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Far-right Dutch party drops polls hopeful for praising revisionist

Den Haag - Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders Friday withdrew a leading candidate for his Freedom Party (PVV) in next year's local elections after he praised British historian David Irving, who was briefly jailed for denying the Holocaust.

Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops.

China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities.

Germany charges ex-Nazi camp guards over hundreds of deaths

Berlin - German prosecutors investigating Nazi-era crimes said Wednesday they had charged two former SS officers in their 90s with complicity in hundreds of murders at the Stutthof concentration camp.

Dutch Red Cross apologises for failing Jews in WWII

Den Haag - The Dutch Red Cross offered its "deep apologies" Wednesday for failing to do enough to protect and help Jews during World War II, after being sharply criticised by a respected research institute.

Dual exhibitions lift veil on Nazi-era art hoard

Bern - Hundreds of artworks from a spectacular collection hoarded by the son of a Nazi-era dealer will be shown for the first time since World War II in parallel exhibitions in Switzerland and Germany starting Thursday.

Egypt battles landmines 75 years after El Alamein

El Hammam - Fighting in the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein may have stopped 75 years ago but Egypt is now waging another war against a hidden enemy: landmines.

Ex-Nazi death camp guard, 96, charged with complicity

Berlin - German prosecutors on Friday charged a 96-year-old former SS guard at a Nazi death camp with complicity in the murder of detainees, in one of the last criminal cases linked to the Holocaust.

US court rejects Croatia WWII victims billions suit

Zagreb - A US court has rejected a suit filed by victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi WWII regime and their relatives who were seeking $3.5 billion (2.9 billion euros) in damages, Croatian authorities said Friday.

Review: TIFF 2017: ‘The Captain’ is the unsettling story of an imposter Special

‘The Captain’ is the sharp portrayal of a young German soldier who turns his desertion into a personal blessing by assuming the role of a pitiless SS officer.

Croatia govt under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis

Zagreb - With his Hitler-style toothbrush moustache, ex-fighter Marko Skejo leaves no doubt about his politics: the now-disbanded paramilitary unit he fought for displays open nostalgia for a pro-Nazi past that Croatia is struggling to tackle.

At 96, Chile's first female pilot recounts WWII perils

Santiago - Margot Duhalde lies awake scared when she remembers what she was doing over 70 years ago: flying fighter planes without a radar over England in World War II -- and sometimes crashing.

Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

Berlin - Bomb disposal experts defused an unexploded American World War II shell in the western German city of Koblenz on Saturday, as a massive evacuation began in neighbouring Frankfurt to clear an even bigger bomb.

Postman who survived Nagasaki A-bomb dies at 88

Toukyo - Prominent nuclear disarmament campaigner Sumiteru Taniguchi, who was delivering mail in Nagasaki when the United States dropped an atomic bomb in 1945, died Wednesday at the age of 88.

Japan's Abe donates to controversial war shrine on anniversary

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent a cash donation to a controversial war shrine as the country marked the anniversary of its defeat in World War II.Yasukuni Shrine honours about 2.

'Unexploded WWII bomb' found at Japan Fukushima nuclear plant

Toukyo - A suspected World War II bomb was found Thursday on the premises of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, an official said, with police called in to investigate.The 85-centimetre (2.

S. Korea to build 'comfort women' museum in Seoul

Seoul - South Korea intends to build a museum in memory of wartime sex slaves for Japanese troops, a government minister said Monday, re-igniting perennial tensions in the two neighbours' relationship.

Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found

Varsovia - Authorities in Bialystok, Poland, evacuated about 10,000 people from their homes Sunday morning after a 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) World War II-era bomb was found during construction work.

Netanyahu due in Paris to mark WWII mass roundup of Jews

Paris - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Paris on July 16 for the 75th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup, where more than 13,000 Jews were arrested and sent to extermination camps.

Child in Germany brings WWII bomb into kindergarten

Berlin - A child in Germany sparked the evacuation of a kindergarten Wednesday by unearthing a World War II bomb and bringing it back to the classroom, police said.

Bury Simone Veil in the Pantheon, French petition demands

Paris - More than 120,000 people have signed two French petitions calling for Simone Veil, the women's rights icon who was hailed as "the best of France" upon her death on Friday, to be interred in the Pantheon.

French political icon Simone Veil eulogised as 'best of France'

Paris - Simone Veil, the Auschwitz survivor who became a towering figure in French politics after pushing to legalise abortion in the face of fierce opposition, was hailed Friday as the best of France, following her death at 89.

Simone Veil, Auschwitz survivor and French abortion pioneer, dies

Paris - Simone Veil, the Auschwitz survivor who became a towering figure in French politics after pushing to legalise abortion in the face of fierce opposition, was hailed Friday as "the best of France" following her death at 89.

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

Compensation for Guam WWII atrocity survivors

Hagatna - The US government has launched a compensation scheme for survivors of Japanese atrocities in Guam, 73 years after hostilities ended on the Pacific island.

Ukraine rebels roll out banned tanks on WWII Victory Day

Donetsk - More than 10,000 people waving Russian flags and carrying portraits of Stalin watched tanks roll through Ukraine's de facto rebel capital Donetsk on Tuesday in celebration of the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany.

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight "terrorism" as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.
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Picture of a forest
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Mustard gas was used in WWI.
Mustard gas was used in WWI.
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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
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
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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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)
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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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.
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the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.
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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
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Jessica Chastain stars in 'The Zookeeper's Wife'
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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.
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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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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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
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Screenshot of FM 2 "Wildcat" Fighter pulled out of Lake Michigan
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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.
Barracks at a Japanese internment facility in the United States
Barracks at a Japanese internment facility in the United States
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