THE OPPENHEIMER RIDDLE / New evidence of Communist membership debated by scholars of Berkeley scientist
Was J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant Berkeley scientist known as "the father of the atomic bomb," a secret member of the Communist Party? Charges of Communist associations led to Oppenheimer's do...
German Empire
The German Empire is at a State of War with an Aggressor of a Allied State of The German Empire.
July 18, 1940 FDR Nominated For Unprecedented Third Term
On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedentedthird term. Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elect...
Bombs Away— WWII Bombs Provide Living Laboratories For Cold-Water Coral Reefs
Ocean dumping of munitions from WWII was common in Norway and along the European coast. Some of these bomb dumps offer a natural living laboratory where biologists can study cold-water coral reefs…
7 Things You Don't Know About Mother's Day's Dark History
The holiday started as an antiwar statement. But battles over who owned Mother's Day kept coming.
Sept 8, 1941-The Siege Of Leningrad Begins
On September 8, 1941, German forces closed in around the Soviet city of Leningrad, initiating a siege that would last nearly 900 days and claim the lives of 800,000 civilians.
This Nearly Forgotten Nazi Concentration Camp For Women Was Home To Unspeakable Horrors
A look at the women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, and the horrors they endured.
Why A German Pilot Escorted An American Bomber To Safety During World War II
Once in a while, you hear an old war story that restores your faith in humanity. Usually it involves a moment of quiet in the midst of chaos; some singing or the sharing of a few condiments. But how m...
May 8,1945 V-E Day Is Celebrated In America And Britain
On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners,...
Alaska’s Forgotten Japanese Internment Camp Rediscovered
Earlier this month, archaeologists announced they have pinpointed the location of Alaska’s only Japanese internment camp, a long-forgotten facility built on an Anchorage army base at the onset of Worl...
30 WWII Facts They Do Not Teach You At School |
There is more to WWII than the history books at school are able to tell us, below are 30 facts that your history teacher never told you about!
Occupation of Denmark
During much of World War II, Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany. The occupation began with Operation Weserübung on April 9, 1940, and lasted until German forces withdrew at the end of World War II f...
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French Revolutionary Wars
The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts, lasting from 1792 until 1802, resulting from the French Revolution. Primarily fought between the French First Republic and s...
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Great Northern War
The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe....
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Gulf War
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991), for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia a...
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Livonian Crusade
The Livonian Crusade refers to the German and Danish conquest of medieval Livonia, the territory constituting modern Latvia and Estonia, during the Northern Crusades. The lands on the eastern shores o...
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Livonian War
The Livonian War (1558–1583) was fought for control of Old Livonia in the territory of present-day Estonia and Latvia when the Tsardom of Russia faced a varying coalition of Denmark–Norway, the Kingdo...
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Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire led by Emperor Napoleon I against an array of European powers formed into various coalitions. They revolution...
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Northern Wars
Northern Wars is a term used for a series of wars fought in northern and northeastern Europe in the 16th and 17th century. An internationally agreed nomenclature for these wars has not yet been devis...
Russo-Swedish War (1788–90)
The Russo-Swedish War of 1788–90, known as Gustav III's Russian War in Sweden, Gustav III's War in Finland and Catherine II's Swedish War in Russia, was fought between Sweden and Russia from June 1788...
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Scanian War
The Scanian War (Danish: Skånske krig, Swedish: Skånska kriget, German: Schonischer Krieg) was a part of the Northern Wars involving the union of Denmark–Norway, Brandenburg and Sweden. It...
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Second Northern War
The Second Northern War (1655–60, also First or Little Northern War) was fought between Sweden and its adversaries the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1655–60), Russia (1656–58), Brandenburg-Prussia (...
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Swedish War of Liberation
The Swedish War of Liberation(1521–23) Swedish: Befrielsekriget, ("The Liberation War"), was a rebellion and a civil war in which the Swedish nobleman Gustav Vasa successfully deposed the Danish-...
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Thirty Years' War
The Thirty Years' War was a series of wars in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. It was one of the most destructive conflicts in European history, and one of the longest.Initially a war between Pro...
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