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British veteran Ken Washer passed away

18Jan

British veteran Ken Washer passed away

World War Two veteran Ken Washerhas passed away. In September 1944 Ken fought in the Battle of Arnhem. Ken was one of the last survivors of the Reconnaissance Squadron.

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Book of TracesOfWar volunteer Samuel de Korte published in English

14Jan

Book of TracesOfWar volunteer Samuel de Korte published in English

A book written by TracesOfWar volunteer Samuel de Korte from the Netherlands has recently been published in English by Pen & Sword Books. It's titled 'Tragedy & Betrayal in the Dutch Resistance' and it tells the history about the execution of five Dutch men by the Nazi occupation forces.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formation of the United Nations!

4Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Formation of the United Nations!

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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TracesOfWar now also on Reddit

27Dec

TracesOfWar now also on Reddit

TracesOfWar can be found for years now on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. As of now TracesOfWar can also be found (in English) on Reddit, with all our best background articles. Follow us on https://www.reddit.com/r/TracesOfWarHQ/ or via the button below.

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Photo report Candles on Airborne War Cemetery Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

24Dec

Photo report Candles on Airborne War Cemetery Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

The restrictions regarding Covid-19 did not prevent a small group of volunteers to place candles on the graves on Christmas Eve at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Kido Butai: Terror of the Pacific - WW2 Special

23Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Kido Butai: Terror of the Pacific - WW2 Special

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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Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

21Dec

Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about the Dutch winter famine of 1944.

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Pearl Harbor in Real Time special - Episodes 01-10 - December 7, 1941

19Dec

Pearl Harbor in Real Time special - Episodes 01-10 - December 7, 1941

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long. This is the Pearl Harbor in real time special, broadcasted on December 7, 2020.

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Christmas far from home, GIís in Europa during the Holidays of 1944

14Dec

Christmas far from home, GIís in Europa during the Holidays of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how American GIís shared Christmas with the Europeans that were liberated by them and about the tragedy with the Lťopoldville.

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In memory of a Polish prisoner of war

13Dec

In memory of a Polish prisoner of war

Na pamiatke od polskiego jenca wojennego Ė In memory of a Polish prisoner of war, that's what Lieutenant Franciszek Bodzioch wrote to Mrs. Woerdeman on March 11, 1942. Across it a stamp with GeprŁft Oflag II E 15. The card had passed censorship.

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Kriegsweihnacht 1944, Christmas and Nazi propaganda

7Dec

Kriegsweihnacht 1944, Christmas and Nazi propaganda

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how Christmas was used in Nazi propaganda.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - A Japanese Bureaucratic Mess - WW2 Special

4Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - A Japanese Bureaucratic Mess - WW2 Special

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Nazis: Most Notorious Art Thieves in History  - WW2 Special

2Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Nazis: Most Notorious Art Thieves in History - WW2 Special

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is here? The Germans can see Moscow - WW2 - 118 - November 28, 1

29Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is here? The Germans can see Moscow - WW2 - 118 - November 28, 1

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - Deception and Dust-ups - Desert Warfare Tactics - WW2 Special

Nov2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Deception and Dust-ups - Desert Warfare Tactics - WW2 Special

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - Pearl Harbor- Minute by Minute - Official Teaser!

Nov2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Pearl Harbor- Minute by Minute - Official Teaser!

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - How Mighty is the Red Army? - WW2 Special

Nov2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - How Mighty is the Red Army? - WW2 Special

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - Cranking This War Up to Eleven - Hideki Tojo

Oct2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Cranking This War Up to Eleven - Hideki Tojo

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Wehrmacht is Not Clean! - War Against Humanity 020

Oct2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Wehrmacht is Not Clean! - War Against Humanity 020

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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Largest WWII bomb in Poland explodes while being defused

Oct2020

Largest WWII bomb in Poland explodes while being defused

The Tallboy bomb, used by the RAF, is thought to be the biggest ever discovered in the country.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Rape of Humanity at Babi Yar - War Against Humanity 019

Oct2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Rape of Humanity at Babi Yar - War Against Humanity 019

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - Free from the Nazi Occupation - but for how long can it last?

Sep2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Free from the Nazi Occupation - but for how long can it last?

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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