How the Swiss Remained Neutral

How was Switzerland able to remain neutral in both World Wars despite its tiny size and population? By being a heavily fortified and mountainous nation.

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Fleeing Vichy France Overland

The story of Lt. George Starks, who set out on a 300-mile trek to Switzerland with a fractured foot and a 20mm shell fragment in his thigh, fleeing Vichy France.

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History's Most Insane Rulers

Few mixtures are as toxic as absolute power and insanity, as can be seen in the cases of Emperor Caligula, Sultan Ibrahim the Mad, and Muammar Gaddafi

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The Strange History of English

Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) talks about history’s strange language, such as much of Oxford Dictionary coming from the suggestions of a serial killer.

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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

D-Day

D-Day

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols

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