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WWII shipwrecks off Malaysia broken for scrap: divers

Kuala Lumpur - Three World War II shipwrecks off the coast of Malaysia -- the final resting place of dozens of seamen -- have almost disappeared, local divers say, with the finger pointing at possible scrap metal scavengers.

Greek troops defuse WWII bomb after mass evacuation

Thessalon - Greek soldiers on Sunday successfully defused a World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city, after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area.

Review: New book tells that MI6's man was Popov as the real James Bond Special

Watching the latest Bond movie "Spectre" on Netflix had me thinking about who really was the basis for the "007 James Bond persona?" Was it just one person or several?

Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online

Krak - Poland on Monday published the first online database with the names and other personal details of nearly 10,000 staff who ran the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp.

Poland's WWII museum caught in political crosshairs

Gdansk - Poles on Sunday got their first -- and possibly last -- glimpse of a new Museum of the Second World War, a project slammed by Poland's right-wing government as underplaying the country's harrowing wartime fate.

'Nazi goreng' no more: Controversial Indonesian cafe shuts

Bandung - A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia with swastika-bearing walls has closed over a lack of customers, a lawyer said Thursday, but pledged it would reopen at a bigger location.

'Nazi goreng' no more: Controversial Indonesian cafe shuts

Bandung - A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia with swastika-bearing walls has closed over a lack of customers, a lawyer said Thursday, but pledged it would reopen at a bigger location.

'Nazi goreng' no more: Controversial Indonesian cafe shuts

Bandung - A controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia with swastika-bearing walls has closed over a lack of customers, a lawyer said Thursday, but pledged it would reopen at a bigger location.

Royal Navy disposes of suspected WWII bomb in London

London - Britain's Royal Navy has disposed of a suspected World War II bomb discovered in London's River Thames close to parliament, leading to the closure of two bridges, police said Friday.

Royal Navy disposes of suspected WWII bomb in London

London - Britain's Royal Navy has disposed of a suspected World War II bomb discovered in London's River Thames close to parliament, leading to the closure of two bridges, police said Friday.

Royal Navy disposes of suspected WWII bomb in London

London - Britain's Royal Navy has disposed of a suspected World War II bomb discovered in London's River Thames close to parliament, leading to the closure of two bridges, police said Friday.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Varsovia - The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

Unprecedented work at Auschwitz to preserve Holocaust site

Oswiecim - Brick by brick, plank by plank, workers at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau carefully clean its barracks to preserve the Holocaust symbol for future generations.

China makes war with Japan six years longer

Bejing - China has ordered all schools to teach pupils that its 20th-century war with Japan lasted 14 years rather than eight, the education ministry said Wednesday, to "strengthen patriotic education".

Japan defence minister visits Yasukuni war shrine

Toukyo - Japan's hawkish defence minister prayed Thursday at a controversial war shrine in Tokyo the day after accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a symbolic visit of reconciliation to Pearl Harbor, drawing swift condemnation from neighbour South Korea.

Japan hails Pearl Harbor visit while bracing for Trump

Toukyo - Japanese on Wednesday hailed a historic visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor, praising his message of reconciliation with the United States but wary of the future after Donald Trump takes office.

Abe, Obama hail reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

Ewa Beach - The leaders of America and Japan made a poignant joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor, issuing symbolic declarations about the power of reconciliation and warning against the drumbeat of conflict.

Anne Frank may have been caught 'by chance', not betrayed: museum

Den Haag - Anne Frank may have been discovered "by chance" and not because she was denounced to Holland's Nazi overlords by unknown betrayers as long thought, the museum in her honour says.

Nazi-era stolen art hoard to go to Swiss museum, court says

Munich - A German court Thursday threw out a challenge to the will of collector Cornelius Gurlitt, clearing the way for a spectacular Nazi-era art hoard found in his home to go to a Swiss museum.

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Seventy-five years ago, a handful of idealistic "Free French" took up arms to defend the British colony of Hong Kong in a futile battle against Japanese invaders.But their sacrifice, though largely unknown in their homeland, is not forgotten in Asia.

The Fall of Hong Kong: 75 years since Japan took the city

Hong Kong - High up on a hillside in the south of Hong Kong, shaded beneath dense green foliage, are the pockmarked remnants of World War II pillboxes, a reminder of the city's failed attempt to fend off a Japanese invasion.

Pro-Nazi slogan at Croatia death camp condemned

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre on Tuesday condemned a pro-Nazi slogan on a memorial plaque in a small Croatian town that housed a notorious World War II death camp.

Japanese navy veteran recalls Pearl Harbor 75 years on

Osaka - Navy aircraft mechanic Kuniyoshi Takimoto watched as Japanese planes roared off the aircraft carrier Hiryu to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Wife of Putin aide shocks with Holocaust-themed skating routine

Moscow - The wife of President Vladimir Putin's spokesman faced a storm of criticism on Monday for performing a Holocaust-themed ice-dancing routine with striped costumes based on concentration camp uniforms.

Croatian president poses with pro-Nazi regime symbol

Zagreb - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic sparked online debate Saturday as it emerged she posed for a photo during her recent Canada trip with a flag carrying a symbol of her country's wartime pro-Nazi regime.

Indonesia agrees to help solve mystery of missing shipwrecks

Jakarta - Indonesia has agreed to work with the Netherlands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several World War II shipwrecks -- considered war graves -- from the bottom of the Java Sea, the Dutch prime minister said Wednesday.

Huge interest as Anne Frank poem goes up for auction

Haarlem - A very rare handwritten poem by Jewish diarist Anne Frank goes under the auctioneer's hammer Wednesday, amid a flurry of interest which may push the price well above the 30,000 euros ($32,000) reserve.

Around Auschwitz, Holocaust items rescued from oblivion

Poland - Things are looking good for a group of unusual treasure hunters who have already removed dozens of items from a small wooden cabin in southern Poland.

Indonesia says not to blame for missing WWII shipwrecks

Jakarta - Indonesia refused to take the blame Thursday for the disappearance of at least six British and Dutch World War II shipwrecks -- considered war graves -- that investigators believe could have been salvaged for scrap.

'Rare' Anne Frank poem to be auctioned

Den Haag - An "extremely rare" handwritten poem by Anne Frank, penned shortly before she went into hiding from the Nazis, is to be auctioned and could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($55,000), the auctioneers said Thursday.
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my father s service medals from his service in the Canadian Forestry Corps during WWII. he wore thes...
my father's service medals from his service in the Canadian Forestry Corps during WWII. he wore these every Remembrance Day for the march to the cenotaph and the service. he kept them polished, unlike me.
Japanese Army attacked North Point. The chimneys belong to North Point Power Station 1941
Japanese Army attacked North Point. The chimneys belong to North Point Power Station 1941
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Nagasaki, JAPAN
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one of the original Supermarine Spitfires, heroes of the Battle of Britain in 2005
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the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.
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Screenshot of FM 2 "Wildcat" Fighter pulled out of Lake Michigan
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Barracks at a Japanese internment facility in the United States
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This past August  the entire village of Bennwihr celebrated and honored the surviving veterans of Wo...
This past August, the entire village of Bennwihr celebrated and honored the surviving veterans of World War II.
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USS Atlanta, WWII
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Armored reconnaissance jeep of US 82nd Airborne Division, Ardennes Forest, Belgium, Dec 1944
US National Archives
The Prime Minister Winston Churchill s daughter  Mary  cuts into a cake made to celebrate her 21st b...
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.
War Office official photographer, Horton (Cpt)
Mustard gas was used in WWI.
Mustard gas was used in WWI.
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Every year, volunteers gather to pay tribute to the American forces that died in WWII at Epinal cemetery in France
Jocelyne Papelard
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Plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
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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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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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Seal of the USS Atlanta
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Picture of a forest
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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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A young man looks at the antisemitic caricature in the display window of the Danzig office of "Der Stuermer." The poster reads: "The Jews are our misfortune." Danzig, 1939. Courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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