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World War 2


Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

June 06, 2021 8:54 pm

Several ceremonies are scheduled Sunday to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the decisive assault that led to the liberation of France and western Europe from Nazi control, and honor those who fell.

Greece makes fresh WWII reparation claims from Germany

April 05, 2021 10:36 pm

The cost of the damage caused by Nazi Germany in Greece during the war has been estimated at €289 billion ($339 billion) by a Greek parliamentary commission. That amount includes a loan that Greece was forced to grant the German central bank.

Capt. Tom Moore, UK veteran who walked for NHS, dies at 100

February 02, 2021 10:36 pm

Capt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for healthcare workers has died after testing positive for COVID19.

A beloved World War II photo comes to life in a virtual reunion

December 27, 2020 9:06 pm

Late last month, Adler Donley shared the photo on several World War II-themed internet groups, along with an appeal: “Trying to find these children from Italy. My dad Martin Adler, 96 years old, would be overjoyed. Please share.”

Watch: World War II-era 'earthquake bomb' explodes in Polish waters

October 15, 2020 12:48 pm

No one was hurt in the operation, which the Polish military forces said they considered a success because the munition, a British “Tallboy” bomb, had ultimately been destroyed.

German bomb experts to defuse World War II bomb in Frankfurt

June 05, 2020 6:29 pm

Around 2,700 people have been asked to leave their homes as the authorities have cordoned off the area as a precaution to defuse the 500-kilogram World War II bomb.

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.


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.