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Luftwaffe air ace Oberst Hans Ulrich-Rudel -The greatest!:

Oberst Hans Ulrich-Rudel the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war. Rudel was one of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knight's Cross with ...
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Final WW2 campaign in Italy the
basis of Doherty’s latest offering

Final WW2 campaign in Italy the<br/>basis of Doherty’s latest offering | World at War | Scoop.it
“Since most of the Italian campaign after the liberation of Rome has become obscured by events in north-west Europe, little is known of Operation GRAPESHOT generally and the achievements of Eighth and Fifth Armies in that final month of war are not part of the popular memory of the Second World War.
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WWII pilot never forgotten by the daughter he never met

WWII pilot never forgotten by the daughter he never met | World at War | Scoop.it
Sharon Harville placed an “In Memoriam” in the newspaper last week to preserve the memory of 1st Lt. Edward C. Whaley.
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WWII vets in islands are praised for service - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

WWII vets in islands are praised for service - Honolulu Star-Advertiser | World at War | Scoop.it
Three World War II veterans, two of whom served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, say they are honored that the French government is giving them its highest medal for helping to liberate the co
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Ravensbrück: life in Hitler's concentration camp for women - Washington Post

Ravensbrück: life in Hitler's concentration camp for women - Washington Post | World at War | Scoop.it
Sarah Helm describes life in Hitler’s concentration camp for women.
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National Archives tells agencies to tap into its Digital Skills Matrix - Government News

National Archives tells agencies to tap into its Digital Skills Matrix - Government News | World at War | Scoop.it
Government News National Archives tells agencies to tap into its Digital Skills Matrix Government News The National Archives of Australia has substantially ramped-up its campaign to permanently wean agencies and departments off paper records and...
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Soldier Missing From WWII Accounted For (McGuire) > Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency > News Releases

Soldier Missing From WWII Accounted For (McGuire) > Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency > News Releases | World at War | Scoop.it
U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Harry B. McGuire, 24, of Chester, Ill
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U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Harry B. McGuire, 24, of Chester, Ill

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The daughter who STILL hero worships Heinrich Himmler

The daughter who STILL hero worships Heinrich Himmler | World at War | Scoop.it
Gudrun Burwitz, now in her 80s, has continued to cherish her memories of her evil Nazi father, the architect of the Final Solution, who she claims was the victim of an allied smear campaign.
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Student sniffs out family of WWII dog tag's owner | New Hampshire

Student sniffs out family of  WWII dog tag's owner | New Hampshire | World at War | Scoop.it
A Nashua teenager was determined to find the rightful owner of a military dog tag discovered at a Gate City senior home.
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I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why.

I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why. | World at War | Scoop.it
It's not Veterans Day. It's not military appreciation day. Don’t thank me for my service. Please don’t thank me for my service.
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Dunkirk commemorations: Veterans remember WW2 rescue - BBC News

Dunkirk commemorations: Veterans remember WW2 rescue - BBC News | World at War | Scoop.it
Seven veterans, all in their 90s, return to Dunkirk beach to mark 75 years since the rescue of thousands of allied troops during World War Two.
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World War II veteran reburied in private ceremony after cemetery mix-ups - WDRB

World War II veteran reburied in private ceremony after cemetery mix-ups - WDRB | World at War | Scoop.it
A World War II veteran and his son are pulled from their graves and reburied after the man's family says Evergreen Cemetery made a series of mistakes.
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The Big Life Of A World War II Ace

The Big Life Of A World War II Ace | World at War | Scoop.it
Michael J. Ingelido was a World War II fighter ace, with four downed German planes, and 16 more on the ground.
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Vietnam veterans step up to claim forgotten brother - Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Vietnam veterans step up to claim forgotten brother - Clarksville Leaf Chronicle | World at War | Scoop.it
Clarksville Korean War-era veteran's unclaimed remains interred with honors Tuesday due to the efforts of a Vietnam Veterans of America member and the Missing In America Project
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Final WW2 campaign in Italy the
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Final WW2 campaign in Italy the<br/>basis of Doherty’s latest offering | World at War | Scoop.it
“Since most of the Italian campaign after the liberation of Rome has become obscured by events in north-west Europe, little is known of Operation GRAPESHOT generally and the achievements of Eighth and Fifth Armies in that final month of war are not part of the popular memory of the Second World War.
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Germany Shines Light on Rape by Troops Who Beat Nazis

Germany Shines Light on Rape by Troops Who Beat Nazis | World at War | Scoop.it
Professor Miriam Gebhardt, at Germany's University of Konstanz, alleges American and allied troops committed far more rapes than previously thought.
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Czechs re-enact march to remember Germans dying in post WWII expulsion

Czechs re-enact march to remember Germans dying in post WWII expulsion | World at War | Scoop.it
In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs participated in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.
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Nicholas County man, WWII Veteran heads to France to commemorate D-Day - WKYT

Nicholas County man, WWII Veteran heads to France to commemorate D-Day - WKYT | World at War | Scoop.it
Nicholas County native and World War II Veteran Charlie E Wilson is 89-years-old now, he was only 18-years-old on June 6, 1944 when he was among the first wave with the U-S 4th division to take over France.
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Europe's only all female WW2 internment camp remembered - BBC News

Europe's only all female WW2 internment camp remembered - BBC News | World at War | Scoop.it
An exhibition which tells the previously untold stories of internees at Europe's only all female internment camp is of "international importance," organisers say.
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Soldier Missing From WWII Accounted For (Beethe) > Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency > News Releases

Soldier Missing From WWII Accounted For (Beethe) > Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency > News Releases | World at War | Scoop.it
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U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe, 23, of Elk Creek, Neb.

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Donald Mounts

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A few years ago I spent my Memorial Day visiting US Cemeteries in Belgium, France and Luxembourg  

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German WWII remains exhumed in Bosnia - The Local

German WWII remains exhumed in Bosnia - The Local | World at War | Scoop.it
The remains of about 20 people, thought to be German and Italian soldiers killed in Bosnia during World War II, have been exhumed in the east of the country, officials said Friday.
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Vogel: Petri brothers — 7 of them — answered the call - Bloomington Pantagraph

Vogel: Petri brothers — 7 of them — answered the call - Bloomington Pantagraph | World at War | Scoop.it
Every small town has its patriots. Minonk has its own band of brothers. Seven sons of Michael and Sara Petri were in uniform at the same time during World War
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News Article Missing World War II Soldier Accounted For - Department of Defense

News Article Missing World War II Soldier Accounted For - Department of Defense | World at War | Scoop.it
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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a missing World War II U.S.
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'My father Heinrich Himmler was not a monster' insists daughter of Nazi chief ... - Mirror.co.uk

'My father Heinrich Himmler was not a monster' insists daughter of Nazi chief ... - Mirror.co.uk | World at War | Scoop.it
Gudrun Burwitz, dubbed the 'Princess of Nazism', keeps the Holocaust mastermind's ideals alive by helping other Nazis evade justice
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Scottish soldiers say farewell to German town after 70 years based there

Scottish soldiers say farewell to German town after 70 years based there | World at War | Scoop.it
GERMAN officials thanked the departing units with the prestigious Federal Fahnenband in recognition of their service in and to the country.
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