The history facts they teach you in school are interesting, sure, but everyone knows that stuff. But did you know that the longest day in history was over 400 days long?! Or that Hitler helped design a vehicle that we still drive today? Read on for the facts!
One story about Dunkirk that’s rarely told is that of the Siege of Lille, a battle taking place in tandem with the evacuations that saw some 40,000 French troops hold off wave after wave of advancing elite Wehrmacht soldiers. Without the efforts of these brave French soldiers, not as many soldiers would have been saved from Dunkirk.
Americans are known for being loud and not having a filter. Fortunately, this can sometimes provide some amusing stories in dark times! Like this one for example, when the Germans asked for the Americans to surrender. The response they got was not exactly standard - find out for yourself!
During the Cold War when everyone was on edge, even though nothing happened, it was still a tense time. In those incidents, it's always nice to hear about good Samaritans. Read this heartwarming story about an American pilot that dropped candy from his aircraft for the kids in Berlin!
World War II certainly had many war heroes of it's time. One that has stood out above the rest was a man called Douglas Bader. What made him special? Well, he was a pilot - with no legs! Read all about his story and accomplishments here!
During any war, it’s natural for certain materials to become scarce. And this was exactly the case in both World War I and II with steel. As each war dragged on, steel became more and more scarce, and the military turned to a new resource: using cement to build their ships.
Of all the wars, victories, and surrenders, this story of a Japanese Lieutenant who didn't know World War II ended may just take the prize! How does a soldier hold their ground for 29 years after the war ends without finding out? We have the full story, and it's a good one!
During the First World War, the sheer number of steel produced in Sheffield was crucial to the military industrial machine. As such, scrap metal collecting was commonplace in Sheffield. One wartime icon of Sheffield would come from the steel industry named Lizzie the Indian Elephant!
A long war which began in 1955 and didn’t end until 1979, the Vietnam War is one of the most well-known conflicts of recent years. There are many interesting facts about the Vietnam War which many people don’t know – let’s explore some of the lesser-known facts about this period of history.
Nuclear war has been a threat hanging over the world for decades now. Luckily, we've managed to avoid it - so far. But there are a more than a few times where we certainly came close! Here are three of which that you may not have heard about until now!
With the latest release of iOS 10, many of us are excited about the new features, but there's one question on everyone's mind... what happened to the gun emoji? And why is there now a water pistol? Read on for the facts, and the birth of the water pistol emoji.
The Great War of 1914-1918 saw bloodshed, heartache and devastation around the world. However, among the tragedy is the tale of the Christmas truce. This iconic moment of history tells the tale of soldiers on opposite sides coming together in a moment of peace during Christmas Day 1914.