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Story of Scots WW2 hero’s D-Day mission retold after medals found

Story of Scots WW2 hero’s D-Day mission retold after medals found | World at War | Scoop.it
The remarkable story of a Second World War hero from Scotland who spearheaded a secret mission on D-Day has been retold after his medal group emerged at auction.
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Neutrality or Not? – How the World’s Non-Combatant Nations Quietly Took Part in WW2

Neutrality or Not? – How the World’s Non-Combatant Nations Quietly Took Part in WW2 | World at War | Scoop.it
“Neutral nations managed to tiptoe through a global conflict, avoiding war while protecting their own interests.” By John Anthony Miller ALTHOUGH MANY NATIONS in the global community proclaimed the…
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Seven brothers saw action across Europe in WWI – and six survived

Seven brothers saw action across Europe in WWI – and six survived | World at War | Scoop.it
From Gallipoli to Passchendaele via the Russian Revolution, a Londonderry-based geneaological researcher has uncovered his family’s remarkable story of tragedy and bravery stretched across the major theatres of the First World War.
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The German Great Escape: the science of how 83 military officers tunnelled out of Welsh prison in 1945

The German Great Escape: the science of how 83 military officers tunnelled out of Welsh prison in 1945 | World at War | Scoop.it
Jamie Pringle, Senior Lecturer in Engineering & Environmental Geosciences writes for The Conversation (UK).
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Shulkin will decide whether to add more conditions to Agent Orange list by Nov. 1

Shulkin will decide whether to add more conditions to Agent Orange list by Nov. 1 | World at War | Scoop.it
Any ailments Secretary David Shulkin might add to VA’s current list of 14 “presumptive diseases” linked to herbicide exposure would make many more thousands of Vietnam War veterans eligible for VA disability compensation and health care.
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19 Photos to Remember the Korean War 67 Years After it Erupted

19 Photos to Remember the Korean War 67 Years After it Erupted | World at War | Scoop.it
All too often, the Korean War -- and the veterans who fought in it -- get lost in the shuffle, but the USO wants to make sure the conflict wedged between World War II and Vietnam gets the attention that it deserves, especially on the day it began 67 years ago.
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14 Surprising Facts About World War II That Your School Didn't Teach You

14 Surprising Facts About World War II That Your School Didn't Teach You | World at War | Scoop.it
Over 60 million people died in the war which is estimated to be 3% of the world population in 1940.
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Czechoslovak soldiers remembered

Czechoslovak soldiers remembered | World at War | Scoop.it
The event was attended by war veterans from Scotland and Belgium, as well as delegations from Poland and Russia, and ambassadors from the Czech Republic and Slovakia
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For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's Desk

For Veterans Mustard-Gassed In Secret Tests, Help Now Sits On President's Desk | World at War | Scoop.it
Decades after the U.S. government exposed service members to chemical weapons in secret experiments, lawmakers have advanced a measure intended to make it
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The story of WWII is usually told by men – what about the women on the front line?

The story of WWII is usually told by men – what about the women on the front line? | World at War | Scoop.it
All three of these books raise questions about the still problematic idealisation of women in combat.
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Remains of Hampton soldier killed during Korean War found, returned for burial at Arlington

Remains of Hampton soldier killed during Korean War found, returned for burial at Arlington | World at War | Scoop.it
The remains of a Hampton man killed during the Korean War have been identified and he will be buried August 8 at Arlington National Cemetery. 
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McCain's brain cancer draws renewed attention to possible Agent Orange connection

McCain's brain cancer draws renewed attention to possible Agent Orange connection | World at War | Scoop.it
Vietnam vets and their widows have been pushing the VA to extend benefits to those exposed to the toxic herbicide and later stricken with glioblastoma. The
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Never Before Seen Photos from Dunkirk Have Been Released to the Public

Never Before Seen Photos from Dunkirk Have Been Released to the Public | World at War | Scoop.it
If you've seen the movie already then these photos may or may not shock you just a little bit. The Battle of Dunkirk was a very messy and nerve-rending aff
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Henry Hall, one of the most decorated naval combat veterans of WWII

Henry Hall, one of the most decorated naval combat veterans of WWII | World at War | Scoop.it
Hall was a range taker in the foremast of HMAS Canberra when she was crippled and sunk on 9 August 1942
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Woman mistake WWII white phosphorous for amber stone on German beach

Woman mistake WWII white phosphorous for amber stone on German beach | World at War | Scoop.it
The woman picked up the bomb fragment on a sandy stretch the Elbe River at Wedel near Hamburg, and put it in her pocket where it ignited once it had dried, setting fire to her jacket.
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These Six Incredible Women Served As Undercover Spies in World War II

These Six Incredible Women Served As Undercover Spies in World War II | World at War | Scoop.it
Author Susan Elia MacNeal of the Maggie Hope mysteries reflects on the importance of female spies in occupied Europe during WWII.
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South Asia's most important contribution in WWII was its labour

South Asia's most important contribution in WWII was its labour | World at War | Scoop.it
Literally millions of rock breakers and road builders, lascars and miners created the foundations for the war economies.
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Remembering Hiroshima Day, with Death Toll at 164621 So Far

Remembering Hiroshima Day, with Death Toll at 164621 So Far | World at War | Scoop.it
Residents in Hiroshima observed a minute of silence today marking the 72nd anniversary of the first atom bomb usage on August 6, 1945 by the US to end World War
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The Forgotten Horror of Ravensbrück, the Nazi Concentration Camp for Women

The Forgotten Horror of Ravensbrück, the Nazi Concentration Camp for Women | World at War | Scoop.it
In 1946, a group of female guards stood trial for war crimes committed at an all-women concentration camp. Seventy years on, why does Ravensbrück remain a footnote in history?
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USS Oklahoma Sailor From World War II Accounted For (Holm)

USS Oklahoma Sailor From World War II Accounted For (Holm) | World at War | Scoop.it
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman from World War II have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.Navy Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Holm, 29, of,
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WWII Raider returns to Guadalcanal

WWII Raider returns to Guadalcanal | World at War | Scoop.it
When Harold Berg stepped onto the white beach of Guadalcanal in late July, he carried memories of the battle he participated in 75 years ago, and also of the buddies he left behind.
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Seriously... - Seriously... - The Bletchley Girls - Cracking Women - BBC Radio 4

Seriously... - Seriously... - The Bletchley Girls - Cracking Women - BBC Radio 4 | World at War | Scoop.it
Five women who each played a crucial role in WW2 and are still alive to tell their tales.
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In WW2, This USAAF pilot defected, he flew his P-38 to Milan & joined the SS

In WW2, This USAAF pilot defected, he flew his P-38 to Milan & joined the SS | World at War | Scoop.it
During WWII, an American pilot defected to Nazi Germany. Despite this, he was allowed to reenlist in the US military. Martin James Monti was born on Octobe
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92-Year-Old Veteran Eugene Fastook Continues To Serve His Bronx Community

92-Year-Old Veteran Eugene Fastook Continues To Serve His Bronx Community | World at War | Scoop.it
What do you want to be when you grow up? Most people settle on just one career. But not Eugene Fastook, who is still exploring all of his options at 92 years old.
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