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Friday, May 29, 2020

World War 2


Explained: Importance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

January 28, 2020 8:02 am

In many ways, Auschwitz has become the center of Holocaust history and research and serves as a reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust. On January 27 this year, survivors of the Holocaust and international heads of state will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

How a WWII Japanese soldier’s photo album, lost 74 years ago, finally reached his family

December 22, 2019 11:19 am

For 40 years, Chopra had in his care a photograph album dating to World War II. It belonged to Japanese soldier Hideo Shikata.

Explained: The Munich Agreement and the road to World War II, 80 years ago

September 02, 2019 9:15 am

Great Britain and France, which had assured help to Poland, declared war on Germany and its allies two days later, on September 3.

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.

Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

July 19, 2019 2:18 pm

The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. But the Navy determined in 2001 that it had been sunk by a German submarine.

World War II bomb defused in Berlin, over 3,000 people evacuated

June 15, 2019 4:14 pm

The bomb, which was found at a depth of about 10 feet, had an intact detonator, police added. The Berlin Police had put up a map of the area on Twitter, indicating the places where the evacuation will happen.

D-Day DNA: GI's sons piece together lost WWII love story

May 20, 2019 6:55 pm

Even as Europe, the United States and their allies mark 75 years since 160,000 Allied troops stormed a heavily-fortified 50-mile (80-kilometer) stretch of Nazi-occupied coastline in Normandy, the history of D-Day and its aftermath is still being written.

Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China

April 07, 2018 1:27 pm

The activation of the 2,100 strong ARDB takes Japan a step closer to creating a force similar to a US Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) able to plan and execute operations at sea far from its home base.

(Gogh)ne With The Wind

March 04, 2018 12:29 am

Nandy's attempt to create a thrilling cross-continent chase for one of the world's most sought-after paintings is admirable, but the execution is lacking.

Thousands evacuate in Frankfurt before WWII bomb defused

September 03, 2017 5:42 pm

In Frankfurt, bomb disposal experts will use a special system to try and unscrew the fuses attached to the HC 4,000 bomb from a safe distance. If that fails, a water jet will be used to cut the fuses away from the bomb.


Top Frames: China's Military Parade, Vladimir Putin's workout, Europe migrant crisis

September 05, 2015 8:00 am

Chinese troops staged a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing; Vladimir Putin worksout in an open-air gym; Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus.