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China marks Japan WWII defeat, flexes muscle with military extravaganza

Sep 03, 2015

China marks Japan WWII defeat, flexes muscle with military extravaganza

Tanks, missiles and troops in lock-step filed past Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square in a massive parade Thursday commemorating Japan's World War II defeat 70 years ago and underlining President Xi Jinping's determination to make China the pre-eminent Asian power. #China #Japan #NewsTracker #Tiananmen Square #World War II #Xi Jinping
'History is harsh': Japanese PM Shinzo Abe stops short of apology for World War II

Aug 14, 2015

'History is harsh': Japanese PM Shinzo Abe stops short of apology for World War II

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology and said future generations of Japanese should not have to make them either. #Japan #NewsTracker #Women in World War II #Shinzo Abe
Hitler not dead? British historian claims massive cover up, says Nazi leader escaped Germany

Jun 12, 2015

Hitler not dead? British historian claims massive cover up, says Nazi leader escaped Germany

Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide at the end of the second world war but was spirited out of Germany by the Nazis in a massive cover up to make the world fall a victim to "duplicitous deception," a noted British historian has claimed. #NewsTracker #Germany #FBI #historian #World War II #Nazi #Adolf Hitler #Axis #Allies #Eva Braun
Indian World War II hero's medals to be brought back home after IAF buys them

May 25, 2015

Indian World War II hero's medals to be brought back home after IAF buys them

World War II veteran Wing Commander Karun Krishna 'Jumbo' Majumdar's Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and bar will return to India, after IAF buys them from a Britain-based auction house. #India #IndianAirForce #NewsTracker #Medals #IAF #World War II #Wing Commander Karun Krishna 'Jumbo' Majumdar #Distinguished Flying Cross
Britain celebrates VE day in wake of surprising election

May 08, 2015

Britain celebrates VE day in wake of surprising election

Britain marked the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on Friday with events to be attended by top politicians despite chaos in some party ranks following the Conservatives' shock election triumph. #Elections #NewsTracker #Britain #Politicians #World War II #VE day
The Imitation Game mostly gets it right about WWII codebreakers, says historian

Feb 20, 2015

The Imitation Game mostly gets it right about WWII codebreakers, says historian

The Oscar-nominated film The Imitation Game gets a lot right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' communications code during World War II. #didyouknow #Germany #World War II #The Imitation Game #Imitation Game #Allied forces #Enigma code
Oscar special: Alan Turing who? Benedict Cumberbatch acts like SRK in The Imitation Game

Feb 18, 2015

Oscar special: Alan Turing who? Benedict Cumberbatch acts like SRK in The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is blessed to have a supporting cast with actors like Mark Strong who are able to rally around the hybrid of Sherlock and Turing that Cumberbatch plays #Homosexuality #Movie review #MovieReview #World War II #The Imitation Game #Benedict Cumberbatch #Sherlock #Alan Turing
US baiters unite: North Korea's Kim Jong-Un confirms official visit to Russia

Jan 28, 2015

US baiters unite: North Korea's Kim Jong-Un confirms official visit to Russia

The trip, if it takes place, would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking power in the reclusive state in 2011, succeeding his father Kim Jong Il who died suddenly, and is likely to come before he visits China, the North's main ally. #China #ThisisNext #US #Russia #North Korea #Vladimir Putin #World War II #Kim Jong-un
Search area for missing AirAsia flight graveyard for World War II naval battle

Jan 02, 2015

Search area for missing AirAsia flight graveyard for World War II naval battle

The Java Sea where a massive search operation is underway for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is also the graveyard for one of the largest naval engagements of World War II. #AirAsia #World War II #AirAsia Flight QZ8501 #Java Sea #naval battle
Did you know: India still has pre-World War-II era law

Nov 03, 2014

Did you know: India still has pre-World War-II era law

Even 67 years after India's Independence, the country's statute book still has a law which provides for punishment to those who dissuade people from taking part in a war in which the "British Empire" is involved. #Legal #didyouknow #World War II #Independence #law books #British Empire