Nancy Wake was very successful at covert operations during World War II. By 1943, she was the most wanted person by the German Gestapo. She received medals from France, Britain and the United States.
Songs during World War 1 weren't just for entertainment, they were for propaganda purposes too. Troops, however, often sent their own messages back to their officers and governments via their own subversive songs.
Research into a local restaurant turns up interesting information about pre-World War II Long Island, including a glimpse into an infamous group of Nazi supporters, German submarines, and espionage.
Of all the women of World War Two, the Land Girls stand out for the hard work they did on farms in Britain and abroad. WW2 Land Girls working the land so that Britain could eat! Land Girls mattered.
A Japanese wonder weapon that could have devastated the U.S. if it went in full operation.
First denied by the Russians, then later confirmed, Korean Air Liner flight #007 was shot down by a Soviet Su015 after allegedly violating USSR airspace.
The churches in Ireland confined approximately 30,000 women in prisons known as Magdalen Laundries. Both Catholic and Protestant Magdalen Laundries existed as a way for the church to control the lives of Irish women: their children were stolen, along with their lives.
A accurate and well researched set of books on the Holocaust before and during World War two are the 12 volumes by Christain Bernadac, set by Ferri Publishing, of Geneva for Friends of History.
Cornwall's regiment in World War 1 was the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Many of Cornwall's young men flocked to join the colours and a great many fell on the fields of Flanders and beyond.
An complete guide to British, American and German World War 2 Campaign Medals Ribbons and Clasps.