Australian scientist Mark Oliphant helped push the development of nuclear weapons during World War II but later riled at US attempts to keep the UK and others out of the nuclear arms race.
Gina Haspel is in hot water over the CIA's use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques'. And in decades past, the US imprisoned people for using the same methods.
Recent historical research has revealed that after the Nazis surrendered at end the Second World War, thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces.
Could the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea between American and Japanese aircraft carriers have turned out differently?
The controversial German film-maker was celebrated for her groundbreaking work, but the fact remains she was a prominent Nazi propagandist.
Raising U-3523 wouldn't be worth the incredible cost.
The Broadway hit offered an escape from the anxieties of World War II. But the America it portrayed – unified, patriotic and white – rings hollow today.
Wrecks like the recently discovered USS Juneau reveal much about combat on the oceans.
The effects of war, economic tension and accidental deaths have been mitigated by a sport that both cultures treasure.
Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
In the 1940s, the renowned Anglo-Australian artist became an outlaw just like his most famous subject, Ned Kelly.
Feb. 28 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside. A stealthy group of skiing commandos took out a crucial Nazi facility and stopped Hitler from getting the atomic bomb.
Criminalising suggestions that Poland was complicit in German atrocities during World War II denies history and will hinder scholarship.
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
The blockade of the Kokoda Track by local landowners is a product of the complex political and economic issues currently affecting Papua New Guinea.
Over 20,000 former POWs returned to Australia at the end of the second world war. Archival research sheds light on those who struggled to readjust to life here - and the impact on their wives.
More than 100 historic expeditionary and travel films have been digitised recently by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute.
A new survey asking Australians to rank the most significant events in their lifetimes show that same-sex marriage, September 11 and the apology to the Stolen Generations matter most.
Throughout American history, being a black celebrity has been a political act in and of itself. When viewed through this lens, the transition into politics for someone like Winfrey is more natural.
As Japanese imperialism rose and fell, its leaders interpreted and re-interpreted a single distinctive concept: "bushido".