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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5Apr

Photoreport start of the exhibition 'For Valour'

On Thursday 5 April 2018 was the official start of the exhibition 'For Valour' in the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek. In this exhibition the five Arnhem Victoria Crosses are on display for the first time

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18Mar

Hard numbers: the Second World War visualised

Hard numbers. Wars create a lot of havoc and suffering for all parties concerned, both civilian and military. For statisticians and 'data visualisers' however there is also another side to it, that of numbers and data. In collaboration with Koendaat TracesOfWar offers a three part series which gives an in-depth look at statistics of air warfare.

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16Mar

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For

Army Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.

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3Feb

Photo report unveiling of a memorial for Short Stirling Mark I R9197 BU-V

On 3 February 2018 a memorial was unveiled in remembrance of Short Stirling Mark I R9197 BU-V, which has crashed near Leusden exactly 75 years earlier. The ceremony was attended by next of kin of the perished aircrew from the United Kingdom and Canada.

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18Dec

Happy New Year message STIWOT 2017

Only a short time to go and we will be heralding a new year. As usual, we take a short bird’s eye view on the past year.

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Nov2017

UK marks Remembrance Sunday

Politicians, members of the Royal Family and veterans are commemorating those who lost their lives in conflict as the UK marks Remembrance Sunday. A two-minute silence was held across the country and wreaths were laid at memorials. Prince Charles attended the annual ceremony at the Cenotaph in London and Big Ben chimed at 11:00 GMT. For the first time the Queen did not lay a wreath but instead watched from the Foreign Office's balcony.

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