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Articles by Ovidiu Popa:

The weather that saved the landing in Normandy

Troops in an LCVP landing craft approach Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Image Courtesy of commons The Allied landing in Normandy, on June the…

War criminal Alois Brunner, Adolf Eichmann’s main assistant, died in Syria

Image Courtesy of commons Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem, confirmed to BBC that the former Nazi war criminal, Alois Brunner,…

A controversial initiative: restoring Hitler’s bunker for tourists

The Führerbunker. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia A German museum plans to rebuild the bunker from Berlin where Adolf Hitler spent his last days during the Second…

The death of Erwin Rommel: the Field Marshal is forced to commit suicide

Erwin Rommel was, for a time, Hitler’s favorite general. After his success in 1940, as the commander of a Panzer division, Rommel was appointed to…

The Japanese Concentration Camps

Australian and Dutch prisoners of war at Tarsau in Thailand, 1943. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia 140,000 prisoners of war had passed, during the Second World…

Schwerer Gustav – Hitler’s giant gun – How it worked and why it turned out to be a disaster

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia At the beginning of World War II, the Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, eager to invade France, demanded the construction of a…

A historical fake: The photo of Hitler walking out of prison

Documents from Hitlers time in Landsberg are to be auctioned on July 2 by the owner of a taxi company, who says his father discovered them…

Devoted until the end. The body of an Italian pilot who died in World War II, found on an airplane

A group of Italian amateur researchers has unearthed the remains of an Italian World War II pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots…

A Nazi lair was found hidden deep in the Argentinian jungle

  A team of archaeologists discovered in the jungles of Argentina, near Paraguay, the ruins of what could have been a refuge for Nazi leaders…

Coco Chanel, a Nazi spy: The role the famous designer had in WWII

Image Courtesy of: ibnlive.in Coco Chanel remained in history as one of the most inspiring fashion designers of all time and as the first person who…

The Story of Stanley Hollis – The Soldier the Nazis Couldn’t Kill

The Second World War revealed over the years the stories of many heroes who gave their lives for their country in acts of boundless courage.…

AMAZING! Weapons from WWII embeded into trees in Nevsky Pyatachok – Russia

The Second World War left its mark on the world, as it was discovered by accident in Russia a few years ago, in a region…