From 1914 to 1919, the Allied powers restricted the maritime supply of raw materials and foodstuffs to the Central Powers. The policy is often called a key component in the Allied victory, but it resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, and introduced the world to a terrifying new kind of warfare.
Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence there, Germany would have to put the U.S. in its place. To that end, it devised not one, but three plans to attack and invade America. Here's how history could have unfolded…
An amateur archaeologist — or more accurately, an opportunistic ass-wipe with a metal detector — recently uncovered a treasure trove of gold and silver artifacts in Germany. But he was promptly caught after trying to sell the rare items on the black market.
The three major Axis powers — Germany, Japan, and Italy — committed a host of catastrophic errors during the war. But some of these miscalculations were considerably worse than others. Here are the most significant blunders made by the Axis during WWII.
Indonesian researchers have just discovered the remnants of a torpedoed Nazi sub off the main island of Java just west of Indonesia. It's the first time a German submarine has been found in the area — a discovery that's giving historians new clues about what went on in the region during the war.
He was head of Nazi Germany's dreaded Gestapo and a pivotal figure in the orchestrated murder of more than a million Jews during the Holocaust. Heinrich Müller was last seen in Hitler's bunker in 1945, his ultimate fate unknown. But a historian is now saying he was buried in a Jewish cemetery in central Berlin.
A badger living near a farm in Germany picked an interesting spot to build its den: directly on top of a 12th century burial site that included two lords and a warrior. The people living on the farm began to suspect something after the badger tossed out a pelvic bone. A human pelvic bone.