Monopoly in World War II

The history of the game Monopoly dates back as far as 1903 years before the onset of World War II.  The game was originally designed...

Military Life of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Though well-known as the 34th President of the United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower also had a prominent military life, in which he became...

Madame Simone Renaud – The Mother of Normandy

Madame Simone Renaud – also known as the Mother of Normandy – was 45 years old when the United States invaded Normandy during World War II.  She...

History of Military Dog Tags

Various military items (especially those from World War II), such as camouflage and dog tags, have found their way into the civilian population.  Once...

Germany’s Top WWII Fighter Pilot Ace – Erich Hartmann

Germany’s Top WWII Fighter Pilot Ace – Erich Hartmann – was born on April 19, 1922 and spent the first few years of his...

Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, USN

Born on November 23, 1878, Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King’s service career began at the US Naval Academy.  He is considered by some to...

Did the Military Challenge Coin Originate During WWI or WWII?

While the question cannot be accurately answered, many wonder, “Did the military challenge coin originate during WWI or WWII?”  Be it fact or urban...

Bloodiest Battle of World War II – Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad took place from August 23, 1942 to February 2, 1943 and was the bloodiest battle of World War II.  This battle was...

Youngest Serviceman in World War II – Calvin Graham

Calvin Graham – the youngest serviceman in World War II – was only 12 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.  He did not wait...