China expansion continues in Antarctica

Following China’s inauguration of a new scientific research station in Antarctica known as the Qinling Station, renewed interest is being placed on the potential environmental and security implications that threatens the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS).

The Invulnerable Nazi Saint-Nazaire Submarine Base

The Saint-Nazaire submarine base is a large, fortified submarine base constructed by the Germans in the occupied city of Saint-Nazaire on the west coast of France.

Wunderwaffe – The Nazi Superweapons of WW2

Wunderwaffe, meaning “miracle weapon” or “universal solution” in German, was a term coined by the Nazi propaganda ministry for “superweapons” being developed during WW2.

Scientists Hunt For Lost WW2 Bunkers Designed to Hold Off Invasion

New research published by scientists from Keele, Staffordshire and London South Bank Universities, has unveiled extraordinary new insights into a forgotten band of secret fighters created to slow down potential invaders during World War Two.

New Discoveries at Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair

Researchers at the Wolf’s Lair, Hitler’s military headquarters located in the Masurian woods, Poland have made several new discoveries.

When did ww2 end?

So when did WW2 end? WW2 was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier.

Why the Battle of the Somme marks a turning point of World War I

Coming at the mid-point of World War I, the Battle of the Somme is often taken to exemplify the stupidity of the war on the western front. But this terrible experience took place at a unique moment, defined by two facts.

Remembrance when we’d rather forget: the war dead of Japan and Germany

The Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo was built in 1869 at the very moment that the modern Japanese state emerged, and as Japan’s national war memorial it commemorates the souls of the 2.5m Japanese who have given their lives for their country.

WW2 Bombs and buses 600 metres deep

May 8, 1945: German forces in Norway have surrendered, and after five long years of occupation, the country is finally free. Suddenly, 30,000 Allied troops had to disarm 350,000 German soldiers, and deal with huge stockpiles of German bombs, guns and ammunition along Norway’s 2500-km-long coast.

The Battle of Jutland Animation

A full account of the Battle of Jutland narrated by Admiral Jellicoe’s grandson as part of the Jutland Centenary Commemorations. The 24 minute animation gives the viewer an overview of the major “chapters” of the battle – the opening battle cruiser action, the Grand Fleet deployment, the Turn Away and the Night Destroyer actions. Additionally the 1917 submarine campaign is explained as a consequence of Scheer’s decision not to risk another Fleet-to-Fleet encounter. Graphics, animation, animated maps and contemporary photography illustrate key points.

Bioglobe supports identification of Vietnam War victims

Bioglobe has developed a concept for genetic identification of hundreds of thousands of victims of the Vietnam War for the government of Vietnam.

Project underway to preserve survivor’s memories of the Holocaust in virtual form

“...the technology known as ‘mixed reality’ ensures high levels of realism and will help future generations better understand the history...”

How the Nazis co-opted Christmas

In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Christmas speech to an excited crowd.

Plans to preserve former WW2 POW camp in Scotland

Plans to preserve Camp 21 at Cultybraggan in Scotland, the site of the former WW2 prisoner of war camp, are being launched by the Comrie Development Trust and Community Shares Scotland.

Uncovering more about Scotland’s military history

Earlier this summer, historic training trenches outside Edinburgh were the focus for an important archaeological excavation to provide a greater understanding of Scotland’s military history.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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