When Russia's Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, he clamped down on the media. In his new book, author Alan Philps sees parallels to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin who confined reporters in World War II.
Russia's Victory Day ceremony was scaled back this year, amid the war in Ukraine.
The Japanese ship Montevideo Maru wasn't marked as carrying POWs, and on July 1, 1942, a U.S. submarine fired four torpedoes, sinking the vessel in less than 10 minutes.
An Atlanta man's experience as a prisoner of war during World War II is now the subject of an Apple TV+ series. His granddaughter speaks about his memoir.
Shlomo Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, has died in Israel.
The photos were taken inside the Warsaw Ghetto by a 23-year-old Polish firefighter as the Nazis were brutally crushing the Jewish uprising of 1943. The photos were discovered in a family collection.
Heavy manufacturing and port shipping helped propel Savannah to the vaunted list.
Readers responded with moving stories of past journeys and crises — and keepsakes that remind them of their roots and tie them to their family. Here's a sampling of replies.
Though more than one million Black Americans contributed to the war effort, historian Matthew Delmont says a military uniform offered no protection from racism.
Scholars dismiss the Russian leader's claims as a "mythical use of history." For one: Ukraine overwhelmingly elected a Jewish president, and has a relatively small right-wing movement.
"Halvorsen's deeply human act has never been forgotten," Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey said in a statement.
Lawrence Brooks served in the U.S. Army when the military was still racially segregated. But the Black soldier's deployment to Australia offered a reprieve from the racism of Jim Crow laws at home.
In 1941, Japan was on the offensive against China. So China hired a group of Americans to fight back in the skies. Eighty years ago this week, they fought in their first battle.
The decorated war veteran and retired pastor was among the first African Americans to desegregate the military and fight during World War II.
The Japanese Army systematically raped women in the Philippines. What's become of the aging survivors of this wartime atrocity in the midst of the pandemic?