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‘Hitler Wine’ Spotted in Italian Shops, Sparks Outrage

An Italian winemaker has uncorked a blitzkrieg of controversy after his grotesquely Nazi-themed bottles have hit it big with German…

How Civil War Cooks Kept Soldiers Healthy With History’s Worst Vegetables

“Eat your vegetables.” Parents use the phrase today in a desperate effort to get their children to eat something besides…

Beefing Up the Huey

As early as 1962, American helicopter crews providing fast troop transport for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam discovered…

How Did This Famous Pilot End Up in an Apple Orchard?

In May 1926, a 23-year-old newspaper reporter named John K. Ottley tried to put Atlanta, Georgia, on the aviation map…

Listen to the Surrender Speech of Emperor Hirohito

At noon on Aug. 15, 1945, the Japanese people stopped whatever they were doing to listen to a voice almost…

A Brief History of Spider-Man

Thwip! With a single bite from a radioactive spider in the summer of 1962, New York high school nerd Peter…

War’s Boston Buddies

For all the unfond memories it may leave in the different recruits who undergo it, basic training is designed to…

Were Nazis Better Soldiers Because They Were on Drugs?

If one were to wonder what motivated Hitler’s notoriously stone-hearted, goose-stepping Nazi soldiers, such obvious options as hate and bigotry…

James Holland On How Researchers are Using Google Maps to Learn More About D-Day

I’m writing this fresh from Normandy, where I attended a street-naming ceremony for the Sherwood Rangers, a British armored regiment…

Escaping a Blood Feud With the McCoys, This Hatfield Found Peace Out West

Johnson “Johnse” Hatfield reined in his dapple-gray stallion to wonder at the immense sweep of the Great Plains. The year…