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1939–1945 global conflict between the Axis and the Allies
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Donald Trump: 1917 pandemic probably ended Second World War
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Captain Sir Tom 'delighted' by Army training college honour
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Merkel warns of possible EU summit failure
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'Impasse' EU talks extended to Sunday
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Queen Elizabeth Knights 100-year-old World War II Veteran
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Stash of ammunition believed to be of World War-II era found in Imphal
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Captain Sir Tom Moore to be knighted by Queen in unique ceremony
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Dame Vera Lynn laid to rest
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Ditchling residents pay respect to Dame Vera Lynn
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Nazi submarine base in France repurposed for art space
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Eiffel Tower re-opens with new rules
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Russia's Putin hails Soviet role in WWII at military parade
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Artist lets public deface Hitler portrait
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Artist tests public opinion with Hitler's portrait
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Putin watches WW2 parade before vote to extend his rule
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Abuses of British Empire come under scrutiny
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Moscow
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Watch: Rehearsal by Indian contingent takes place ahead of 75th Victory Day Parade at Moscow
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Joint flypast commemorates WWII resistance
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Social distancing maintained as Johnson greets Macron
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PM and Macron view wartime artefacts
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Vera Lynn, The Forces' Sweetheart, Dies Aged 103
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'Forces' Sweetheart' Vera Lynn dies aged 103
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Trump erroneously says 1918 Spanish Flu 'probably ended' WWII, which happened two decades later"In 1917, they say, right, the great pandemic certainly was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people, probably ended the Second World War," Trump said. "All the soldiers..
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Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old is an extraordinary experienceThey Shall Not Grow Old, a World War II documentary directed by Peter Jackson, is now streaming on Netflix. I am not certain ‘documentary’ is the right word for this 100-minute film as it is not a..
World War Two: Pilot's daughter thanks man who found dog tag in EssexThe tag was found 40 years ago, but social media has now helped track down a late pilot's relative.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75th anniversary of atomic bombingsIt is 75 years since the US dropped atomic bombs on the two Japanese cities, leading to WW2's end.
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96-year-old WWII veteran graduates from collegeGiuseppe Paterno, a 96-year-old World War II veteran from Palermo, Italy, just graduated from college – becoming the country's oldest university graduate.
Survivor of world's first nuclear attack recounts Hiroshima bombing 75 years laterThe U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan 75 years ago. A few days later, a second nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, forcing the Japanese to surrender and bringing an end..
The Photographers Who Captured the Toll of Hiroshima and NagasakiA new book of photos documents the human impact of the bombings that ended World War II — and challenges a common American perception of the destruction in Japan.
Japan Marks 75 Years of Hiroshima Nuclear Attack: Here Are 5 Things You Need to KnowThe city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the worlds first nuclear attack on Thursday. Three days after its Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima, the United States dropped a..
Hiroshima: Japan marks 75 years since first atomic bombThe first nuclear weapon used in war killed 140,000 people - Japan surrendered days later, ending WW2.
American Troops to Leave Germany: Is It Goodbye or Just Auf Wiedersehen?The continued presence of tens of thousands of American military personnel in Europe seventy-five years after the end of the Second World War is rarely questioned either by politicians or the..
WWII crew honored with Congressional Gold MedalIn a virtual ceremony, the U.S. Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor to the crew of the USS Indianapolis that was sunk by a Japanese submarine in July 30, 1945. (July..
Japanese court recognises more Hiroshima bomb survivorsA Hiroshima court issued a rare ruling expanding the designation of atomic bomb survivors to include more people hit by radioactive "black rain", 75 years after the US nuclear attack on Japan at the..
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WW2: The nun who saved my lifeAn extraordinary Catholic nun saved Hélène Ullrich and 82 other children during the Holocaust in France.
Treasurer announces $184.5 billion deficit forecast, the largest since World War IITreasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced a deficit of $85.8 billion in 2019-2020 and $184.5 billion in 2020-2021 due to coronavirus spending measures and a downturn in revenue.
Leaders and survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacreWorld leaders have joined survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre to remember the victims of the only crime in Europe since the Second World War that has been declared a genocide. Most international..
Dame Vera Lynn: Flypast to honour Forces' SweetheartThe singer of We’ll Meet Again, who entertained British troops in World War Two, died last month.
Hanks on US protests: 'It is a reckoning that's going on'Actor Tom Hanks, who stars in new World War II naval drama "Greyhound," believes America is currently in the middle of a "reckoning" which "should have been around 15 years ago." (July 7)
Former Nazi concentration camp guard on trial in GermanyThe prosecution's closing arguments will be heard today in the trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people during World War II. In..
New French PM to unveil reshuffled cabinetFrance's new Prime Minister Jean Castex was on Monday expected to unveil a reshuffled government tasked with helping the economy brave its worst crisis since World War II and injecting fresh momentum..
Tom Hanks explains how Greyhound is actually an animated movieTom Hanks will next be seen in the World War II drama Greyhound that releases on Apple TV+ on July 10. In the film, he plays Commander Ernest Krause, who finds himself in the Battle of the Atlantic..
Luxury hotel project stays its course in RomeRenovations underway to turn Rome building into new Bulgari hotel, despite worst tourism crisis since WW2. (July 3)
Nelson Henry Dies at 96; Fought to Correct Military SlightIn World War II, he was given an insulting “blue discharge”; more than 70 years later, he was upgraded to “honorable.” He died of the coronavirus.
Australia plans $190 billion defense boost over decadeAustralia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced 270 billion Australian dollars ($190 billion) in additional defense spending over the next decade, which will include long-range missiles and other..
Putin tells Russians to vote for changes that could extend his ruleVladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Russians to vote for constitutional changes that would allow him to run again for president twice, calling the reforms a guarantor of stability, security and prosperity...
England faces shortfall of 84,000 new homes unless ministers take urgent action to 'avert disaster', charity warnsNumber of new social rent homes could plummet by 30 per cent this year – making it lowest since Second World War, while more than a million households stuck on social housing waiting lists, analysis..
Russian army museum showcases bravery of soldier from Pithoragarh during WWII
Russia WW2 parade goes ahead despite coronavirus fearsPresident Vladimir Putin said the parade could go ahead as coronavirus had retreated in the country.
Russia holds World War Two victory parade in coronavirus shadowThe military parade celebrating Nazi Germany's defeat was postponed from 9 May due to the lockdown.
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Putin accuses West of 'insulting' Russia over WWII legacyPresident Vladimir Putin has accused the West of "mean" attempts to insult Russia by re-writing World War II history as Moscow prepares to commemorate Soviet victory with a Red Square parade. In a..
Japan PM Abe to skip visit to Russia for WWII victory parade next weekJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold talks in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 5, 2019. (Kyodo) TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit...
Facebook Removes Trump Ads Displaying Symbol Used by NazisNazis used a red triangle to classify political prisoners during World War II. The Trump campaign said the red triangle in its Facebook ads was associated with antifa, a claim experts rejected.
Vera Lynn dies at 103Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular "Forces' Sweetheart" who serenaded British troops abroad during World War II, has died at 103. (June 18)
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World War II forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103LONDON (AP) — Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular “Forces’ Sweetheart” who serenaded British troops abroad during World War II, has died at 103. During the war and long after, Lynn got..
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British singer and wartime icon Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103British singer and songwriter Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103. She was very popular during WWII, and best known for her song We'll Meet Again.
Dame Vera Lynn: Forces' Sweetheart dies aged 103The singer of We’ll Meet Again, who entertained British troops in World War Two, has died.
Dame Vera Lynn, a symbol of resilience and hopeShe was the Forces' Sweetheart, whose songs did so much to boost morale during World War Two.
Johnson, Macron to honour French Resistance fighters in LondonFour men who played significant roles in the French Resistance during World War Two will be honoured by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony in..
UK PM to welcome Macron for Resistance anniversaryFour French Resistance fighters will also be awarded honorary MBEs for their role in World War Two.
India to send Tri-Service contingent to Moscow for World War II Victory Day paradeIndia will send a 75-member Tri-Service contingent to participate in the military parade in Moscow on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War.