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Second World War


Memorial on Maldives' Addu Atoll: remembering the dead of World War 2

March 27, 2022 9:19 pm

The Addu Atoll Memorial commemorates 70 personnel of the armed forces of undivided India who were killed at the RAF base on the island between 1942 and 1944.

Explained: Two contentious laws, opposed by the US, that shook Poland's ruling coalition

August 13, 2021 11:22 am

The Polish parliament has passed two Bills that make changes to media ownership rules and to property restitution laws for Holocaust survivors, attracting criticism from the US and the EU, and sparking protests across the country.

NFSU to join hands with US agency to recover remains of WWII personnel

May 31, 2021 1:43 am

As per the MoU, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) under the DOD will come to India to trace, recover and identify the missing personnel of US Army of World War II in India.

70 years after court martial, documentary seeks redemption for ‘Hero of Poonch’

January 19, 2021 12:24 pm

Brig Pritam Singh, who had been awarded the Military Cross for bravery during the Second World War, had led a year-long dogged defence of Poonch (J&K) in 1947-48 against Pakistani invaders. However, he was court martialled in 1951 due to professional rivalry and intrigues.

Life has triumphed over death in Hiroshima, but memories and stories remain

August 07, 2020 10:12 am

Shashi Tharoor writes: When the museum commemorates its 65th anniversary this year, 75 years to the day after the A-bomb fell, it will help the world to keep its own memories intact — so that humankind can, through these searing reminders, ensure it never suffers or witnesses the horror of nuclear bombing again.

WWII mourned: German President expresses remorse, warns about dangers of nationalism

September 02, 2019 3:22 pm

``This war was a German crime,'' President Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Poland's top leaders, US Vice President Mike Pence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders at a 80th anniversary ceremony marking World's War II's outbreak.

WWII military parade: Ambitious China, divided Asia, uncertain India

September 04, 2015 8:07 am

In most societies, the past is never really past. It is continually put to political use by governments in pursuit of a current political objective. China is no exception.

China’s 300,000 troop cut: Expect better air and sea power

October 07, 2016 5:06 pm

At 2.3 million active-duty personnel, China has one of the largest active-duty militaries in the world.

Assamese, Manipuri, Naga authors have kept alive World War II fought 70 years ago

May 08, 2015 7:47 pm

In Assam, a whole generation of writers had written interesting novels, short stories, poems and plays with the War as the backdrop.

US team in Assam village in search of remains of WW-II aircraft

October 30, 2014 12:05 pm

The B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the US towards the end of World War II.