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Monday, January 18, 2021

World war II


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.

Noor Inayat Khan first Indian-origin woman to get memorial plaque in London

August 29, 2020 4:13 pm

Remembering Noor, Basu said, when Noor Inayat Khan left this house on her last mission, she would have never dreamed that one day she would become a symbol of bravery.

Uttara Baokar: 'Anything that begins has an end'

August 15, 2020 8:25 am

The actor, 76, on living through and learning from the dark times of war and violence

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.


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.