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Band of Brothers cast to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

Colleville-sur-mer - Cast members from the popular World War II drama, ‘Band of Brothers’ are planning a reunion in Normandy, France during 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II.

D-Day remembered: How one G.I.'s bravery saved a French town

Mayenne - Today, the bustling town of Mayenne, situated on the river of the same name, in north-west France, gives little clue that, almost 70 years ago, it was the backdrop for one of the bravest acts of valour of the Second World War.

Op-Ed: Hiroo Onoda — The last Samurai

Tokyo - The Second World War was and will remain one of the darkest periods of our history, but it produced some astounding heroes; one of the last of whom died yesterday.

German prosecutors charge ex-SS soldier over 1944 French massacre

Cologne - Prosecutors in Germany have charged an unnamed 88-year-old man, identified only as Werner C., with participating in one of the worst World War II atrocities, which saw almost the entire population of a sleepy French village massacred.

Review: Stage adaptation of The Tin Drum captures book's magic realism

Toronto - One of the most popular books to come out of Germany has been adapted to the English stage for the first time. Toronto's UnSpun Theatre wonderfully brings The Tin Drum to life using creative set design, pitch-perfect acting and lively dialogue.

Simon Wiesenthal Center's most wanted Nazi dies, aged 98

Budapest - Laszlo Csatary died Aug. 10, at the age of 98. He was regarded by the Jewish human rights organization, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, as the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminal still at large.

D-Day veterans protest after tourist boards exclude Sword Beach

French organisers of the annual commemorations of the World War II, D-Day Normandy landings have launched a protest and petition after six local tourist boards unveiled a new D-Day tourist initiative which ignores Sword Beach, one of the Normandy Beaches.

Second World War: Japan apologizes to Canada

The Japanese government has apologized to former Canadian prisoners who endured and suffered pains during the Second World War.

Churchill memorabilia set to go under auctioneer’s hammer

Revealing letters, rarely seen photographs, an engagements diary from World War II and even an unsmoked cigar – all memorabilia of the wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill – will go under the auctioneer’s hammer this year.
 

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The Normandy beaches as portrayed by six tourist boards in Normandy - but where is Sword beach?
The Normandy beaches as portrayed by six tourist boards in Normandy - but where is Sword beach?
By permission: Dday-overlord.com
Heinkel H111-H. The plane reached a speed of 380 km/h (230 mph)  powered by a 447 kW (600 hp) BMW VI...
Heinkel H111-H. The plane reached a speed of 380 km/h (230 mph), powered by a 447 kW (600 hp) BMW VI engine.
The Handley Page Halifax was a four-engined heavy bomber model operated by the British Royal Air For...
The Handley Page Halifax was a four-engined heavy bomber model operated by the British Royal Air Force during World War II. This aircraft was recovered from the war and preserved.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill  KG  OM  CH  TD  DL  FRS  RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January ...
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
The memorial to Pvt. James McRacken who died the Saviour of Mayenne in his birthplace of Red Springs...
The memorial to Pvt. James McRacken who died the Saviour of Mayenne in his birthplace of Red Springs, NC.
Les Fleurs de la Memoire
The burned-out ruins of a chemical weapons facility on Okunoshima.
The burned-out ruins of a chemical weapons facility on Okunoshima.
Sveagal
A recreation of Covent Garden underground station  crica 1940.
A recreation of Covent Garden underground station, crica 1940.
The Fiat CR.42 Falco was a single-seat sesquiplane fighter that served primarily in Italy s Regia Ae...
The Fiat CR.42 Falco was a single-seat sesquiplane fighter that served primarily in Italy's Regia Aeronautica before and during World War II.When production was stopped in 1942, a total of 1,784 CR.42s had been built.
The island of Corregidor at the mouth of Manila Bay.
The island of Corregidor at the mouth of Manila Bay.
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Private James McRacken (1916-1944) of the US Army s 315th Engineer Battalion whose single act of bra...
Private James McRacken (1916-1944) of the US Army"s 315th Engineer Battalion whose single act of bravery a few weeks after the D Day landings would save thousands of lives.
Fleurs de la Memoire
A huge gun placement in Corregidor Island  one of the last strongholds of Allied resistance after th...
A huge gun placement in Corregidor Island, one of the last strongholds of Allied resistance after the Pearl Harbor attack.
Photo by storm-crypt
Operation Overlord - Normandy Landings:D-Day 6 June 1944. The British 2nd Army: Commandos of 1st Spe...
Operation Overlord - Normandy Landings:D-Day 6 June 1944. The British 2nd Army: Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade landing on 'Queen Red' Beach, SWORD Area, at la Breche, around 8.40 am, 6 June. The soldier nearest the camera is the brigade's bagpiper, Piper Bill Millin.
Wikimedia Commons: Evans, J L (Capt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

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