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A 93-year-old World War II veteran returned a fallen Japanese soldier's flag to his family

Deep within the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, in a small farming village hidden away from the fast-paced city life, the family of a fallen Japanese soldier eagerly waited for the return of a precious heirloom. For the first time in 73 years, the Yasue family can finally receive closure for the …

41 Facts About the 41 Kings and Queens Since 1066

Queen Elizabeth II is the …

Portrait of Britain: AD 1000

Ann Williams describes the state of the island at a time when Anglo-Saxon culture was reaching its peak, while also politically challenged by the …

Five ways the Great Fire changed London

<b>The Great Fire of London raged for four days in 1666, destroying much of the city and leaving some 100,000 people homeless. As the Museum of London prepares to mark the 350th anniversary of the inferno, BBC News looks at how it left a lasting impact on the capital.</b><p>A city of stone<p>When a fire began …

Museum of London

Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years

Watch the rise of human cities, beginning with [arguably] the world’s first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>Use the controls at the …

When Iraq Expelled Its Jews to Israel: The Inside Story

Immigrants from Iraq soon after landing at Lod Airport, summer 1951. Photo: Teddy Brauner, GPO.<p>After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis …

Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Crises Throughout European History

A stable, predictable weather pattern allows to plan ahead, for example plant in time to have sufficient food during winter. Sudden changes in weather and climate can therefore have disastrous effects on a society.<p>The Little Ice Age (in short LIA) was a period of climatic and social unrest, …

1,700 years ago, the mismanagement of a migrant crisis cost Rome its empire

On Aug. 3, 378, a battle was fought in Adrianople, in what was then Thrace and is now the province of Edirne, in Turkey. It was a battle that Saint Ambrose referred to as “the end of all humanity, the end of the world.”<p>The Eastern Roman emperor Flavius Julius Valens Augustus—simply known as Valens, …

Ancient History

The year that prepared Adolf Hitler to be a brutal dictator

"The national revolution has begun! The building is surrounded by six hundred heavily armed men! No one is allowed to leave."<p>Behind Hitler, a platoon of steel-helmeted men under the command of Captain Hermann Göring dragged a heavy machine gun into the beer hall entrance.<p>Thus began Adolf Hitler's …

World History

World War I’s bloodiest front is one you’ve never heard of

A dozen engagements that often ran into each other ended up costing 1.7 million casualties, and the stalemate was only ended with the disastrous Italian defeat at Caporetto.<p>After Italy entered the war in May 1915, the Isonzo Valley presented the only real option for serious offensive operations …

9 things you never knew about Guy Fawkes

<i>As Bonfire Night preparations get underway, we take a look at some of the common misconceptions and lesser known facts about our favourite villain</i><p>1. Guy Fawkes did not die from being hung, drawn and quartered<p>The traditional death for traitors in 17th-century England was to be hanged from the …