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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kingston University bring World War 1 Red Cross archive to life

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

Campaign to save Britain’s last pristine Spitfire station

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

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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