9Sep

Second World War letters and photographs preserved in digital archive

The archive currently holds about 3,500 personal documents, including 2,000 photographs.

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9Sep

Navy ships are sent to protect British Second World War wrecks that are being plundered by pirates 

Military chiefs are sending a task force to protect British ships designated as war graves after The Mail on Sunday revealed how they are being plundered by pirates.

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9Sep

Veterans of RAF 550 Squadron return for 75th anniversary reunion

An act of remembrance formed part of the annual reunion in North Killingholme, where the 550 Squadron, Royal Air Force was based from 1944 to 1945

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9Sep

Second World War veterans to reunite above the skies of Coventry

Around 100 veterans are expected to be in attendance

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6Sep

Locals restore second World War ‘Éire’ sign on Bray Head

Recently uncovered display was used as navigational aid by US planes

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6Sep

This 'Rifle That Won World War II' Is Likely To Be The Most Expensive Ever

General George Patton called it “the greatest battle implement ever devised.” It was our nation’s first successful semi-automatic battle rifle, and it was used to defeat fascist forces from the frozen forests of Bastogne to the volcanic ridges of Iwo Jima.

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5Sep

World War II veteran honored in Carlsbad

He fought in Okinawa. He fought in Iwo Jima. Both some of the biggest naval battles in military history, and pivotal moments in World War II. At 93 years old, Calvin Strickland was honored for his service to the U.S. Navy Tuesday in his hometown of Carlsbad.

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2Sep

Reunion for the hidden Bletchley Park heroines who helped break Hitler code

Almost 100 codebreakers will gather at Bletchley Park today to celebrate the role that breaking Nazi and Japanese codes played in securing victory in the Second World War. Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman and Bill Tutte are famed for unravelling Hitler’s messages, but the thousands of staff who laboured night and day received little recognition.

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2Sep

Russia celebrates the Day Second World War ended

Day the Second World War ended is celebrated today in Russia.

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2Sep

Navy divers blow up Second World War German bomb after it got caught up in nets put out by fishermen

This dramatic footage shows the moment Royal Navy bomb disposal experts blow up a Second World War German bomb.

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2Sep

British Second World War veteran sets scuba diving record at age of 95

A 95-year-old British veteran of the Second World War broke his own record on Saturday as the world's oldest scuba diver after taking the plunge to explore a shipwreck off Cyprus.

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2Sep

WW2 - September 1 1939 - The Polish German War

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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31Aug

Outrage as Glasgow war memorial torched in suspected petrol bomb attack

The new tribute in Dennistoun to those who gave their lives in the First and Second World War was targeted overnight.

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31Aug

Special service in Nuneaton to honour fallen airmen of all nations

Airmen who lost their lives whilst serving at Nuneaton’s two wartime airfields will be remembered during a special service on Battle of Britain Sunday.

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31Aug

Manchester bomb alert: Homes evacuated after Second World War grenade found in Stockport

Police were called to homes on the edge of Manchester today after a Second World War grenade was unearthed.

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29Aug

Newly-released files show UK ignored rise of anti-Semitism in Second World War

National Archive documents show British politicians blamed Jews for the rise of hatred and failed to act to stop it

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29Aug

World War II air raid shelter cafe gets urgent protection

Brisbane City Council urgently protected two potential heritage properties from development, including a private air raid shelter that was converted into a cafe.

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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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