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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

World war II


Oldest US veteran of WWII, Lawrence N Brooks, dies at 112

January 06, 2022 11:02 am

Brooks, born on September 12, 1909, was known for his good-natured sense of humour, positivity and kindness.

Why Sardar Patel supported Partition

October 31, 2021 7:49 am

Rajmohan Gandhi writes: The Congress stalwart held that it would enable the vast India that remained to have a strong central government and remove Muslim League’s capacity to obstruct.

A tech-savvy Holocaust memorial in Ukraine draws critics and crowds

October 06, 2021 12:37 pm

The tech-heavy approach has drawn criticism from traditionalists, who say it dishonors the solemnity of the topic. The Nazis shot tens of thousands of Jews, Roma, Ukrainian and Russian prisoners of war at Babyn Yar, as wells as patients from psychiatric hospitals and others.

Gilbert Seltzer, soldier in the world war II ‘ghost army,’ dies at 106

September 12, 2021 10:33 am

Shortly after the war, the 23rd became known as the Ghost Army. In later years Seltzer, who at his death was the oldest surviving Ghost Army soldier, became a public ambassador for veterans of the unit.

Room without a view: French war bunker reborn as guesthouse

August 24, 2021 10:50 am

War-time touches in Bunker L479 include helmets, reproduction guns and signs on the walls

Explained: Why Poland is backing laws that make it tough for Jews to reclaim stolen property

June 30, 2021 7:26 am

Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called the legislation a "disgrace”, while the country’s embassy in Poland said it would "make it impossible" for seized property to be returned and make it harder for families to seek compensation.

In Assam, a defunct World War II airstrip takes wings again

June 05, 2021 7:33 pm

After lying abandoned for decades, Rupsi was finally redeveloped under the Central government’s UDAN scheme last month, spelling hope for not just lower Assam, which borders Bangladesh, but Bengal and Meghalaya too.

The pandemic has resulted in fewer babies... and that's not good news

April 07, 2021 2:50 pm

Research shows that the US is facing the biggest slump in births in a century, France has recorded its lowest birth rate since World War II and China has received 15% fewer registrations for babies.

Explained: Why finding wreck of Karlsruhe, the sunken German WWII warship, is significant

September 09, 2020 11:47 am

The exact location of the Karlsruhe's wreckage had remained a mystery for the past 80 years due to the discrepancies in the testimonies given by the captain and crew of the ship and others who witnessed its sinking.

How Manipur's Battlefield Diggers are unearthing stories from World War II

September 02, 2020 6:06 pm

Several British and Japanese soldiers died in the hills of Manipur during some of the fiercest battles of WWII. They do not lie there forgotten. A team of “battlefield diggers” has been scouring this terrain to find their remains -- and bring some closure to the families seeking answers about their final days in a foreign land.


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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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