Two big battles which turned the tide of World War II can tell us a great deal about some important present-day challenges.
Letters home reveal what is was like to be an Indian soldier in World War II.
How can we sort out the crisis of contemporary democracy?
How one simple phrase went on to symbolise the fight against adversity.
Walter Munk might be the most under-appreciated man in surfing, but he is a big deal in ocean science. If you've ever checked a surf forecast before paddling out, you have him to thank.
In the 19th century, Russian intellectuals launched a search for historical evidence of their moral and military superiority. What they found drives what today some call "Russian aggression."
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
The bell is a noisy and much loved national icon.
In the midst of the country's struggle for independence, India's film industry became a messenger and ally in the global fight against Britain's enemies
Whether it be African-Americans, Catholics or transgender people, the armed forces have played a vital role in shaping US social policy toward the country's minorities.
The French Army's efforts in the world wars have long been maligned. Its soldiers deserve better.
Operation Dynamo came to represent British resilience, but it came at a terrible cost.
How French memories of the Dunkirk evacuation differ from those of the British.
Moviegoers get a hint of why Dunkirk stayed with those who lived through it, but an online archive of survivors' stories offers more depth.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
Eighty years ago, Hormel Foods introduced a simple, canned meat product called Spam. It would go on to become one of the greatest marketing success stories of all time.
The children's author Michael Bond left a literary legacy of inclusion and tolerance.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.