A scenic hiking trail in central Italy once served as a route for prisoners fleeing a notorious war camp.
The inside story on why he failed to act at a decisive moment in the war.
Fixated upon his country's national identity, Miklós Horthy yearned for a way to reclaim its lost glory and lost territory.
Got a history question? Ask World War II.
A fateful day—and question—shadowed Kermit Tyler all his life.
Walk Bloody Ridge, and it becomes clear why a swathe of otherwise unremarkable ground was so important to the Allies.
The war left its mark on the renowned actor and transformed the 1946 film "It’s a Wonderful Life."
Seaman Second Class Jack Edward Rowe's 1944 voyage to France unfolds with disarming candor in a diary he left behind.
"Without thinking about it or having time to be scared, I crawled back to the open hatch, crouched in front of it, and rolled out."
Curators at The National World War II Museum solve readers’ artifact mysteries.
Why an obscure tank clash in the Philippines during World War II deserves a place in history.
How the Allied policy of "steel not flesh" saved lives—and yielded victory.
Germany built a vast subterranean complex in Mimoyecques, France, to house their secret weapon.
Aiming to illuminate an invisible combat injury, a groundbreaking film became a casualty itself