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20May

World War 2 Youtube Series - Roald Dahl - Pilot, Seducer and Author - 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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17May

World War 2 Youtube Series - Nazi Nuts Trading Places & Victory for the Commonwealth

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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Domaine Airborne Normandy

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10May

World War 2 Youtube Series - Enigma Captured! - May 9, 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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3May

World War 2 Youtube Series - Balkans in Nazi Hands - A Greek Tragedy

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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26Apr

"Deep in the core there is something not right in the way we commemorate"

[TRANSLATED BY: THIJS DE VEEN] During the Bachelor and Master American Studies at the University of Groningen, Sebastiaan Vonk specialized in how wars and other events are commemorated. That resulted in the (English) graduation thesis “War is Hell, but Damned Exciting”. Based on “battlefield tourism” the thesis asks whether the way history is dealt with can indeed prevent the repetition of history. The thesis was nominated for the Theodore Roosevelt American History Award and in the meantime has been published. We asked Sebastiaan a number of questions through e-mail about his thesis.

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26Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Another Last Stand at Thermopylae - The Battle of Greece

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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25Apr

Roger Moorhouse wanted to bring Polish voices back into the narrative of the 1939 campaign

Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in modern German and Central European history, with particular interest in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and World War Two in Europe. A visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw, he is also the author of a number of books on modern German history, including Killing Hitler, Berlin at War, The Third Reich in 100 Objects and The Devils' Alliance. His latest book First to Fight: The Polish War 1939 - on the September Campaign that opened World War Two in Europe - was published in September 2019. We asked him some questions by e-mail about this book.

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22Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Early North-Africa Campaigns, by The Chieftain

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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19Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Yugoslavia Crushed - Battle for Greece Continues

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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17Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Charles De Gaulle - The Flame of French Resistance?

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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12Apr

Sabaton - In Flanders Fields

In 2010, when this website was still called Go2War2.nl, we were informed of a band; Sabaton. A Swedish heavy metal band that wrote songs about war. The visitor thought that we should also write reviews about their albums. We thought differently. It was not until four years later, in 2014, that I wrote a first blog about it on a new website; Wo2Actueel.nl. A week later followed by a second. That website has been merged into this one. Now six years later it is time for a new story.

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12Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Nazis in the Balkans - The Invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia

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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8Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Prince Paul of Yugoslavia - Victim of Circumstance?

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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6Apr

Crashed in the hostile nature of Netherlands New Guinea

[TRANSLATED BY: THIJS DE VEEN] In the summer of 1944 not only Normandy was the stage of war against a ruthless occupier. In the East too the allied forces were fighting a battle. In Netherlands New Guinea the Americans, Australians and Dutch fought side by side against the Japanese. In his new book KAIS Bas Kreuger tells the story of a lesser known, nonetheless very interesting history that took place at this war front.

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3Apr

U.S. veteran James Megellas passed away (103)

We’re pausing tonight to mourn the loss but celebrate the life of WWII hero U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) James “Maggie” Megellas. He passed away peacefully this evening at age 103.

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1Apr

TracesOfWar obtains unique photographs of Warsaw and the Jewish ghetto

Recently TracesOfWar recieved a collection of unique photo's. The photo's come from the heritage of a German soldier who served with a supply unit. They were taken in Warsaw and surroundings in 1942.

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28Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Poland Will Not Bow to Nazis & Stalinists

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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25Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Hans Oster - A German Against Nazism

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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22Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Culling the Nazi Wolfpacks - Submarines, Spies, China, and Africa

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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15Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Nigerians Chasing Italians Like Cheetahs Hunt a Bull

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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8Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Bulgaria Joins the Fascist Alliance

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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7Mar

Photo Report 'Airborne' premiere at Wings of Liberation Best

At Museum Wings of Liberation Best, the art installation “Airborne” was opened on Friday 6 March 2020. Around 75 years of freedom, Brabant Remembers shows with 'The Art of Freedom' in a series of temporary art installations at WWII heritage sites, not only the impact of the Second World War at the time, but also the importance for now and tomorrow.

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3Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Resistance in China - Myth or Reality?

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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