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In Kohima Village, an octogenarian is preserving a treasure trove from World War II 

The war is long over. The memories are long gone. But in an annexe built in an octogenarian’s home in Nagaland's Kohima Village lies The Little Museum of The  Great War — filled with relics from one of the fiercest battles of World War II.

Dorothy Olsen, a pioneering pilot in World War II, dies at 103

When World War II began, Olsen and 25,000 other women applied to the Army Air Forces for the only jobs open to female pilots: freeing men for combat by ferrying newly minted fighters and bombers from the factories to domestic embarkation points for service overseas.

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Explained: Treaty of Versailles 100 years on — A fragile peace and a fraught legacy

The victorious powers — led by the United States, Britain, France and Italy — declared Germany and its allies to be solely responsible for the outbreak of World War I.

Home they brought Hari Singh, Palu Ram

Seventy five years after they were declared missing in action while fighting for the British Army, their remains come home to families who stake claim to their legacy — through demands for statues, jobs.

D-Day lessons

The 75th anniversary of Normandy Landings brings to focus erosion of values and systems set in place after World War II

Mortal remains of two World War II soldiers from Haryana brought home

Capt Pradeep Bali (retd) said Palu Ram sacrificed his life at the age of 19 during the war in Italy's Poggio Alto in 1944 while fighting the German forces. Hari Singh was said to be of 18 years of age when he fought the war.

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World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt, hundreds evacuated

The German news agency DPA reported the bomb was defused, as planned, underwater on Sunday, which led to a loud detonation and a big water fountain on the river. Police told DPA "the bomb is no longer a danger."

After the kiss

The sailor in Eisenstaedt’s iconic post-WWII photo has passed on. The demons his generation exorcised threaten to return

Greek, Italian presidents attend WW II commemoration parade

Italy invaded Greece on Oct. 28, 1940, from neighboring Albania, which it had occupied the previous year. The Italians expected a swift advance but were soon beaten back deep into Albania by the Greeks. T

Marine who died in WWII buried in Massachusetts

The 20-year-old was killed during fighting on the South Pacific island in October 1942 and received a field burial.

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A room without a view: Snapshots of Swiss Army bunkers converted to hotels

For upwards of almost $200 a night, guests at a Swiss hotel might expect to catch a glimpse of the towering Alps or overlook one of the country's famous lakes. But visitors to Hotel La Claustra get a room without a view. The 17-room hotel is buried in the Gotthard mountain range and, with cavernous walls and minimalist interior, offers the chance to spend a few nights in an ex-army bunker.

WWII memory: Destruction and construction of Japan

The combo pictures of initial destruction and reconstruction after the March 10, 1945 firebombing on Japan by the United States Army Air Forces during Pacific campaigns of World War II.

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TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of this week from around the world

Top Frames brings to you an incredible edit of the defining news images from around the globe.

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The day the first and the only time atomic bombs were unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan

It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.

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