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A Look Into the Vietnam Tunnels
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A Look Into the Vietnam Tunnels

Huyh Van Chia was only 17 years old when he began to fight as a guerilla soldier in the Vietnam War. When he turned 21, he lost both an eye and a arm when he was shot by the enemy after shooting at a tank. Chia was operated on in […]

The Discovery of a WWII-era Bunker Used by the Japanese
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The Discovery of a WWII-era Bunker Used by the Japanese

Heritage Sabah has said they have rediscovered the remnants of a Second World War bunker and tunnel that was hidden in the heart of Kota Kinabalu for over 20 years. Volunteers uncovered the bunker which was believe to be part of an extensive network of secret tunnels that were used […]

WWI Soldiers Left Poems And Signatures In Somme Tunnels
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WWI Soldiers Left Poems And Signatures In Somme Tunnels

The tunnels haven’t been touched for almost 100 years. Inside, archaeologists found out the signatures came from a Cumbrian regiment. Many other objects which used to belong to soldiers lie under the Battle of the Somme site, from ammunition to food tins. The writings on the walls are perfectly legible […]

Austria To Conduct Search For Hidden Nazi Laboratory
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Austria To Conduct Search For Hidden Nazi Laboratory

Thousands of people were killed in the 15 miles of tunnels that lie under Gusen. Authorities are now searching the tunnels located under the former concentration camp. They believe that Nazi scientists conducted experiments and nuclear research as they tried to build an atomic bomb. The accusations came after the […]

Korean War: The Spine-Tingling Heroism Of The British Who Fought For Their Lives
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Korean War: The Spine-Tingling Heroism Of The British Who Fought For Their Lives

Corporal Jim Lucock described himself as an ordinary man who just wanted to stay alive. But in war it doesn’t matter how much you want to live so one day he was ordered to destroy a series of tunnels dug by the enemy. British troops faced many of these missions, […]

Brompton Road Station To Be Turned Into Flats
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Brompton Road Station To Be Turned Into Flats

The station, which was used by Winston Churchill, was closed in 1934 because of the lack of passengers. It was used during the Second World War to house anti-aircraft operations. The Qatari Royal Family have also tried to purchase the location where Rudolf Hess, one of Hitler’s closest man was […]

Inside Gibraltar’s World War 2 tunnels
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Inside Gibraltar’s World War 2 tunnels

The RAF bomb disposal teams in Gibraltar are being kept busy, clearing ordnance left over from World War Two. The Ministry of Defence is handing over miles of man-made tunnels inside the famous rock to the Gibraltan Government. But before that can happen, the tunnels need to be checked and […]

Resurrecting London Underground’s ghost stations
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Resurrecting London Underground’s ghost stations

Mysteries buried deep underground in London’s labyrinth of Tube tunnels could soon be coming to the surface. Exploring London Underground’s abandoned stations, or ‘ghost’ stations, is limited to just a couple of small TfL-led tours a year. Tickets sell out quickly despite virtually no publicity, as the curious clamour to […]

Canadian vet was a POW at ‘The Great Escape’ camp
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Canadian vet was a POW at ‘The Great Escape’ camp

Canadian Albert Wallace was a prisoner of war at Stallag Luft III, the location of The Great Escape. He remembers lying awake anxiously in bed the night of the escape, hearing the sound of a gunshot and the commotion that followed. In Wallace’s story there’s no Steve McQueen, and this […]

Berlin tunnels show Hitler’s megalomaniac vision (archive)
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Berlin tunnels show Hitler’s megalomaniac vision (archive)

Three vast tunnels were opened under central Berlin this month, giving a glimpse of Adolf Hitler’s megalomaniac vision of a new architectural centre for the capital of Nazi Germany. The 16-metre (50-foot) deep tunnels were constructed in 1938 as part of an underground transport network beneath a series of bombastic buildings […]