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Princess Elizabeth learning car maintenance in 1945.

The Queen trained as a mechanic while a teenager during World War II. These photos show how she served her country.

Before she became Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth volunteered as a truck driver and mechanic during World War II.
Trump called himself a "wartime president" on March 18, but didn't utilize wartime powers until March 27.

Trump is finally using wartime powers to mobilize against the coronavirus, but his orders are confusing. Here’s what we know about Trump as R...

President Donald Trump has selectively used the Defense Production Act, ordering only certain companies to produce medical equipment.
A woman walks by the empty playground of P.S. 142 after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak in Manhattan, New York City, New York

The coronavirus compelled me to talk about some of the horrors of recent history with my young kids

Opinion | The coronavirus compelled me to talk about some of the horrors of recent history with my young kids.

A former US Navy vessel turned $800,000 houseboat called ‘the Evil Eye’ is on sale the Bay Area— see inside

The boat was a balloon barge, used to stop kamikazes in World War II. Author Shel Silverstein lived in it for decades.
The clinker works in the former concentration camp (KZ) Neuengamme.

A 94-year-old former Nazi camp guard who’s living in Tennessee is going to be deported to Germany

Friedrich Karl Berger served as an armed guard at a sub-camp of Neuengamme near Meppen, Germany, during World War II.
An empty classroom.

A Maryland school district apologized after a ‘clearly visible’ Nazi flag in a school window ’caused hurt’ in the community

The flag horrified some members of the school's community, while others saw it as a teaching tool, not a declaration of anti-Semitism.
An aerial view of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp on December 19, 2019 in Oswiecim, Poland.

Photos show the horrors of Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

Over 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz, including nearly a million Jews. On the day of liberation 75 years ago, only 7,000 were saved.
A user rides a Spin scooter on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

6 crucial turning points in Silicon Valley history that made it the tech capital of the world

A Silicon Valley historian explains how six key moments shaped the region, from Stanford's budget crisis to expanding the San Jose airport.
The now-deleted DoD Facebook post featuring the photo of a Nazi war criminal

The Army and the Pentagon commemorated the Battle of the Bulge with a large photo of a Nazi who murdered US prisoners in that fight

An Army corps started retelling the battle's story from the perspective of an enemy war criminal, and referred to Nazi Germany as a "beloved nation."
World War II veteran George Arnstein, second to the right, listens as a US Army Band bugler plays the Taps during a World War II commemoration event December 16, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A 95-year-old former soldier was the only WWII veteran at the Battle of the Bulge memorial in Washington, DC

"Above all, it was bitter cold," George Arnstein said of the Battle of the Bulge. "It was the coldest winter in I don't know how many decades."