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Friday, June 05, 2020

World war II


Beanpole: A moving tale of women and war

May 25, 2020 5:34 pm

Directed and written by Kantemir Balagov, this Russian movie is a poignant tale of two young women as they hope and try to heal from the wreckage of war

World War II: 75 years on, a son finds his father

May 06, 2020 11:56 am

Karl Cramm’s father was one of the more than 1 million German soldiers still considered missing after WWII. The 83-year-old had last seen him when he was just a boy. Then he got some surprising news.

Unknown Memories of India

February 02, 2020 11:39 pm

A group exhibition explores a slew of ignored and unheard stories from India’s past.

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: Who were the Cambridge Five, Soviet spies now feted by Putin's Russia?

December 21, 2019 7:30 am

The Cambridge Five was a KGB group of British spies who passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and the early stages of the Cold War.

Donald Trump says the Kurds 'didn’t help' at Normandy. Here’s the history

October 11, 2019 11:06 am

His words came as Turkey began an air and ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. So far, more than a dozen Kurdish fighters have been reported killed.

World War II-era bomber crashes; at least seven reported dead

October 03, 2019 9:29 am

Some of the survivors of the crash were critically injured, authorities said. One person on the ground was also hurt in the crash and a firefighter involved in the response suffered a minor injury. No children were on the plane.

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

September 20, 2019 10:31 pm

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

August 12, 2019 11:48 am

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.

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

June 28, 2019 5:04 pm

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.


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

January 19, 2016 12:30 am

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

March 09, 2015 1:44 pm

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.

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

August 30, 2014 10:49 am

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


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

August 06, 2018 4:07 am

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