Organizing a Viking Raid

Are you a Scandinavian chieftain who’s wanted to plunder a Celtic monastery for years? All you have to do is organize a feast, provide plenty of mead, and tell your men the plan

 

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The Final Combat Mission of World War Two

A first-hand account of Captain Jerry Yellin, a P-51 pilot who flew the last combat mission of WWII on the morning of August 15, 1945, out of Iwo Jima, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki.

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A Roman City in China?

In 53 BC Roman legionnaires lost a Middle East battle and many were sold into slavery. Now some scholars say they may have ended up settling in a Chinese village, where their legacy lives on

 

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The A-Bomb: Arguments in Favor

Decades after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, debate lingers over whether they were necessary to end the war. Here are six arguments in favor

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

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World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols

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