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Largest WWII bomb in Poland explodes while being defused

15Oct

Largest WWII bomb in Poland explodes while being defused

The Tallboy bomb, used by the RAF, is thought to be the biggest ever discovered in the country.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Rape of Humanity at Babi Yar - War Against Humanity 019

3Oct

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Rape of Humanity at Babi Yar - War Against Humanity 019

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 - Free from the Nazi Occupation - but for how long can it last?

27Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Free from the Nazi Occupation - but for how long can it last?

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 - Resistance is Futile in Nazi Europe - War Against Humanity 018

26Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Resistance is Futile in Nazi Europe - War Against Humanity 018

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 Man in Monty's Shadow - Claude Auchinleck - WW2 Biography

23Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Man in Monty's Shadow - Claude Auchinleck - WW2 Biography

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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The strong faith of RAF veteran John Henry Meller

19Sep

The strong faith of RAF veteran John Henry Meller

TracesOfWar employee Wijnand de Gelder recently reviewed the book The Boy With Only One Shoe by RAF veteran John Henry Meller (1924). In his early youth, at the age of three, the writer was severely burned with third-degree burns by boiling water. Here, according to his own words, he had a near-death experience: he saw a glowing light and a staircase far into the clouds. As he climbed and climbed he saw a kind of angel in a gate. He didn't want to let him enter heaven: You can't come in - because you only have one shoe!

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 1941: Medium and Heavy Tanks

16Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 1941: Medium and Heavy Tanks

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 - Victory for the Red Army!

13Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Victory for the Red Army!

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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How the story of Horsa 166 and the 13 Platoon travels through time

12Sep

How the story of Horsa 166 and the 13 Platoon travels through time

[TRANSLATED BY: FRANCOIS DUMAS] 'No Return Flight' tells about author Haks Walburgh Schmidt's search for the occupants of the Horsa glider 166 that landed near Arnhem on September 18, 1944. The men who set foot on Dutch soil belonged to the British 13 Platoon of the 1st Airborne Border Regiment. A quest that lasted almost 20 years, which eventually led to a poignant image of the Battle of Arnhem. In the fascinating stories from before, during, and after the battle, the human aspect and the personal experience of the soldiers are central. With the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, we asked Haks Walburgh Schmidt some questions about his book via email.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 1941

9Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 1941

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 war is two years old

6Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - The war is two years old

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 - War Against Humanity 017

4Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - War Against Humanity 017

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 - Hitler's Hangman - Reinhard Heydrich

2Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Hitler's Hangman - Reinhard Heydrich

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 Now! - War Against Humanity 016 - August 1941

28Aug

World War 2 Youtube Series - Extermination Now! - War Against Humanity 016 - August 1941

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 -

22Aug

World War 2 Youtube Series - "There are no Soviet Prisoners of War, only Traitors"

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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Your holiday pictures on TracesOfWar? Help needed in FR-BE-DE-NL

7Aug

Your holiday pictures on TracesOfWar? Help needed in FR-BE-DE-NL

Calling all TracesOfWar readers! Have you recently been on holiday in France, Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany? We can use your photos to further complete our website.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - A Career Anti-Fascist – George Orwell - WW2 Biography Special

7Aug

World War 2 Youtube Series - A Career Anti-Fascist – George Orwell - 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 - Operation Barbarossa - How much Intelligence do you need? - WW2 Special

31Jul

World War 2 Youtube Series - Operation Barbarossa - How much Intelligence do you need? - 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 - Barbarossa: a Wehrmacht Soap Opera - WW2 - 099 - July 18 1941

Jul2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Barbarossa: a Wehrmacht Soap Opera - WW2 - 099 - July 18 1941

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 - Spanish Republican Exiles

Jul2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Spanish Republican Exiles

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 Real James Bond was Balkan - Duško Popov

Jul2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Real James Bond was Balkan - Duško Popov

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 - Wehrmacht 1/3 of Way to Moscow - July 4 1941

Jul2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Wehrmacht 1/3 of Way to Moscow - July 4 1941

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 - A Non-Nazi in Nazi Uniform? - Gerd von Rundstedt - WW2 Biography Specia

Jul2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - A Non-Nazi in Nazi Uniform? - Gerd von Rundstedt - WW2 Biography Specia

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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