILAN -- MILAN (AP) — Rome's military tribunal on Friday convicted a 90-year-old ex-Nazi in absentia for his role in the 1943 execution of 120 Itali...

The Shutdown's Affecting Tourist Spots Abroad, Too

Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel

Well, we didn't think of this. Not only are national parks closed at home, but tourists abroad will have a hard time visiting any of the 24 U.S.-r...

What You Didn't Know About Rosie The Riveter

Posted 09.30.2013 | Women

She's perhaps one of the most iconic women in American history. But how much do you actually know about Rosie the Riveter? A new video from The His...

Over 2,200 World War II Documents Now Online

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS -- Scholars, campaigners and lawyers can for the first time readily access more than 2,200 documents from a largely unknown archive hou...

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 3, 1945: Truman Told 'Japan Looking for Peace'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On Tinian, Little Boy is ready to go, awaiting word on weather, with General LeMay to make the call. Taking off the night of August 5 appears most likely scenario.

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 2, 1945: Bombs Readied as Japan Seeks Terms of Surrender

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Japanese cables and other message intercepted by the United States showed that they were still trying to enlist the Soviets' help in presenting surrender terms -- they would even send an envoy -- but were undecided on just what to propose.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 31, 1945: Top Truman Aide Opposes Use of Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 31, 1945: The assembly of Little Boy is completed. It is ready for use the next day. But a typhoon approaching Japan will likely prevent launching an attack. Several days might be required for weather to clear.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 30, 1945: Eisenhower Protests Use of A-Bomb Against Japan

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 30, 1945: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of U.S. troops in Europe, has visited President Truman in Germany, and would recall what happened in his memoir.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 28, 1945: U.S. Ready to Use A-Bomb -- Against Russians?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A U.S. bombing raid on the small Japanese city of Aomori -- which had little military significance beyond being a transportation hub -- dropped 83,000 incendiaries and destroyed almost the entire city, killing at least 2,000 civilians.

What Did The Chief Test Pilot For The A-Bomb Want His Grandson To Know?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

Clyde Stanley Shields was just months short of cancer claiming his life when he penned a deathbed letter to his then-infant grandson, Scott. With care...

LOOK: Churchill & Stalin's Wild Drunken Night

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

Two years before Yalta, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met for a late-night wartime meeting. Their mission? Drink lots of wine, according to new ...

Republican Warns Of Modern-Day Hitler Invasion

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is known for his unusual Twitter feed, and he took to the website again on Saturday with more unique posts. Grassley s...

Osaka Mayor: Wartime Sex Slaves Were Necessary

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

TOKYO -- An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary t...

Last Surviving Member Of Historic WWII Unit Dies

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- John J. Wilpers Jr., the last surviving member of the U.S. Army intelligence unit that captured former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki ...

PHOTOS: Bizarre New Take On Classic Children's Character

Posted 01.11.2013 | Books

Peter Panzerfaust, Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins's comic book series inspired by J.M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan, puts the classic children's char...

G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash's The United States and the Second World War

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Wars are frequently glamourized in American popular thought, but none more than World War II. Historians, whose business it is to provide the truth about the past, tend to present a more nuanced picture of the Second World War.