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Monopoly In WWII – How It Was Used Help Prisoners of War Escape!

Monopoly

Monopoly, a well-known board game was invented in the early 1900s. By the time of World War Two it had become a firm favorite. However…

FROM THE IMJIN TO THE HOOK – Review by Mark Barnes

FROM THE IMJIN TO THE HOOK

Given the age I am it was inevitable that my progress through school and early years of work would be punctuated by contact with former…

‘To posterity’ Legacy of “Great War” veteran lives through American Legion Post 5

Legacy of “Great War”

By Jeremy P. Amick Established in 1919, the American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City, Mo., was founded through sacrifice of combat veterans seeking to…

Calls for Polish World War Two hero General, Stanislaw Maczek to be honoured

Polish World War Two hero

Scottish Members of Parliament are calling for a memorial to be built in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh in honour of Polish World War Two…

New online exhibition of World War One prisoner-of-war paintings

prisoner-of-war

A World War One British Army Lieutenant Colonel learned how to while away the hours as a prisoner-of-war in Germany, by taking up drawing and…

German film-makers document the Germans who fought back against Hitler

On the 70th anniversary of World War Two, German film-makers commemorate and tell the real stories of those Germans who tried to fight back against…

Archives Reveal KIDS As Young As 14 Year Old enlisted in World War One

underage

British archives have revealed that during World War One, a third of sailors were under the legal fighting age of 18, and many were just…

World War Two Vienna flak tower converted into aquarium attraction

flak tower

A World War Two flak tower in Vienna has been transformed into a tropical fish aquarium. Flak towers were built by the Nazis during World…

World War Two veterans who protected Arctic Convoys are recognised by Russia

Arctic Convoys

World War Two veterans are being honoured by Russia for their role in the Arctic Convoys. The Arctic Convoys were a large contingent of around…

New exhibition to display Battle of Waterloo paintings

Battle of Waterloo

A new exhibition at London’s British Museum will display a private collection of original watercolour paintings depicting the landscape and aftermath of the Battle of…

US commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima after 70 years

Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima took place 70 years ago, as the United States advanced across the Pacific islands towards the Japanese mainland. Across the…

Japan’s World War Two kamikaze legacy

kamikaze

Japan’s kamikaze pilots during World War Two were trained to die with their aircraft, in order to inflict as much damage and destruction on the…