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See a WWII combat helmet up close
See a WWII combat helmet up close

The M1 helmet was a WWII combat helmet used by the United States military in the 1940s, and the M1C helmet was designed especially for paratroopers. Take a look!

WW2 Hollywood deferments actors 1942
The truth about Hollywood draft deferments during WW2 (1942)

It is useless to deny that motion picture stars have been getting the best of it (as to immunity from draft). Some have been given special deferments and choice assignments and have been allowed extra months to finish pictures before having to report for active duty.

The Vietnam War, as seen on Newsweek magazine covers (1964-1973)
The Vietnam War, as seen on Newsweek covers (1964-1973)

Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America’s direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975. Here, take a look back at how some of the military action was portrayed stateside by Newsweek magazine.

Stories from WWII: A D-Day diary (1944)

On D-Day June 6, 1944, after the jump, my group of approximately 80 men met with Colonel Shanley’s group of about 120 men on the outskirts of the town of Picauville.

Vintage Life Savers candy

“No ring? Here’s your Life Saver” (1919) The man who can hand out Life Savers is best man to go to for holesome candy. Eat