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8 Legendary Battle Cries

The most interesting close encounters between NATO and Russian planes since 2013 in one infographic

The ebook is a collection of posts we have published on this site between 2013 and 2015, and helps you understand how routine interceptions have …

Navy gunner whose crew fired first US shots of World War II laid to rest

Alan Sanford, whose Naval crew fired the first American shot of World War II, was interred Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.<p>At 6:37 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Sanford, an 18-year-old gunner from St. Paul, Minn., was aboard the USS Ward, which was guarding the …

Unexploded second world war bomb found near Wembley Stadium

The Football League play-offs this bank holiday weekend will go ahead as planned despite an unexploded second world war bomb being discovered near Wembley.<p>The 110lb bomb was discovered by builders near Wembley Arena and local residents were evacuated because the bomb was “a genuine risk to life”, …

How Nazi secret police files could stop terror attacks

The Nazi secret police were among the first to use geoprofiling to locate resistance fighters based on leaflets they distributed. Now scientists believe similar methods could track terror cells.<p>Nazi secret police files detailing the hunt for resistance fighters in Berlin during World War 2 could be …

British soldiers' remains found by metal detector enthusiasts in Italy 70 years after end of World War 2

Human remains, believed to belong to British soldiers who fought in Italy during the Second World War, found in two spots hundreds of miles apart by amateur historians with metal detectors<p>The remains of British soldiers have been found at opposite ends of Italy by amateur historians scouring old …

Video purports to show Syrian rebels using World War II-era howitzer

Footage appears to show Islamic Front fighters loading and shooting a World War II-era German howitzer in Syria<p>Syrian rebel fighters appeared to have used a World War Two-era howitzer in new footage released by Shaam News Network.<p>Footage shows Islamic Front fighters loading and firing the piece of …