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Controversial Soviet-era statue removed in Prague

Prague - Prague authorities on Friday said they had removed a controversial Soviet-era statue, despite protests from Moscow, to make way for a World War II memorial.

Candles, prayers for Dresden in twin city scarred by war

Coventry - One place that understands only too well the devastation wreaked on Dresden during World War II is Coventry, where memories of a similar raid are etched on the city's consciousness.

The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Warsaw - The Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau is an enduring symbol of the Holocaust.

Luftwaffe flies Holocaust survivor to Germany for exhibition

Essen - For decades Naftali Fuerst stayed silent about his horrifying childhood experiences of three Nazi concentration camps and a death march.

Photos surface showing convicted Nazi guard Demjanjuk at Sobibor

Berlin - New photos have emerged which for the first time show convicted Nazi guard John Demjanjuk at the Sobibor death camp, a Berlin archive confirmed Monday, although he always denied ever being there.

Two WWII bombs made safe in Germany

Berlin - Two World War II-era bombs were made safe in the western German city of Dortmund after around 14,000 people were evacuated, the city said Sunday.

Putin accuses Poland of colluding with Hitler

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin upped the ante in a war of words with Europe on Tuesday, accusing Poland of colluding with Hitler and of anti-Semitism.

Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildings

Apo - Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the planned demolition of two early 20th-century buildings that remained intact after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima devastated the Japanese city.

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

Bastogne - Seventy-five years after the snow bound hills of the Ardennes saw the bloody turning point of World War II, surviving veterans gathered for perhaps the last time.

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered 75 years on

Bastogne - The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defence by American paratroopers.

The heroes of Bastogne: 75 years on

Bastogne - The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of World War II, and the Siege of Bastogne the scene of a heroic defence by American paratroopers.

At Auschwitz, Merkel bows head to Holocaust victims

Oswiecim - Stony-faced and dressed in black, Germany's chancellor walked in silence along the railway tracks that brought prisoners to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp.

Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time

Oswiecim - Germany's Angela Merkel crossed the gates of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland on Friday for the first time in her 14 years as chancellor, promising to battle a new wave of anti-Semitism.

Life in Oswiecim, a town in Auschwitz's shadow

Oswiecim - Only train tracks and barbed wire separate the former German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau from Oswiecim.

Auschwitz survivor's 'duty to the dead'

Berlin - Leon Schwarzbaum is one of the last survivors of Auschwitz -- the Nazi death camp that Chancellor Angela Merkel will be visiting for the first time on Friday.At 98, he says his "duty to the dead" is to bear witness about what happened to him.

The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Warsaw - The Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkinau is an enduring symbol of the Holocaust.

Ex-SS guard, 93, 'sorry for what he did', German court hears

Hamburg - A former SS guard, 93, said he was sorry for his actions as he went on trial in Germany on Thursday for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Japanese minister visits controversial Tokyo war shrine

Apo - A Japanese minister on Thursday visited the Yasukuni war shrine at the centre of long-running tensions with regional neighbours -- the first cabinet-level official visit in over two years.

In Belgrade, a struggle to excavate an urban Nazi camp

Belgrade - Moments after she was born in a wartime Nazi concentrationcamp in Belgrade, Estera Bajer was furtively smuggled out in a bag.

Poland criticises Russia's 'imperialist tendencies' on WWII anniversary

Warsaw - Poland's President Andrzej Duda on Sunday slammed Russia's military actions as "imperialist tendencies" at ceremonies in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Germany asks Polish forgiveness 80 years after WWII outbreak

Warsaw - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday asked Poland's forgiveness 80 years after Germany's attack triggered World War II while his Polish counterpart denounced Russia's recent "imperialist" aggression against its neighbours.

Warsaw to mark 80 years after WWII outbreak

Warsaw - Poland will on Sunday mark 80 years since the outbreak of World War II with commemorations attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the only major leader expected after US President Donald Trump pulled out to focus on Hurricane Dorian.

Trump in Warsaw, 80 years after WWII outbreak

Warsaw - US President Donald Trump, fresh from hob-nobbing with his G7 partners at a glitzy French resort town, will on Sunday attend sombre commemorations in Warsaw of the outbreak of World War II 80 years ago.

Nazi bombs still vivid for survivors of 'Polish Guernica'

It has been 80 years, but Polish pensioner Zofia Burchacinska has no trouble recalling the day her city, sometimes called the "Polish Guernica", became the first target of World War II."It was dawn and still grey out.

The day Hemingway liberated the Ritz bar in Paris

Paris - Even for Ernest Hemingway, a man whose bravado was matched only by his thirst, his liberation of the Ritz Hotel's bar in Paris was the stuff of legend.

75 years ago, Paris freed from Nazi occupation

Paris - In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by Resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years.

Unexploded WWII bomb found in Kremlin

Moscow - An unexploded World War II bomb was found in the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow during construction works on Thursday, Russian news agencies reported.

Japan's new emperor speaks of 'deep remorse' in 1st speech marking WWII

Apo - Japan's new emperor spoke Thursday of "deep remorse" over the country's wartime past in his first speech to commemorate the end of World War II since his enthronement in May.

Japan's new emperor speaks of 'deep remorse' in 1st speech marking WWII

Apo - Japan's new emperor on Thursday spoke of "deep remorse" over the country's wartime past, in his first speech to mark the end of World War II since his enthronement in May.

Japan's Abe sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

Apo - Japan's premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War II Thursday but did not visit in person amid heightened tensions with South Korea.
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A Bristol Beaufighter taking off.
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Overview of the more than 5 000 graves at Epinal in France.
Overview of the more than 5,000 graves at Epinal in France.
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Mustard gas was used in WWI.
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Screenshot of FM 2 "Wildcat" Fighter pulled out of Lake Michigan
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A German Dornier Do-17 drops its payload of bombs during WWII.
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A scene from 'Midway'
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the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.
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Japanese Army attacked North Point. The chimneys belong to North Point Power Station 1941
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The Prime Minister Winston Churchill's daughter, Mary, cuts into a cake made to celebrate her 21st birthday with a midshipman's dirk on board HMS RENOWN on 15 September 1943. Her mother Clementine can be seen on the right.
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Reenactors representing WWII soldiers with guns used in the war, both German and Canadian guns.
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Armored reconnaissance jeep of US 82nd Airborne Division, Ardennes Forest, Belgium, Dec 1944
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This Wikipedia photo shows a scene of destruction in a Berlin street just off the Unter den Linden, 3 July 1945
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Barracks at a Japanese internment facility in the United States
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USS Atlanta, WWII
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Relocation of Japanese-Canadians to camps in the interior of British Columbia
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a view of the Orangerie Palace in Karlsaue, Kassel, Germany, showing how beautifully rebuilt the palace is after the complete destruction of the WWII Allied bombing campaign.
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