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World War II giant Tallboy bomb explodes during neutralisation near Swinoujscie in Poland; no injuries
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World War II giant Tallboy bomb explodes during neutralisation near Swinoujscie in Poland; no injuries

The Tallboy bomb was designed by British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis and was used by the Royal Air Force to destroy large Nazi-controlled objects through underground shocks

Midway trailer: Patrick Wilson, Nick Jonas prepare for battle in Roland Emmerich’s World War II action film
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Midway trailer: Patrick Wilson, Nick Jonas prepare for battle in Roland Emmerich’s World War II action film

Midway is based on the true events from the Battle of Midway, which was a decisive naval crossfire in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

AN-32 not first victim of Arunachal's rough weather; difficulty in flying led to region being termed 'graveyard' of planes during WWII
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AN-32 not first victim of Arunachal's rough weather; difficulty in flying led to region being termed 'graveyard' of planes during WWII

A cargo aircraft like the Indian Air Force's AN-32, laden with supplies and personnel, may suddenly flip or roll, thereby losing control due to the sudden change in wind speeds in the forbidding mountains of Arunachal Pradesh

Raghu Karnad on winning Windham-Campbell Prize, his book on India's role in WWII, and forgotten histories
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Raghu Karnad on winning Windham-Campbell Prize, his book on India's role in WWII, and forgotten histories

According to Karnad, World War II was the largest military engagement that Indians and the Indian states ever participated in. In Indian history, Indians had never fought a war larger than this.

Japan approves 5-year defence plan to counter China; Shinzo Abe govt set to buy aircraft carriers, dozens of fighter jets
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Japan approves 5-year defence plan to counter China; Shinzo Abe govt set to buy aircraft carriers, dozens of fighter jets

Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe defended his govt's new 5-year-plan to upgrade its military, saying efforts are necessary given growing defence challenges in the region, particularly 'strong concerns' about the expansion of China's military footprint

The Aftermath trailer: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard have a passionate affair in post-WWII Germany
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The Aftermath trailer: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard have a passionate affair in post-WWII Germany

The Aftermath, featuring Keira Knightley, is based on a novel of the same name by Rhidian Brook.

Patrick Wilson joins Luke Evans in Roland Emmerich’s World War II action film Midway
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Patrick Wilson joins Luke Evans in Roland Emmerich’s World War II action film Midway

Midway is based on the true events from the Battle of Midway which was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II

Release date for Ben Kingsley's historical spy thriller Operation Finale advanced to 29 August
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Release date for Ben Kingsley's historical spy thriller Operation Finale advanced to 29 August

Operation Finale is about the hunt and capture of the notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in the '60s.

Mel Gibson to direct Destroyer, thriller set during World War II, based on the Battle of Okinawa
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Mel Gibson to direct Destroyer, thriller set during World War II, based on the Battle of Okinawa

Mel Gibson will helm Destroyer, which tells the story of American naval ship USS Laffey.

Black Panther star Michael B Jordan set to produce Warner Bros' WWII drama The Liberators
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Black Panther star Michael B Jordan set to produce Warner Bros' WWII drama The Liberators

Jordan will produce the film through his company Outlier Society Productions with Safehouse Pictures.

Aharon Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85
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Aharon Appelfeld, esteemed Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor, dies at 85

Appelfeld was born in Romania before the rise of the Nazis, lost his mother in the mass murder of Jews during World War II and was only reunited with his father 20 years later.

'I'm off to war': French Order of Liberation vet remembers WWII
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'I'm off to war': French Order of Liberation vet remembers WWII

In 1940, General de Gaulle created the 'Order of the Liberation', 1,038 men and women who would fight to free France from Nazi rule in World War II. Among those, only 11 are alive today. At 97 years old, former member of the French resistance and politician Hubert Germain offers an increasingly-rare first hand account of his experiences.

Ex-Greek PM Constantine Mitsotakis dies at 98; was country's longest-serving parliamentarian
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Ex-Greek PM Constantine Mitsotakis dies at 98; was country's longest-serving parliamentarian

Ex Greek prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis, an early proponent of austerity cuts Greece eventually had to adopt during the economic crisis, died aged 98

Carter visits India: New Delhi returns bone fragments of US servicemen from WWII crash site
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Carter visits India: New Delhi returns bone fragments of US servicemen from WWII crash site

Ash Carter, who has been travelling in India, watched as the remains were placed in the caskets and loaded onto a C-17 aircraft for the flight home.

US WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia after 70 years
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US WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia after 70 years

A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.

Japan’s PM Abe to skip visit to China for WWII anniversary
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Japan’s PM Abe to skip visit to China for WWII anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in China next month.

Japan marks 70th anniversary of WWII Battle of Okinawa
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Japan marks 70th anniversary of WWII Battle of Okinawa

About 5,000 people including Japan's prime minister and the US ambassador to Japan held a memorial service on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa.

Emperor of Japan prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island
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Emperor of Japan prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Peleliu.

Then and Now: Tokyo 70 years after WWII firebombing that killed 105,400
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Then and Now: Tokyo 70 years after WWII firebombing that killed 105,400

The top photo taken on March 19, 1945 shows survivors commute through destroyed Nakamise shopping street after Tokyo firebombing.

US recovers apparent remains of WWII airmen
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US recovers apparent remains of WWII airmen

US divers searching the wreckage of a US Army amphibious plane that went down in the St Lawrence River during World War II have recovered what appear to be remains of the crew that went missing nearly seven decades ago.