As awful as war is, it has a way of bonding people. We'd imagine that goes double for these guys, who found themselves having to pretty much fight battles themselves.
Some of what you think you know is wrong, some of it is misconstrued, and most of it just left your head completely the minute 8th grade history ended.
We sat down with Katarina Urbanek, who spent her teenage years studying in Slovakia during WWII, where she also enlisted as a member of the Slovak Underground.
It turns out that a lot of the stuff that defines the modern battlefield has been around in some form for a lot longer than we think, thanks to murderous geniuses who were decades or centuries ahead of their time.
Censorship commits a greater sin than 'threatening freedom' or 'oppressing thought': It completely alters the story's message.
Sometimes the experts get things wrong, giving us a view of the past that more closely resembles the fever dreams of a Muppet designer than actual animals.
These folks stared right into the eyes of heavily armed evil and slowly, purposefully, without ever breaking eye contact, raised both middle fingers.
How many history-making men have we almost lost to fatal pissing contests? A frightening amount, it turns out.
When these people fought back against their respective regimes, they did it with style.
It's almost like there were whole advertising offices infiltrated by aliens pretending to be humans and these ads are what they threw up at the end of the day.
Ideas are hard, you guys. (At least when you insist on actually coming up with your own.)
Having spent the better part of a decade reading, talking, and writing about presidents, I've come to a conclusion: They are terrifying.
Let's sit back and appreciate the fact that we don't have to experience the utter chaos that are these calendars.