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Photograph links Germans to 1915 Armenia genocide

Photograph links Germans to 1915 Armenia genocide | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The photograph – never published before – was apparently taken in the summer of 1915. Human skulls are scattered over the earth. They are all that remain of a handful of Armenians slaughtered by the Ottoman Turks during the First World War.
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The First World War: the war that changed us all - Telegraph

The First World War: the war that changed us all - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
It will not take much to involve Britons in the centenary of the First World War – fascination with the war has never been greater...
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Bible that was in soldier's pocket when he was killed during WWI is returned to his family after stranger tracks them down

Bible that was in soldier's pocket when he was killed during WWI is returned to his family after stranger tracks them down | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Private George Ford (pictured), from Nottingham, served in the Sherwood Foresters. He was shot dead during the Battle of the Somme in 1918 - aged just 20.
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Photo Gallery: Photography in Communist East Germany

Photo Gallery: Photography in Communist East Germany | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Photo Gallery: Photography in Communist East Germany...
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World War II: London in Color | LIFE | TIME.com

World War II: London in Color | LIFE | TIME.com | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The air raids by German Luftwaffe planes on English cities and towns in 1940 and 1941 -- attacks known collectively and famously as The Blitz -- were terrifying, but they failed in their key aims: namely, to demoralize the British people, and to...
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Last Chance to Quiz Granddad: Book Stirs Interest in Families' Nazi-Era History - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Last Chance to Quiz Granddad: Book Stirs Interest in Families' Nazi-Era History - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Historian Moritz Pfeiffer asked his grandfather about the Nazi era and was struck by the former soldier's lack of empathy for the victims of the Third Reich.
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Eric Hobsbawm dies, aged 95

Eric Hobsbawm dies, aged 95 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Lifelong Marxist, whose work influenced generations of historians and politicians, dies after long illness...
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SS City of Benares: Evacuee ship tragedy 70 years on

SS City of Benares: Evacuee ship tragedy 70 years on | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The sinking of a ship, torpedoed as it sailed from Liverpool to Canada carrying evacuees, is remembered 70 years later by members of a family who all survived.
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Bernhard Schlink: being German is a huge burden

Bernhard Schlink: being German is a huge burden | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Author and philosopher who has broken taboos in confronting Nazi past says war legacy haunts each successive generation...
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Found after 70 years: Divers discover wreckage of 'Giant' German Luftwaffe transport plane shot down by British fighter while flying from base in Sardinia

Found after 70 years: Divers discover wreckage of 'Giant' German Luftwaffe transport plane shot down by British fighter while flying from base in Sardinia | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Experts have found the only surviving example of the Messerschmitt 323 'giant' transport plane, 200ft underwater off the coast of Sardinia.
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World War 2: Warsaw Uprising 1944

World War 2: Warsaw Uprising 1944 | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
A history of the Polish underground's heroic and tragic 63-day struggle to liberate World War 2 Warsaw from German occupation told through photos, movie clips, eyewitness accounts, documents, timeline, maps, and songs.
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The kindly art of interrogation

The kindly art of interrogation | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Historian Julian Putkowski examines how a German Luftwaffe interrogator used persuasion rather than punishment to get prisoners of war to talk during World War II.
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Wartime letters of French father in Nazi labour camp resurface - Telegraph

Wartime letters of French father in Nazi labour camp resurface  - Telegraph | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The children of a Frenchman who wrote to them from his Nazi labour camp have received his warm letters almost 70 years late, thanks to the detective work of an American letter collector.
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BBC NEWS | Europe | The fight against Holocaust denial

BBC NEWS | Europe | The fight against Holocaust denial | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The BBC's Raffi Berg examines the threat of Holocaust denial, as the number of survivors diminishes.
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'Shuttered Society': New Berlin Exhibit Showcases GDR Photography - SPIEGEL ONLINE

'Shuttered Society': New Berlin Exhibit Showcases GDR Photography - SPIEGEL ONLINE | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Art photography produced in communist East Germany, from the birth of the closed-off society to its collapse, has become the focus of a comprehensive museum exhibit for the first time.
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Photo Gallery: 'What Did You Do in the War, Granddad?'

Photo Gallery: 'What Did You Do in the War, Granddad?' | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Photo Gallery: 'What Did You Do in the War, Granddad?
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German court drops investigation into Nazi massacre in Italy

German court drops investigation into Nazi massacre in Italy | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Ruling that court has no evidence to pin former soldiers to wartime killings provokes furious response among Italian survivors...
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Memorial held for Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins - BBC News

Memorial held for Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins - BBC News | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
A memorial service has been held for a Leicestershire suffragette who was jailed five times during her campaign to win the vote for women in England.
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A compromise peace? Lord Halifax in May 1940

Historian Dr Robert Crowcroft discusses the fearful days in May 1940 when Britain's War Cabinet was forced to think the unthinkable.
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Lou Kenton, last surviving British member of International Brigades has died.

Lou Kenton, last surviving British member of International Brigades has died. | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Other lives: Political activist and oldest surviving British member of the International Brigades...
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Secret Second World War Transcripts reveal psychology of nazi soldiers

Secret Second World War Transcripts reveal psychology of nazi soldiers | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
The Second World War had lasted for nearly four years when the 24-year old Luftwaffe Sergeant Heinz Arno Vorberger told Alfred Cramer his opinion about Hitler.The two soldiers were sitting in an Ameri...
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BBC - BBC World Service Programmes - Witness, A Polish odyssey

BBC - BBC World Service Programmes - Witness, A Polish odyssey | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
One girl's story of exile and soldiering during World War Two.
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Trotsky: The ice pick assassination

Trotsky: The ice pick assassination | European History 1914-1955 | Scoop.it
Leon Trotsky's grandson Esteban Volkov talks about his grandfather's assassination with an ice pick...
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