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Intelligence archive: Hitler helped Allied case late in war due to blunders he was making

British military chiefs thought Hitler was more use alive than dead in the later stages of the Second World War because of the “blunders” he was making.<p>The view emerged as the Government discussed bombing a rumoured hiding place of the Nazi leader two weeks after the launch of the D-Day …

Philippe Petain and Vichy France: the hero that fell

Few men over the last century can have experienced such a change of fortune as Philippe Pétain. During the First World War, Pétain was hailed as the …

The Death of Hitler

Despite the implorations of his staff, Hitler refused to leave Berlin, and finally, realising the war was truly lost, he decided to end his life. …

Dr Gordon Barclay on the Nazi threat in ‘If Hitler Comes: Preparing for Invasion: Scotland 1940’

IN MAY 1940 the British Cabinet made the fateful decision to fight on against Nazi Germany, rather than negotiate a peace that would leave Hitler …

History

The Battle of the Atlantic – a brief summary

<b>The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous military campaign in World War Two, is to be commemorated in a series of events today, 8 May …

Second World War clashes named as 'Greatest British Battle'

The twin Second World War clashes of Imphal and Kohima have been named as the greatest ever battle involving British forces.<p>The two victories over the Japanese, which took place in the same region of north east India over the same period in 1944, were voted the winner of a contest run by the …

On the Anniversary of the Nazi Invasion, This Is What Austrians Are Saying About Hitler

Members of the League of German Girls wave Nazi flags in support of the German annexation of Austria in Vienna, Austria, March 1938 (Photo courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)<p>Seventy-five years after the Nazi invasion and occupation of Austria, a newspaper in country has asked …

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

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World War II: Pearl Harbor

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Kindertransport: 'To my dying day, I will be grateful to this country'

Seventy-five years after the first evacuation to Britain of Jewish children from Nazi Europe – known as the Kindertransport – we hear from some of those rescued who made a new life here<p>The candles were lit for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah as 10-year-old Ruth Heber and her seven-year-old brother …

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1942: Stjepan Filipovic, "death to fascism, freedom to the people!"

On this date in 1942, this happened:<p>The young man striking the dramatic pose is Stjepan Filipovic, an anti-fascist partisan hanged in the city of …

On board a Lancaster bomber

David Keen from the RAF Museum shows the cramped conditions of the Lancaster bomber, which the men of Bomber Command fought and died in.<p>The Dambusters raid, using bombs developed by aircraft engineer Dr Barnes Wallis, destroyed the Eder and Möhne dams. The Sorpe dam was also damaged, but remained …

Dambuster hero 'was never a daredevil'

Elizabeth Bell, the sister of Dambuster Flight Lieutenant John Vere Hopgood, who died during the first dam strike, remembers him as a nervous child, whose bravery in the RAF saved the lives of two of his crew members.<p>Flight Lieutenant John Vere Hopgood was the pilot of one of 19 Lancaster bombers …

Heroism

The Dambusters raid: How effective was it?

<b>Seventy years ago an RAF bomber raid destroyed important German dams. At the time many argued it was only a propaganda victory. It was much more than that, writes historian Dan Snow.</b><p>At 9.28pm on 16 May 1943, the first of 19 Lancaster heavy bombers lifted off the runway into a clear, still early …

World History

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>As Jack Masey, who was recruited into the Ghost Army at age 18, remembered: "We were told we were going to be using inflatable equipment to try and fool the Germans into thinking that we were a real army, when we were in effect, I …

Intelligence archives: Britain bribed Spain to stay out of Second World War

Britain paid millions of pounds to military and political leaders in Spain to ensure they remained neutral during the Second World War, secret files reveal.<p>Some $10 million was paid to one double agent alone to distribute to key individuals, including General Franco’s brother Nicholas, in the hope …

South Korean newspaper says Hiroshima 'divine punishment' for Japan's wartime acts

The Hiroshima and Nagasaki wartime atomic bombings were "divine punishment" on Japan, a South Korean newspaper has claimed.<p>The article stated that the 1945 nuclear bombs were justified as a response to <b>Japan</b>'s lethal experiments on humans during the War.<p>"God often borrows the hand of a human to …

The Sinking of HMS Hood - a summary

On 24 May 1941 two mighty ships engaged in battle – the respective pride of the German and British navies: the <i>Bismarck</i> and HMS <i>Hood</i>.<p>It started six …

...yet still they remember times spent in Siberia with nostalgia

Map drawn by Japanese researcher Murayama Tsunoe with the most recent statistics for the number of camps that had the Japanese prisoners of war. …

Short Hair

WWII’s Guardians of the Lost Art: The Artist Warriors Who Protected Italy’s Cultural Artifacts

A group of scholar-soldiers had one of the most important jobs of the war: protect Europe’s greatest art and cultural monuments from the carnage of …

Q&A: Last Survivor of a Dramatic World War II Rescue

Harold Hayes was trapped in Nazi-occupied Albania with fellow medics and nurses.<p><b>Harold Hayes was only 21 years old in November 1943 when the transport plane he and 29 other Americans were traveling in crash-landed in Nazi-occupied Albania.</b><p>During their months-long ordeal, the group of men and women …

Nazi Secret Weapons: The Rocket U-Boat?

Throughout World War II, Nazis scientists sought secret weapons to launch offensive attacks on American soil. What was the mysterious Rocket U-Boat? …

Hitler came to power 80 years ago. I remember it like yesterday

On the 30th of January 1933, I was a 14-year-old schoolboy living in Berlin's Schöneberg district. It was late afternoon and already dark outside; my …

Adolf Hitler's personal photographer's collection of images of Polish Jews emerge

Rare photographs have emerged taken by Adolf Hitler's personal photographer depicting life for Polish Jews in a concentration camp during the Second World War.<p>Hugo Jaeger's photographs of Nazi-occupied Polish town of Kutno between 1939 and 1940 have been released to mark the official establishment …

The Hitler gun control lie

Gun rights activists who cite the dictator as a reason against gun control have their history dangerously wrong<p>This week, people were shocked when the Drudge Report posted a giant picture of Hitler over a headline speculating that the White House will proceed with executive orders to limit access …