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This Week In History News, Aug. 5 – 11

This Week In History News, Aug. 5 – 11

Mystery of Mayan collapse uncovered, builders and purpose of Stonehenge revealed, thousands of WWII weapons found under Japanese school.
Thousands Of World War II-Era Weapons Found Buried Underneath A School In Tokyo

Thousands Of World War II-Era Weapons Found Buried Underneath A School In Tokyo

Authorities say that it's uncommon for such a large cache of World War II weapons to be buried all at once.
Hidden World War II Message Carved Into Irish Coast Revealed By Wildfire

Hidden World War II Message Carved Into Irish Coast Revealed By Wildfire

During World War II, markings like this one were a matter of life and death.
Remains Of Tuskegee Airman Identified More Than 70 Years After His Death

Remains Of Tuskegee Airman Identified More Than 70 Years After His Death

Lawrence Dickson was declared M.I.A. in 1944 after his plane went down due to engine troubles somewhere over the Austria-Italy border.
The Nazis Killed Her Husband, So She Got A Tank – And Her Revenge

The Nazis Killed Her Husband, So She Got A Tank – And Her Revenge

Mariya Oktyabrskaya's husband was killed by the Nazis, so she became a tank driver in the Red Army.
How Claire Phillips Used Her Gentleman’s Club As A Front For A World War II Spy Ring

How Claire Phillips Used Her Gentleman’s Club As A Front For A World War II Spy Ring

Claire Phillips was a smalltown girl from Michigan who wound up running a spy ring for the United States in the Japan-occupied Philippines during World War II.
How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic

How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic

If author H.A. Rey hadn't avoided the Nazis in dramatic fashion, the world wouldn't even know about Curious George today.
Why John Basilone Might Be The Most Badass Marine Of World War II

Why John Basilone Might Be The Most Badass Marine Of World War II

World War II Marine John Basilone, hero of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, once said that he was a "plain soldier" — he was wrong.
This Bonsai Has Survived 392 Years And Not Even The Hiroshima Bombing Could Kill It

This Bonsai Has Survived 392 Years And Not Even The Hiroshima Bombing Could Kill It

When this tree was planted in 1625, the United States was still 150 years away from even becoming a nation.
How Léo Major Single-Handedly Liberated A Dutch City From The Nazis

How Léo Major Single-Handedly Liberated A Dutch City From The Nazis

The German guards on the outskirts of the city of Zwolle killed Léo Major's friend. Then he killed them — and liberated the entire city on his own.
Why The Nazis Called Virginia Hall “The Most Dangerous Of All Allied Spies”

Why The Nazis Called Virginia Hall “The Most Dangerous Of All Allied Spies”

Virginia Hall may have had just one leg, but no other covert operative tormented the Nazis quite like the "Limping Lady."