28Aug

WW2 Wellington Bomber Being Restored To Former Glory

Work is continuing on one of just two surviving Vickers Wellington bombers from the Second World War.

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28Aug

Lost WWII warplane found entombed in glacier

Engineers plan to recover the P-38, buried under 300 feet of ice, during an expedition next summer.

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27Aug

Researching S.I.R. interrogation reports enemy POWs

Currently we're researching the southern end of Operation Market Garden. Part of that research is going through the interrogation reports of German prisoners of war in the National Archives in Kew. They are part of the WO 208 Prisoners of War section. There is a bit of a problem with those. There those not seems to be an index for them, or a logical order. They aren't sorted by date or any thing else.

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27Aug

Second World War bomb defused in Germany, 18,500 evacuated before the operation

Ludwigshafen citizens were ordered to leave their homes as a precaution ahead of the defusing operation.

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26Aug

Jewish Heirs Take On an Art Foundation That Rights Nazi Wrongs

The German Lost Art Foundation tries to return art looted during World War II, but a family is challenging its ruling about works by Egon Schiele.

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25Aug

Sacramento World War II Hero Returning To France For Honors

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — His bomber went down near Germany in World War II. He not only lived to tell the story but now he’s being honored in France 75 years later.

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24Aug

Buried Second World War explosives complicate attempts to tackle German fire

Efforts to extinguish a wildfire the size of 500 football pitches in Germany have been complicated by Second World War ammunition found buried in the area.

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21Aug

France awarding a special medal to veterans of the Second World War

Canadian veterans of the 1944 campaign to liberate France may be eligible to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

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21Aug

Etchings discovered on north-east tree believed to have been written during Second World War

Etchings discovered on a tree in the north-east of Scotland are believed to have been written during the Second World War.

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21Aug

Bomb disposal unit called to Somerset beach

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to detonate the explosive

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19Aug

Government to investigate fresh claims of plundering of Second World War shipwrecks in Asia

An investigation is being launched into claims that up to 10 British Second World War wrecks in Asia have been plundered for scrap metal.

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17Aug

Japan must do more for Second World War 'comfort women': UN experts

Historians say up to 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II

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16Aug

Second World War Bomber Coming To London

A piece of history from the Second World War flies into London Thursday.

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16Aug

WW II shipwreck found in Bering Sea

U.S. scientists discovered the 22-metre stern of the USS Abner Read last month, about 88 metres below the Bering Sea. The Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.

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15Aug

Second World War plane found after 72 years as heatwave melts Swiss snow

A Second World War plane that crash landed in Switzerland has been uncovered after 72 years thanks to the recent heatwave.

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14Aug

Workers uncover rare Second World War boat in toxic Gowanus Canal in NYC during clean-up of waterway

Dredging of a heavily contaminated canal in New York City has resulted in the discovery of the remains of a shipwrecked Second World War vessel used to rescue downed pilots.

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14Aug

World War II remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

A fallen Marine finally returns, accompanied by an honor guard.

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13Aug

First US-Based World War II Master’s Degree Program Will Launch in January

The online graduate program is a collaboration between Arizona State University and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans

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13Aug

Second World War-era bombs removed from Baltic Sea resort

More than 2,000 people were evacuated during the operation to clear the bombs.

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13Aug

Rare Second World War bomb shelter sign obliterated by blundering workmen in Deptford

A rare Second World War ghost bomb shelter sign has been obliterated by blundering workmen who painted over the London landmark.

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13Aug

Remains of 35 Korean victims of Japan's forced labor to be repatriated

A Japanese Buddhist temple has conducted a memorial for 35 sets of remains belonging to Korean people brought to Japan to work for its factories and military during World War II before they are sent home this week, a South Korean civic group said Monday.

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11Aug

Mission to trace rescued WW2 airman

Teacher Gregory Delbrouck wants to hand back mementoes of the air gunner to his relatives.

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13May

Now available: 'War Zone Zoo'

The book ‘Oorlogszone Zoo’, written by STIWOT-contributor Kevin Prenger, has been translated in English, titled ‘War Zone Zoo’. It tells the history of the Berlin Zoo during World War 2. The book is available at Amazon, as paper back or as e-book.

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