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‘It was our little Poland in India’: WW-II survivors to visit Jamnagar camp today where ex-ruler offered them shelter

Around 1,000 Polish children, many of them orphans, were hosted at camp Balachadi — the seaside summer resort of the then ruler — after they were allowed to leave the Soviet Union in 1942

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British enlisted Indian children during World War-I, new book reveals

The account by writer and historian Shrabani Basu is based on official papers at the National Archives and British Library.

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Australian survivor of WWII ‘Great Escape’ dies aged 101

Royle died Sunday at a Perth hospital following surgery on a hip fracture that he suffered in a fall in a nursing home three weeks ago, his son Gordon Royle said.

Theatre review: The play about war and peace leaves you restless yet spellbound

The play was a tragic comedy, pulling emotional chords in a subtle and amusing way.

Of literary leanings and World War anecdotes

Brian McCall spoke about the Indian commemoration programmes in the UK and also the plans for India for which he has been working for the last two years.

India and the war

The Indian Army sent seven expeditionary forces to serve abroad.

Latvians honour Nazi allies from WWII

Latvians celebrated Legionnaires Day by paying tribute to World War II veterans who fought alongside Nazi troops.

Reeling in the Third Reich

Cinema scholar Gertrud Koch tackles a grim chapter of film history – Nazi propaganda films

Prince Andrew pays homage to WW II soldiers

Prince Andrew,Duke of York,paid homage to hundreds of soldiers of the Allied forces who fell in the fierce battle of Kohima in 1944 in the Second World War,by placing a wreath at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Kohima

Kingdom,not just of Rasagolla

The year was 1943. World War II was at its peak and the colonial government’s policies to prevent a Japanese invasion of India had backfired.

More than 900 World War II bombs found in Japan

Construction workers on a road expansion project detected the explosives with a metal detector and notified police.

Karzai visits Hiroshima to pray for atomic bomb victims

Karzai is on his first visit to Hiroshima today ahead of the 65th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the western Japanese city in World War II.

Swedes’ support for euro membership tumbles: Poll

Support among Swedes for adopting the euro has plunged as the euro zone debt crisis deepened,with the number of opponents rising to the highest level in more than a decade,a poll showed on Tuesday.

Use banana skins,potatoes to polish shoes,advises new book!

Bananas and potatoes can prove really useful when it comes to polishing shoes,suggests updated version of the Second World War booklet Make Do and Mend.