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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.

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.