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Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II

And, in the process, they created a nation of readers.<p>In 1943, in the middle of the Second World War, America's book publishers took an audacious gamble. They decided to sell the armed forces cheap paperbacks, shipped to units scattered around the globe. Instead of printing only the books soldiers …

How Europe Went To War In 1939

The legacy of the First World War<p>The First World War and its subsequent peace settlements gave rise to new ambitions, rivalries and tensions. People …

RT @madefromhistory: 33.67% of British troops mobilised were killed/wounded in #ww1 http://t.co/xbJPZiRqa1

Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

The air crash team led by investigators from the Netherlands will release its report at 0800 GMT on the website of the Dutch Safety Board (OVV).<p>The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 exploded over eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, killing all on board including 193 Dutch …

Majority of Russian troops have left Ukraine, says Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine ceasefire has "good prospect" of peace as president Petro Poroshenko says 70 per cent of Russian troops have left country<p>Russia has withdrawn 70 per cent of its troops from Ukraine and a ceasefire agreement has a "good prospect" of bringing peace, the Ukrainian president said on …