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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Great All-Out Battle - Naval Warfare in the Pacific - WW2 Special

25May

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Great All-Out Battle - Naval Warfare in the Pacific - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - 141 - Carrier vs. Carrier - The Battle of Coral Sea - WW2 - May 9, 1942

9May

World War 2 Youtube Series - 141 - Carrier vs. Carrier - The Battle of Coral Sea - WW2 - May 9, 1942

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Escaping Hitler's Bunker

Escaping Hitler's Bunker: The Fate of Third Reich's Leaders written by Sjoerd J. de Boer.

Escaping Hitler's Bunker

Two Airborne veterans passed away

6May

Two Airborne veterans passed away

This week two Airborne veterans sadly passed away: Jim Chittenden 21st Independent Parachute Company (Italy) and Arnhem veteranLuis Dimarco, Signals Platoon, HQ Coy, 1st Parachute Battalion.

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The Netherlands Carillon will finally sound harmoniously after May 5

25Apr

The Netherlands Carillon will finally sound harmoniously after May 5

In 1951, the Dutch government decided to donate a carillon to the United States as a gesture of gratitude for the liberation and the Marshall aid. The instrument initially consisted of 49 bells and ended up in a modernist bell tower right next to Arlington National Cemetery with a view on the American capital of Washington D.C. In Bells for America, Diederik Oostdijk describes the arduous history of the Netherlands Carillon. The author is professor of English and American literature at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. We asked him several questions by e-mail about his book and the restoration of the instrument. The text was translated by Arnold Palthe.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Hitler's Money and How He Stole It - WW2 Special

21Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Hitler's Money and How He Stole It - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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[video] New documentary released about forgotten Battle of Otterlo (NL)

18Apr

[video] New documentary released about forgotten Battle of Otterlo (NL)

The Battle of Otterlo (April 15-17 1945) was an intense fight, including tanks, flamethrowers and hand-to-hand combat, with more than 1,000 soldiers involved and more than 100 persons killed in action. Remarkably, this battle is mostly unknown to the general public. Consequently, Menno J. de Vries decided to create a documentary about it that visualizes the events. The result was published yesterday on YouTube, at the 76th remembrance day.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - 138 - America Strikes Back - Tokyo in Flames - WW2 - April 18 1942

18Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - 138 - America Strikes Back - Tokyo in Flames - WW2 - April 18 1942

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Bataan Death March Begins – WAH 032 – April 1942, Pt. 1

17Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Bataan Death March Begins – WAH 032 – April 1942, Pt. 1

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Arnhem veteran Les Fulles passed away

10Apr

Arnhem veteran Les Fulles passed away

Arnhem veteran Les Fuller passed away on Thursday 8 Apri. During Operatie Market Garden he served with the 3rd battalion of the Parachute Regiment.

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28Mar

"New" photo of the Veestraatbrug in Helmond

For a number of years I have been researching World War II in Helmond . One is always looking for new material that is not yet known in Helmond historiography. This could be anything; diaries, letters or photos.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Eichmann: Mass Murderer or Train Conductor? – WW2 Biography Special

25Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Eichmann: Mass Murderer or Train Conductor? – WW2 Biography Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Fifty Families Murdered Every Hour

25Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Fifty Families Murdered Every Hour

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Extermination Begins at Auschwitz - March 1942, pt. 1

11Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Extermination Begins at Auschwitz - March 1942, pt. 1

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Japanese Raid Australia and the British Raid France

7Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Japanese Raid Australia and the British Raid France

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Colonial Troops Saving Their Masters - WW2 Special

6Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Colonial Troops Saving Their Masters - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Searching for traces of lost Jewish life

26Feb

Searching for traces of lost Jewish life

The Cologne-based photographer and blogger Christian Herrmann has travelled Eastern Europe for years to document traces of Jewish life before the Holocaust. Here, in a belt between the Baltic and Black Seas, lived the majority of European Jews. During the Second World War, almost all of them were murdered by the German occupiers and their collaborators. What remains are traces of Jewish life: destroyed or misappropriated synagogues, overgrown cemeteries, tombstones in the street paving, and traces of home blessings on door jambs. His book In schwindendem Licht / In Fading Light presents 110 photos of Jewish heritage sites in 57 cities, towns and villages in Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Hungary and Romania. We’ve asked him some question about his photographs by e-mail.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - German Army Surrounded: You Did Nazi That Coming!

14Feb

World War 2 Youtube Series - German Army Surrounded: You Did Nazi That Coming!

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Arnhem veteran Les Ransom passed way

9Feb

Arnhem veteran Les Ransom passed way

On Monday 8 February Arnhem veteraan Les Ransom passed away. Les served with 250 Company RASC. It's likely that he was the last veteran alive who fought at the Arnhem bridge.

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Austrian man leaves 'large amount' to village that saved family from Nazis

3Feb

Austrian man leaves 'large amount' to village that saved family from Nazis

A 90-year-old Austrian man leaves a gift to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France for saving his family.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Fortress Singapore Stands Alone! - WW2 - 127 - January 30, 1942

31Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - Fortress Singapore Stands Alone! - WW2 - 127 - January 30, 1942

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Nazi monuments around the world

27Jan

Nazi monuments around the world

There are hundreds of statues and monuments around the world to people who abetted or took part in the murder of Jews and others during the Holocaust.

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British WW2 veteran Tom Hicks passed away

25Jan

British WW2 veteran Tom Hicks passed away

British WW2 veteran sapper Tom Hicks passed away at the age of 101 years. He served with the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineer in Tunisia, Sicily, Southern Italy and Arnhem, where he was wounded and taken prisoner.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formalization of Extermination - The Wannsee Conference

24Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formalization of Extermination - The Wannsee Conference

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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