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WWII

Blast from past averted: Mass evacuation in France over WWII bomb
A discovery of a massive 250kg British bomb, hidden in the ground since World War II, caused the evacuation of 3,000 people in the French city of Rennes.

23.11.2014 18:55

'Old cousin' of German art hoarder claims right to $1bn Nazi-era trove left to museum
The alleged cousin of late German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is challenging his will, which aims to donate the entire stash of rare masterpieces to a Swiss museum. This comes a mere two days before the museum is to give its answer.

22.11.2014 09:54

Japanese man self-immolates protesting govt push to end 60 years of pacifism
A Japanese man has died after setting himself on fire in a central Tokyo park in what appears to be a protest against the country’s renunciation of its pacifist constitution and the prime minister’s military push.

12.11.2014 07:45

Clashes erupt in Berlin amid fall of the Wall, Kristallnacht events (VIDEO)
Clashes and arrests marred the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as several hundred left-wing activists met far-rights in the city center. The latter were rallying in commemoration of the 1938 Kristallnacht Nazi attacks against Jews.

09.11.2014 17:39

Tens of thousands gather in Berlin to mark fall of Wall 25yrs on (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A series of commemorative events took place in the German capital to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its collapse was about “reclaiming freedom” and showing that “dreams can come true”.

09.11.2014 17:53

Winston Churchill wanted to nuke Kremlin ‘to win Cold War,’ FBI memo reveals
A secret memo from the FBI’s archives has revealed that Britain’s Winston Churchill once urged the US to drop an atomic bomb to "wipe out" the Kremlin. He reportedly thought it was the only remedy against the spread of communism to the west.

09.11.2014 12:51

25 yrs after the Berlin Wall: Who really won the Cold War?
It’s been 25 years since East Berlin party boss Günter Schabowski announced that the gates of the Berlin Wall were open to all. Named the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart back in 1961, the wall saw Germans dancing atop it in 1989.

08.11.2014 13:05

Remembrance of horrors past (and present)
Remembrance Day is Britain’s annual commemoration of those who fell fighting the nation’s wars. It is observed each year on the closest Sunday to November 11, the anniversary of Armistice Day, which brought World War I to an end in 1918.

07.11.2014 10:26

25 things you probably didn’t know about the Berlin Wall
It's one the most potent symbols of the 20th century, which fell exactly 25 years ago. But how much do you know about that great divider, the Berlin Wall?

31.10.2014 14:47

‘Ostalgia’: Politics meets playfulness to put 2 sides to Berlin’s Wall legacy
Twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and people are nostalgic. But it's a specific condition manifesting itself in both, the city's creative flare, to calls for an even bigger wall.

06.11.2014 06:51

​‘Comfort women’: a historical hook that continues to bully Japanese-S. Korean relations
Two of Asia’s strongest nations – Japan and South Korea – continue to be victims of history. There is no reconciliation over the issue of comfort women - Korean women working as sex slaves for the Japanese Army during World War II.

05.11.2014 13:13

Nazi ‘Arbeit macht frei’ sign stolen from Dachau concentration camp
Part of the gate bearing the infamous slogan 'Arbeit macht frei' ('Work sets you free') went missing from Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, German police reported.

02.11.2014 20:07