Since the 1920s, a low-tech tabletop replica of an aircraft carrier’s flight deck has been an essential tool in coordinating air operations.
During World War II, Allied intelligence agencies used specially altered playing cards to help POWs escape and evade their Nazi captors.
Like other Nazis, Julius Streicher enriched himself by stealing Jewish property. But instead of art or jewels, Streicher wanted all the pornography.
In 1960, to test escape options for pilots ejecting from aircraft at extreme altitudes, Joseph Kittinger jumped to Earth from space.
Two centuries ago, a group of Marines fought a desperate battle against British troops that resulted in the preservation of America’s most sacred document.
Since World War I, the US military has designed hand grenades to resemble baseballs, and for good reason: most Americans know how to throw them.
In World War II, American forces in Europe faced different foes, weather, and logistical hurdles than in the Pacific. But was one "worse" than the other?
In 1962, the Department of Defense detonated a nuclear depth charge off the coast of California as part of a doomsday operation code-named Swordfish.