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36 World War II British fighters found in Myanmar - Times of India

36 World War II British fighters found in Myanmar - Times of India | World at War | Scoop.it
36 World War II British fighters found in MyanmarTimes of IndiaThe remains of 36 British Spitfire aircraft, which were secretly buried during the World War II in what was then Burma to prevent them from being seized by the Japanese, have been discovered...
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World War II  1939 - 1945  Korea 1950-1954  Vietnam 1964 - 1974
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Willy Williams, the most decorated enlisted sailor in Navy history

Willy Williams, the most decorated enlisted sailor in Navy history | World at War | Scoop.it
In the history of the U.S. Navy only seven men have earned all of the “Big Three” valor awards: Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Silver Star Medal. Six were World War II officers, including one aviator and four submarine commanders. The seventh was enlisted sailor James Elliott “Willy” Williams in Vietnam.
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Pearl Harbor survivor recalls ‘day of infamy’ in Las Vegas visit

Pearl Harbor survivor recalls ‘day of infamy’ in Las Vegas visit | World at War | Scoop.it
The Japanese plane was bearing down on retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing and his colleagues at Pearl Harbor, the sound of machine gun fire ringing in his ears just as he dropped to the dirt.
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These Photos Show Finland's Brutally Cold World War II Battle With the Soviet Union

These Photos Show Finland's Brutally Cold World War II Battle With the Soviet Union | World at War | Scoop.it

 
The German sprint across Poland in September 1939 introduced the Nazi Blitzkrieg to the world, which then watched as Hitler's forces swept over mainland
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Here's how Nazi Germany lost on the Eastern Front to the Soviet Union in World War II

Here's how Nazi Germany lost on the Eastern Front to the Soviet Union in World War II | World at War | Scoop.it
The Germans split up their armies and ended up bogged down in unwinnable sieges.
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‘Above and Beyond’ – Navy Pilot Makes Daring Bid to Save Downed Flier from Korean Hillside

‘Above and Beyond’ – Navy Pilot Makes Daring Bid to Save Downed Flier from Korean Hillside | World at War | Scoop.it
“Time was becoming critical. I decided to make a wheels-up landing, pull him out of the cockpit and wait for the helicopter.” By David Poyer ONE OF AMERICA’S most modest heroes died this month. Sil…
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How One Really Big Tank Helped Save Russia from Hitler Capturing Moscow

How One Really Big Tank Helped Save Russia from Hitler Capturing Moscow | World at War | Scoop.it
 
In the first six months of Operation Barbarossa, the brutal Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Panzer tanks overran hundreds of miles of Soviet territory and reached
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This fraudulent and sadistic Nazi doctor was executed in the same camp where he once worked

This fraudulent and sadistic Nazi doctor was executed in the same camp where he once worked | World at War | Scoop.it
Sigmund Rascher was working as an SS doctor in 1939 when he wrote to his boss, Heinrich Himmler, and requested human subjects for his experiments. Rascher was a member of the Luftwaffe, the German…
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The women who flew for Hitler: An interview with Clare Mulley

Clare Mulley photographed in London. (Fran Monks)   In the Nazi regime’s male-dominated air industry, two women defied expectation and rose to prominence as test pilots.
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The Battle for Nassau – The First Mission for America’s Marines

The Battle for Nassau – The First Mission for America’s Marines | World at War | Scoop.it
“Less than a year into the revolution, a force of Continentals invaded and captured the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Their target: a cache of military supplies that included 200 b…
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Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever

Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever | World at War | Scoop.it
When it comes to alternative history, the Second World War is king. Dozens of books and wargames suggest how history would have changed if Hitler had invaded Britain
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German WWII soldiers’ identity cards now accessible to the public | Ministry of Defence

German WWII soldiers’ identity cards now accessible to the public | Ministry of Defence | World at War | Scoop.it
The Military Archive Central Registry in Prague recently made the decision to copy and make available to the public approximately 1,160 German military identity cards from the Second World War era.
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WWII veteran laid to rest in Illinois, 73 years after death

WWII veteran laid to rest in Illinois, 73 years after death | World at War | Scoop.it
Relatives of a World War II veteran who died in a 1944 battle in the Netherlands that was part of an Allied campaign later depicted in the movie "A Bridge Too Far" have laid his remains to rest in central Illinois.
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This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten

This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten | World at War | Scoop.it
The North Koreans called him "the king of US spies." But the US military nearly erased the story of Donald Nichols, a US Air Force officer who played an outsized role in the Korean War.
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Wild Rides – Seven of the Strangest Bomber Raids of WW2

Wild Rides – Seven of the Strangest Bomber Raids of WW2 | World at War | Scoop.it
“Both the Allies and Axis would conduct a number of unusual bombing runs during the course of the Second World War.” IT HAD ONLY been 132 days since the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor whe…
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USS Ward, ship that fired first American shots of World War II, found in Philippines

USS Ward, ship that fired first American shots of World War II, found in Philippines | World at War | Scoop.it
A team manning a deep sea research vessel says it has found and captured the first underwater images of a sunken U.S. Navy ship credited with firing America’s opening shots of World War II.
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The 5 worst modern battles to fight as a foot soldier

The 5 worst modern battles to fight as a foot soldier | World at War | Scoop.it
All battles suck for a foot soldier, but some stand out for the horrors and misery they imposed on their combatants.
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The Forgotten History Of 'Fragging' In Vietnam

The Forgotten History Of 'Fragging' In Vietnam | World at War | Scoop.it
Senate candidate Roy Moore was reportedly among those officers targeted by their own men.
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Hitler's last dish revealed by his own personal chef

Hitler's last dish revealed by his own personal chef | World at War | Scoop.it
EVIL Furher had a pathetic plate of food before he shot himself in his Berlin bunker as Allied troops rolled into the German Capital. Newly revealed letter show how Hitler killed himself between courses.
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Preserving the past: 9 tips on obtaining missing military records (and awards) for you or a loved one

Preserving the past: 9 tips on obtaining missing military records (and awards) for you or a loved one | World at War | Scoop.it
Whether it's to claimed benefits earned, or keep family history intact, here's where to start.
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Hitler History: Why We're Still Learning About Nazi Dictator

Hitler History: Why We're Still Learning About Nazi Dictator | World at War | Scoop.it
Even decades after Adolf Hitler's death, a high percentage (at least half, by some counts) of Nazi Germany’s crimes remain unrecorded.
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'Hold the Line, No Matter What' — How 'PopPop' Earned a Presidential Unit Citation at Battle of the Bulge

'Hold the Line, No Matter What' — How 'PopPop' Earned a Presidential Unit Citation at Battle of the Bulge | World at War | Scoop.it
They were outnumbered an
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This Was the Invasion of France You Didn’t Hear About

This Was the Invasion of France You Didn’t Hear About | World at War | Scoop.it
The landings on D-Day have become iconic in the minds of many people who think about World War II in Europe. But the landings at Normandy were not the only invasion of France
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Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever

Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever | World at War | Scoop.it
When it comes to alternative history, the Second World War is king. Dozens of books and wargames suggest how history would have changed if Hitler had invaded Britain
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Killing Hitler's hangman: the dramatic story of Reinhard Heydrich's assassination

Killing Hitler's hangman: the dramatic story of Reinhard Heydrich's assassination | World at War | Scoop.it
As acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich's brutality was shocking, even by Nazi standards. (Bridgeman)   Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognised as one of the great iconic villains of the 20th century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi elite.
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The boarding of U-559 changed the war – now both sides tell their story

The boarding of U-559 changed the war – now both sides tell their story | World at War | Scoop.it
In an updated extract from the bestselling Enigma history, we revisit the daring engagement in which two men gave their lives to make a breakthrough possible
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