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World War 2


Crowds honor WWII veterans at Normandy D-Day celebrations

June 06, 2022 3:31 pm

The 98-year-old Penobscot Native American from Indian Island, Maine, took part in a sage-burning ceremony near the beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Operation Mincemeat movie review: Colin Firth leads the cream of British acting in old-fashioned spy drama

May 14, 2022 7:59 am

Operation Mincemeat movie review: Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen star in director John Madden's handsome drama about one of the most unbelievable espionage operations in history.

A Nazi soldier stole a watch in 1942. It turned up 80 years later.

April 17, 2022 2:53 pm

The watch, made as a gift in 1910, has been returned to the maker’s family in the Netherlands. It still works.

Military Digest | 80 years of a strange Indian mutiny of World War II

April 04, 2022 11:07 am

In subsequent editions of this Column, the other mutinies will be covered but today we shall recall the Christmas Island mutiny which took place on March 11, 1942.

Sniper Elite 5 gets a release date, coming May 26

March 17, 2022 3:45 pm

Sniper Elite 5 follows sexpert marksman Karl Fairburne as he tries uncovering the mysterious Project Fairburne in 1944 war-ridden France.

Explained: Why Putin uses WWII to justify attacks in Ukraine

February 26, 2022 7:23 pm

The Holocaust, World War II and Nazism have been important tools for Putin in his bid to legitimize Russia’s moves in Ukraine, but historians see their use as disinformation and a cynical ploy to further the Russian leader’s aims.

Explained: What was the 'Ghost Army' deployed by the US in World War II?

February 06, 2022 2:49 pm

The existence of the ‘Ghost Army’ was unknown for about 50 years after it was formed in January 1944. The unit had a “strange mission”, to keep enemy troops in the dark about the number and location of American troops.

Possible relics of lost WWII US bomber, crew found in Italy

December 24, 2021 10:54 am

The six-week dig that ended this week was carried out by a team from the Pentagon’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which locates and identifies missing U.S. military personnel around the world.

Josephine Baker, first Black woman honored in French Pantheon

November 28, 2021 4:05 pm

On Tuesday, a coffin carrying soils from the US, France and Monaco — places where Baker made her mark — will be deposited inside the domed Pantheon monument overlooking the Left Bank of Paris. Her body will stay in Monaco, at the request of her family.

Manipur: Two killed after WW-II era bomb explodes in Indo-Myanmar border town

September 30, 2021 12:11 am

In November last year, as many as 122 unexploded artillery shells of WW-II era bombs were excavated from the same place while leveling the area for house construction, said additional SP Tengnoupal.


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.