Branded a left-wing peacenik during his 1972 presidential campaign against incumbent Richard M. Nixon, Senator George S. McGovern lost that race in a landslide, winning only Massa-chusetts and Washington, D.C....
Norma Clinton was an attractive young honors student living in rural Georgia. Harry Kipp was a Marine captain from Minnesota who had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor before shipping off to the Pacific. At...
A letter by Reverend James McCallum, written during the brutal beginning of Japanese occupation.
On March 19, 1944, Allied warplanes blew up a German U-boat off the coast of the Cape Verde Islands, killing 47 of its 55 crewmen. Among the survivors was the submarine’s Austrian commander, Gunter...
By Eddie Slovik, the first and only American soldier to be officially executed for desertion since the Civil War
His last letter home before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
By September 1944, 23-year-old lieutenant Erwin Blonder had seen enough of war to want to chronicle what he had witnessed—while keeping the news from his wife, Shirlee, and his mother and mother-in-law....
Fritz Schnaittacher came face to face with the horror he escaped from.
Soldiers found their hosts across the pond difficult to share close quarters with.
After the war, a man who lost everything wrote to his neighbors' daughter to describe the fate of her parents.
In a letter to his sister, Louis Cooperberg shares his face-to-face experiences with the enemy.
After coming across a letter Elizabeth Jane Kivell had written to a high school friend, wo mail-deprived ensigns in Europe, F. Nye Moses Jr. and Bill Wilhoit, took it upon themselves to correspond with her as well and engage in a little playful humor against the somber backdrop of war.
A 22-year-old army lieutenant writes to his brother with a somber account of V-E Day from the front lines.
When Frank J. Conwell was a child, wintry conditions meant frolicking outside in the snow. But in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, where Conwell served with the 1st Infantry Division’s 436th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, the conditions meant something else altogether.
After the U.S. declared war on Germany William Patrick Hitler, the half-English nephew of Adolf Hitler, appealed directly to Franklin Roosevelt in his effort to join the U.S. military.
A pilot's family waits for news of his safety.