flood1
09 Jun 2015

Floods as war weapons

A new study shows that, from 1500 until 2000, about a third of floods in southwestern Netherlands were deliberately caused by humans during wartimes.

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spit1
26 Mar 2015

Assumed Missing – Reported Buried – the search for the lost Spitfires of Burma

It was a story which captivated the world’s media in 2012 and even attracted the support of British Prime Minister, David Cameron in talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein

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walney
01 Dec 2014

Excavating WWI practice trenches in Cumbria

Excavations and surveys of the First World War practice trenches on Walney Island on the western coast of Cumbria have been carried out by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.

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flower1
25 Nov 2014

Flower links civil war, natural history and ‘The Blood Of Heroes’

On August 14, 1864, in a Union Army camp in Georgia, a captain from Wisconsin plucked a plant, pressed it onto a sheet of paper, wrote a letter describing the plant as “certainly the most interesting specimen I ever saw,” and sent it with the plant to a scientist he called “Friend” in Wisconsin.

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bug2
24 Nov 2014

10 bizarre war machines from World War Two

The Second World War witnessed a leap in technology and weaponry. But there are some bizarre weapons that never quite made it into the wider public knowledge.

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ww1a
09 Nov 2014

The ‘Lost Diggers of Fromelles’: identifying and caring for the dead of the First World War

Using DNA to identify the remains those long dead is about more than just the historical record; it can also be seen as an ‘act of care’, writes Jackie Leach Scully of Newcastle University.

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WW1
09 Nov 2014

Rutherford’s secret WW1 mission helped pioneer ‘sonar’

Manchester scientist Ernest Rutherford – famed for “splitting the atom” – also deserves better recognition for helping to pioneer a system we now know as sonar as part of a top secret World War One defence project.

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81267_web
22 Oct 2014

NOAA team discovers two vessels from WWII convey battle off North Carolina

German U-boat 576 and freighter Bluefields discovered within 240 yards of each other.

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crown1
07 Oct 2014

Historic WW2 Defences uncovered on the Suffolk Coast

Touching the Tide, a £900,000 project funded by the Heritage Lottery and The Crown Estate, through its Marine Stewardship Programme, is working with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service to explore the remains of World War Two defences on Suffolk’s beaches.

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hiro1
27 Aug 2014

The nuclear legacy of Hiroshima is a global issue, how much of it is a trauma for everybody?

Speaking in Hiroshima in the weeks preceding the sixty-ninth anniversary of the bombing of the city, Yoko Ono stood up for peace declaring that ‘No More Hiroshima’ is a global issue.

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ww1
01 Jul 2014

World War One – Reflecting on the true poetic legacy of The Great War

THE First World War still resonates for its horrors…and for its poetry. But do the works of writers such as Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Rupert Brooke – widely taught in schools – reflect the true poetic legacy of the trenches?

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Airship over York : Credit UH
01 Jul 2014

World War One – Trenches in Britain and British Government’s airship programme

THE First World War is deeply imprinted on the culture and the memory of Britain. But, as a conflict fought largely overseas, did it leave any traces on the landscape?

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dday1
09 Jun 2014

D-Day’s ‘forgotten man’

Seventy years after Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, the Churchill Archives Centre has released a short film commemorating the ‘forgotten architect’ of D-Day.

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kurt1
06 Jun 2014

Lost Nazi Weather Station Kurt

Few people would equate this place with World War II German Nazis. And yet in 1943 a U-Boat installed a German weather station code named “Kurt” in Martin Bay, northern Labrador.

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ward1
02 Jun 2014

WWI – The Great War bred a moment of unity in British patriotism

NIGHT after night, while guns thundered and soldiers died on the battlefields of France, the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London dutifully carried out their ancient Ceremony of the Keys.

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OLYM
21 Feb 2014

The Nazi Olympics

The Olympics of 1936, officially called the Games of XI Olympiad took place in Berlin, Germany after winning the bid to host the games in 1931.

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MAP
20 Feb 2014

150 years since attack on Rangiaowhia in the NZ Wars

Friday 21 February represents 150 years since an attack on the village of Rangiaowhia in the Waikato War (1863–1864). The events that unfolded at the small settlement near TeAwamutu are still debated by historians and the descendants of Ngāti Apakura.

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GERMANYOUTH
11 Feb 2014

The long shadow of World War II

World War II ravaged much of Europe, and its long-term effects are still being felt. A new survey shows that elderly people who experienced the war as children are more likely to suffer from diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease.

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hanger1
09 Feb 2014

Home front heritage revealed in new study of WWI Scotland

Hundreds of sites and structures established for the defence of Scotland in the First World War explored.

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redcross1
01 Feb 2014

Kingston University bring World War 1 Red Cross archive to life

Public knowledge and understanding of life on the Home Front during World War

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spitfire1
01 Feb 2014

Campaign to save Britain’s last pristine Spitfire station

The future for Britain’s last pristine Spitfire station continues to hang in the balance.

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lastpost1
01 Feb 2014

Last Post tribute at First World War battlefields

Launch of the Last Post, a mass participation music project for 300 communities in each year of the Centenary

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naz1
29 Jan 2014

Afro-Jewish band dominated Nazi-occupied Denmark’s music scene

Afro-Danish orchestra with three black musicians and a Jewish woman that sold out all the biggest Copenhagen venues during the German occupation

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ww11
24 Jan 2014

The war that changed everything and nothing

It was all supposed to be over in a matter of weeks.

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gui1
21 Jan 2014

Nazi Execution Machine Uncovered

71 years ago, members of the German resistance group called the White Rose Group were arrested

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cam1
16 Jan 2014

Student life during WWII

Cambridge at the start of the Second World War.

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Control Panel
13 Jan 2014

RAF Molesworth’s Ground Launched Cruise Missiles – 25 Years On

The infrastructure built to support the ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM)

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SPITFIRE
03 Dec 2013

Crusade for Spitfires in Burma continues

Search for elusive Spitfires in Burma to continue

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ja22
28 Sep 2013

When Israel flew Nazi Planes

Just how did the post-war Israeli air force end up equipping its first fighter squadrons with the famous Nazi warplane the Me-109s?

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spitfire
17 Apr 2013

The Lost Spitfires of Burma – The anatomy of a legend

In January 2013 the World’s media watched as a crack team of historians, archaeologists and geophysicists assembled by global game company Wargaming.net, set out to solve the mystery of the lost squadron of Spitfires which, according to aviation enthusiast David Cundall, were buried by Allied Forces at airfields in Burma at the end of the Second World War.

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Adolf Hitler : Wiki Commons
07 May 2012

Inside the Mind of Hitler

A secret report, previously unknown to historians, shows how British Intelligence was tracking Hitler’s growing preoccupation with “the enemy within” on the eve of the Final Solution.

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