Areas of Okinawa, Japan, still contain shallow, unmarked graves 70 years after World War II. For the past 20 years, a group of volunteers has advocated for the search and recovery of remains on the tiny island prefecture — and has performed most of the recovery work themselves.
Ceremonies were held across the United States Saturday to honor the men and women who died on a date that will live on infamy. In Washington, D.C., a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was held at the U.S. Navy Memorial.
The Navajo Code Talkers relied on their their native language to develop a code that helped to turn the course of World War II in the favor of the Allies. Of the original group of 29, only one is still alive: Chester Nez.
A Florida woman whose grandfather was among 52 servicemen killed when their Air Force transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain 63 years ago has accused the military of lagging behind in conducting DNA tests on remains recovered from the crash site last year.
A contract with an archaeology company to recover the remains of the last missing American prisoner of war from Stalag Luft III, the German camp made famous in the movie “The Great Escape,” represents a shift in how the Pentagon goes about repatriating missing war dead.
The grandson of a U.S. serviceman who flew on both planes that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 has devoted himself to a project almost unimaginable 70 years ago: spreading the stories of horror experienced by the hibakusha, or surviving victims.
Archeologists using 21st-century technology are mapping out the exact spots British soldiers and Colonial militiamen were standing as they fired at each other during a pivotal skirmish on the first day of the American Revolution.
Musicians, acrobats, jugglers, comedians, dancers and many more entertainers will head to Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s Ludwigstrasse on Sept. 18 and 19 as the second edition of strassen.kunst.festival unfolds.
If you’ve called Europe your home for 6 months, you are eligible to buy an InterRail pass, which allows you unlimited travel in one or all 30 participating European countries, with the exception of your country of residence.
They were little more than skeletons clad in rags, skin stretched over bone. The scars they bore told the story of some of Japan’s most brutal World War II prison camps: Formosa — or modern-day Taiwan.