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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.

From D-Day beaches to the Champs-Elysees

Paris - It took less than three months of fighting from the Allied troop landings on France's Normandy beaches for Paris to be liberated from the Nazis, whose surrender in 1945 ended World War II in Europe.

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.

Poland's top rabbi slams honours for accused Nazi collaborators

Warsaw - Poland's chief rabbi on Wednesday criticised plans by the country's right-wing government to honour a group of ultra-nationalist underground fighters accused of collaborating with the Nazis during World War II.

Poles pay homage 75 years since Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw - Poland's capital ground to a halt on Thursday as air-raid sirens wailed to mark 75 years since Polish insurgents launched the doomed Warsaw Uprising against Nazi German forces occupying their city.

Talks held over BC's apology to Japanese-Canadians during WWII

Japanese Canadians across the country are meeting to discuss how an apology by the British Columbia government could be backed by meaningful action for those subjected to racist attitudes and practices during World War II.

Germany remembers heroes in Hitler assassination bid

Berlin - Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognised only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate.

Frankfurt returns to normal after WWII bomb defused

Frankfurt Am Main - Thousands of residents in German city Frankfurt were free to return to their homes Sunday afternoon after authorities reported that an unexploded World War II bomb found close to the European Central Bank headquarters had been defused."We did it!

WWII bomb forces evacuation in central Berlin

Berlin - An unexploded US aerial bomb from World War II was found in central Berlin during construction work on Friday, forcing the evacuation of surrounding city blocks, police said.

Ageing veterans might not be around for next big D-Day anniversary

Bayeux - Marcel Deschateaux waited over an hour Thursday to applaud dozens of British veterans as they walked through his town of Bayeux, after one of dozens of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France.

Trump lauds 'unbreakable' transatlantic alliance on D-Day

Colleville-sur-mer - President Donald Trump told the US's rattled allies that the bonds between them were "unbreakable" as they marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in northern France.

World leaders mark 75 years since D-Day on Normandy's beaches

Caen - US President Donald Trump landed in France Thursday to join other world leaders on the beaches of Normandy in a tribute to the veterans and dead heroes of the D-Day landings that shaped the outcome of World War II.

D-Day in numbers

Paris - The June 6, 1944 landings by Allied forces on five Normandy beaches were the biggest naval operation ever in terms of the number of ships deployed to bring over troops, equipment and supplies.

How the longest day unfolded

Paris - June 6, 1944 is known as "the longest day". By its end 156,000 Allied troops and 20,000 vehicles had invaded Nazi-occupied northern France in a defining moment of World War II.

97-year-old WWII veteran parachutes to mark D-Day anniversary

Carentan - A US veteran who was parachuted into France during D-Day in 1944 defied his age on Wednesday as he recreated his courageous feat of 75 years ago as part of ceremonies to mark the famous landings.

Trump, Queen lead emotional tributes to D-Day heroes

Southsea - US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II joined 300 veterans in paying tribute to their fallen comrades at a poignant ceremony on Wednesday marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

D-Day switchboard operator sends her last message

London - Marie Scott vividly recalls the horrifying sounds of D-Day as she relayed orders down the line to the troops storming the Normandy beaches.

D-Day reporters: telling the world

Paris - When Allied troops hit the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, some now-legendary reporters and photographers were on hand to produce the first draft of history.

Who won WWII? Russia's role gets short shrift in France

Paris - When world leaders gather for D-Day commemorations, Vladimir Putin's absence will be a sign of how Russia's huge sacrifices in World War II have gone missing in most French minds.
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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.
Jocelyne Papelard
A young man looks at the antisemitic caricature in the display window of the Danzig office of  Der S...
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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While an avid fan of Sherlock Holmes and a dedicated keeper of the true essence of the Sir Conan Arthur Doyle series-writings, author/researcher Lauren Steinhauer has been on an investigative quest of his own researching the facts and mysteries behind the strange and dangerous association between Dr. Kersten of Finland and one of the most notorious and evil men of the Nazi regime in World War II.
Courtesy of Lauren Steinhauer
a view of the Orangerie Palace in Karlsaue  Kassel  Germany  showing how beautifully rebuilt the pal...
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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Picture of a forest
Picture of a forest
Jean-Pol GRANDMONT
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Jessica Chastain stars in 'The Zookeeper's Wife'
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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.
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.
Courtesy of Carole Bumpus
This Wikipedia photo shows a scene of destruction in a Berlin street just off the Unter den Linden  ...
This Wikipedia photo shows a scene of destruction in a Berlin street just off the Unter den Linden, 3 July 1945
Wikipedia
the Himalayas shot from above 20 000 ft.
the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.
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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)
Screenshot of FM 2  Wildcat  Fighter pulled out of Lake Michigan
Screenshot of FM 2 "Wildcat" Fighter pulled out of Lake Michigan
NBC News
A Bristol Beaufighter taking off.
A Bristol Beaufighter taking off.
Royal Air Force official photographer
Reenactors representing WWII soldiers with guns used in the war  both German and Canadian guns.
Reenactors representing WWII soldiers with guns used in the war, both German and Canadian guns.
Plaque at Perrache train station  Lyon France  in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported t...
Plaque at Perrache train station, Lyon France, in honor of the thousands of Jews who were deported to Nazi death camps during WWII
USS Atlanta  WWII
USS Atlanta, WWII
Mustard gas was used in WWI.
Mustard gas was used in WWI.
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Nagasaki, JAPAN
Every year  volunteers gather to pay tribute to the American forces that died in WWII at Epinal ceme...
Every year, volunteers gather to pay tribute to the American forces that died in WWII at Epinal cemetery in France
Jocelyne Papelard
Relocation of Japanese-Canadians to camps in the interior of British Columbia
Relocation of Japanese-Canadians to camps in the interior of British Columbia
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