19Aug

WW2 Youtube Series - August 17, 1940 - Il Duce Kicks Churchill Where it Hurts

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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21Jul

WW2 Youtube Series - July 20, 1940 - Good People on Both Sides?

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Sep2017

Photo report Airborne Commemoration Wolfheze 2017

The Sunday afternoon in the 'Arnhem weekend' a commemoration is held at the memorial in Wolfheze. It is usually well attended by the veterans of the Glider Pilot Regiment. This year four Glider Pilots and a veteran of the 7th KOSB joined this service.

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Sep2017

Photo Report Race to the Bridge 2017

One of the events on the Saturday of the 'Arnhem weekend' is the Race to the Bridge. A long column of historic vehicles driving from the former Landing Zones at the Telefoonweg in Renkum to the Arnhem Bridge.

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1Jul

Unmarked graves of the only British soldiers who died in Germany between WW1 & WW2

As the long period of public remembrance and reflection marking the centenary of the outbreak and the bloody course of WW1 comes to an end, it is worth highlighting a particular commemorative plight arising from the British government’s decision to determine 31 August 1921 as the official end of the war. This is an account of the British Army’s indifference to the plight of the only British soldiers, 30 of them, who died in Germany whilst implementing conditions of the Treaty of Peace, and who lie buried in Europe without any form of commemoration or recognition.

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30Jun

WW2 Nation about Erwin Rommel and the German invasion of the west

After some time of not making new videos, WW2 Nation started a new series of video documentaries on their YouTube channel. In this series the British team members visit the location of Hitler's invasion of Belgium and France during the spring of 1940. Below you can watch the first episode, in which the role of Erwin Rommel during the German invasion of the west is described.

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23Jun

WW2 Youtube Series - June 22, 1940 - Nazi Europe?!

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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19Jun

WW2 Youtube Series - June 15, 1940 - Britain Votes to Leave

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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12Jun

Rough Guides follows in the footsteps of the liberators

On 1 July 2019 Liberation Route Europe Foundation and Rough Guides present a travel book about the liberation of Europe during World War II, titled Travel the Liberation Route Europe. The book covers hundreds of locations through regions in nine different countries, focusing on the liberation routes of the Allied advance. TracesOfWar.com asked the authors, Nick Inman and Joe Staines some questions by e-mail.

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6Jun

Photo and video report D-Day 75 years [update!]

You can’t have missed that yesterday and today in Normandy the allied invasion of 6 June 1944, 75 years ago, is commemorated. TracesOfWar.com is there. Below an impression. More photos will follow later.

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4Jun

WW2 Youtube Series - June 1, 1940 - Brexit at Dunkirk

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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21May

How art treasures were hidden from Hitler

The story of how a quarry in north Wales was used to store priceless works of art during World War Two.

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19May

WW2 Youtube Series - May 18, 1940 - Blitzkrieg in the West

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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13May

Troops' horror at stench of 1,016 burned bodies after WW2 death camp massacre

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES. More than a thousand labour camp inmates – who’d already suffered the privations of the death marches as the allies advanced – had been literally, and deliberately, roasted alive by the residents of Gardelegen

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11May

WW2 Nation starts new series on YouTube with a visit to fortress Eben-Emael

After some time of not making new videos, WW2 Nation started a new series of video documentaries on their YouTube channel. In this series the British team members visit the location of Hitler's invasion of Belgium and France during the spring of 1940. Below you can watch the first episode, in which fortress Eben-Emael in Belgium is visited.

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11May

WW2 Youtube Series - May 11, 1940 - Hitler Strikes in the West

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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9May

V-E Day 1945: The celebration heard ’round the world

V-E Day, May 8, commemorates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces in 1945, ending World War II in Europe.

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9May

Russian World War 2 veteran, 100, calls for peace on Victory Day

Centenarian World War Two veteran Nikolay Bagayev will be among Russians across the country commemorating the anniversary of the war's end on Thursday. He told his story to his granddaughter, Reuters Moscow bureau reporter Olesya Astakhova.

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8May

Historicus en Churchill-biograaf John Lukacz overleden

De in Hongarije geboren schrijver vluchtte in de jaren veertig naar de Verenigde Staten. Hij schreef meer dan dertig boeken, onder meer over zijn held Winston Churchill.

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8May

D-Day 75th anniversary: Where in U.S. to honor, learn about World War II invasion

A guide to U.S. museums and memorials that will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in World War II.

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2May

Dutch queen 'considered Nazi swap for royals'

As World War Two neared an end, Dutch Queen Wilhelmina was asked to help save Belgium's royal family.

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29Apr

'Ghost Army' veterans recall secret World War Two decoy mission

Surviving veterans of the secret ‘Ghost Army’ tasked with fooling Nazi forces about the location of allied troops have been recalling their extraordinary role in World War Two.

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28Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - April 27, 1940

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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24Apr

North Americans Don’t Know Much About World War II’s Holocaust Anymore

A disturbing number of North Americans — especially younger millennials — don’t know much about the Holocaust. And they vastly underestimate the number of Jews murdered.

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23Apr

WWII shipwreck found off coast of Victoria

The final resting place of an Australian freighter torpedoed by a Japanese submarine more than seven decades ago has been discovered off the coast of Victoria.

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