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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.

On D-Day, US allies look for unity and fear the Trump show

Paris - For a sign of how far Western politics and transatlantic relations have changed, look no further than this week's D-Day commemorations in Britain and northern France.

Jews slam Polish PM for calling WWII restitution a win for Hitler

Warsaw - The World Jewish Congress on Monday condemned the Polish prime minister for saying that holding Poland liable for the restitution of Jewish property seized by the Nazis during WWII would hand a "posthumous victory" to Hitler.

Outcry over German biscuit heiress's forced labour claim

Berlin - An heiress of the Bahlsen biscuit empire in Germany has sparked uproar over her claim that her company treated forced workers "well" during World War II.

Microscopic remains of Nazi victims buried in Berlin

Berlin - More than seven decades after World War II ended, more than 300 tiny pieces of human tissue from political prisoners executed by the Nazis were finally buried Monday at a Berlin cemetery.

Microscopic remains of Nazi victims to be buried in Berlin

Berlin - More than seven decades after World War II ended, over 300 tiny pieces of human tissue from political prisoners executed by the Nazis will be buried Monday at a Berlin cemetery.

Remains of Nazi victims to be buried in Berlin, decades late

Berlin - More than seven decades after the end of World War II, the remains of political prisoners executed by the Nazis and dissected for research will be given a proper burial in Berlin.

Putin hails military might on WWII Victory Day

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin vowed to ensure Russia's military strength as the country on Thursday marked World War II Victory Day, an event that has become increasingly important over his two-decade rule.

Putin hails military might on WWII Victory Day

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin vowed to ensure Russia's military capabilities as the country on Thursday marked World War II Victory Day, a commemoration that has become increasingly important over his two-decade rule.

In Russia, thousands search for remains of Soviet war dead

Sinyavino - A skull and bones laid out carefully on a piece of oilcloth are all that remain of a Red Army soldier who died fighting the Nazis outside Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg.

Paris police ban 'yellow vest' protests near WWII commemorations

Paris - Paris police said "yellow vest" protesters whose weekly demonstrations have caused vandalism and security headaches will be barred from Paris's famed Champs-Elysees avenue on Wednesday during commemorations of the end of World War II.

Dutch queen planned to swap Nazis for Belgian king

Den Haag - Former Dutch queen Wilhelmina tried to broker a deal through the Vatican to help senior Nazis flee Europe in exchange for the release of Belgium's King Leopold III, according to a report Tuesday.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, seen by Asian neighbours as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.The Tokyo shrine honours 2.

Trump to attend 75th anniversary of Normandy landings in France

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will attend ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy that broke Nazi Germany's grip on France."I'll be there," he told reporters in the White House.

Russia angry at Poland over WWII anniversary snub

Moscow - Russia expressed anger Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin has not been invited to ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Poland later this year.

Croatia's Serbs, Jews to snub WWII death camp memorial

Zagreb - Croatia's Serbs and Jews said Tuesday they would snub for the fourth straight year a commemoration for the victims of the country's notorious World War II death camp saying the authorities tolerate pro-Nazi ideology.

Myanmar repatriates remains of suspected WWII US airmen

The remains of suspected American airmen killed in Myanmar during World War II were repatriated to the United States on Tuesday in the first-ever ceremony of its kind in the Southeast Asian nation, US officials said.

Germany struggles to quash Nazi war payment suspicions

Berlin - A Belgian bid to stop Berlin from paying pensions to alleged Nazi collaborators has exposed a cloud of confusion and suspicion -- including in Germany -- over payments still made to 2,000 people worldwide.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.
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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
Barracks at a Japanese internment facility in the United States
Barracks at a Japanese internment facility in the United States
OSU Special Collections & Archives
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Seal of the USS Atlanta
Mustard gas was used in WWI.
Mustard gas was used in WWI.
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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.
Courtesy of Carole Bumpus
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.
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.
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
one of the original Supermarine Spitfires  heroes of the Battle of Britain in 2005
one of the original Supermarine Spitfires, heroes of the Battle of Britain in 2005
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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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USS Atlanta, WWII
A German Dornier Do-17 drops its payload of bombs during WWII.
A German Dornier Do-17 drops its payload of bombs during WWII.
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Armored reconnaissance jeep of US 82nd Airborne Division  Ardennes Forest  Belgium  Dec 1944
Armored reconnaissance jeep of US 82nd Airborne Division, Ardennes Forest, Belgium, Dec 1944
US National Archives
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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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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
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My father with his brother and sisters along with his Dad and Mom in 1927; immigration photo. taken in Norway before leaving.
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Jessica Chastain stars in 'The Zookeeper's Wife'
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A Bristol Beaufighter taking off.
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