Put up your headphones and pump up the volume, because you need to hear the sound while watching this American 550-pound (250 kilogram) bomb exploding in Munich, Germany. Can you imagine thousands of these falling and exploding all over the city? Hell on Earth.
I just love these old school visualizations: here are all the ships lost by the British Navy during World War II. Many of these were hunt down by Nazi U-Boats. It's a staggering amount but it could have been a lot worse.
45,000 people had to be evacuated after two extremely dangerous bombs were found in the Rhine River, 65 years after they were dropped by British and American planes.
The Washington Post has highlighted some of the pieces at a new exhibit in the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The most striking one is this one: a letter written by Lieutenant Richard Helms on Hitler's stationery.
In 1945, one of the greatest modern wars the world had ever seen was in its final stages.
The Allies ultimately won World War 2, of course, but at great cost. Nowhere is this more true than the great 1,000-mile Eastern Front, where German and Soviet forces mixed battle, bloodshed and war crimes in equal mix.
This is rather sad: A P-51 Mustang—one of the most beautiful airplanes in history—was destroyed after colliding with a Douglas A-1 Skyraider over the skies of England.
According to scientists, climate change is real. Humans have, are and will continue to affect this planet's weather with their CO2 shenanigans. This includes WW2, where there was a demonstrable human-created invention that had a measurable impact on the weather.
Much is known of what happened during World War 2, but what of the actions of the Axis and Allies in the decade before? The most recent In Focus photography selection answers that question and then some.
The V-2 rocket terrorized the denizens of London throughout the end of World War II. The weapon, built by slave labor, struck the city over a thousand times, killing and injuring several thousand. After the war, it became America's toy.
Are you ready for Battle: Los Angeles meets Saving Private Ryan? The Descent director, Neil Marshall, has been enchanted by the rash of alien invasion flicks. His next project might be an extraterrestrial invasion flick set in World War II.
When he's not working Disney's John Carter of Mars script or penning Pulitzer Prize-winning novels, apparently Michael Chabon is pitching alternate-history series to HBO about the magicians that fought Hitler. Which sounds fantastic.
Ridley Scott is going back to the man who gave him one of his greatest movies, Blade Runner. What would the world look like if we'd lost World War II? Scott's Man in the High Castle miniseries will show us.
Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov took some old photographs from World War II and combined them with new perspective-matching photos. The result are a series of time portals that help us contextualize the war into our current reality.
Google Earth's historical imagery feature has a new batch of pictures. You can now witness how some cities looked in the middle of World War II and compare them to the places you may live in today.
The always-interesting Letters of Note blog has uncovered a chilling hidden page from history: A letter dropped into Japan one minute before the second atomic bomb, warning a Japanese scientist to plead his leaders to save their cities.
According to Dr Hans Van Tillburg, "[the I-201 submarine] was nothing like anybody had in the Second World War. It had a streamlined body and conning tower and retractable gun." They just found it in Hawaii.
Do I even need to ask why anyone would want a German army WW2 backpack?
Last Sunday we were writing about amazing underground diving rigs in the heart of New York City. It seems only fair that we jump across the pond this Sunday and write about a mile-long super secret
tunnel lair below London that's currently for sale, don't you think? Asking price: A cool $7.4 million. It sounds a bit…