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World War II bomb found in the River Thames leads to two of London bridges closing

January 20, 2017 2:00 am
World War II bomb found in the River Thames leads to two of London bridges closing

A World War II bomb found in the River Thames has led to two of London’s busiest bridges being closed. Waterloo and Westminster bridges are currently shut, as are the surrounding roads, while specialist officers carry out safety checks. Westminster Underground station was also evacuated as a precaution, although one […]

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Hundreds of thousands of German women were raped by British, American and French soldiers after the end of the Second World War, a German historian has claimed

March 7, 2015 2:25 pm
Hundreds of thousands of German women were raped by British, American and French soldiers after the end of the Second World War, a German historian has claimed

“The saddest event during the advance were three rapes, one on a married woman, one on a single woman and one on a spotless girl of 16-and-a-half. They were committed by heavily drunk Americans,” wrote one of the priests, Fr Andreas Weingand, in July 1945. Prof Gerhardt said she had […]

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Former crewmember recognise sunken Japanese World War II battleship

March 6, 2015 4:09 am
Former crewmember recognise sunken Japanese World War II battleship

Allen’s team believe this is a catapult system from a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the coast of the Philippines. Photo / AP A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II says he recognises photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines […]

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World War II

December 11, 2012 2:31 am

World War II was a global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. It began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but eventually widened to include most of the nations of the world. It ended […]

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