World War II

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

Chattogram War Cemetery: A World War II memorial

World War II scars are still visible around the world. Chattogram was an important strategic location for the allied forces. In order to tackle the threat from Japan, to occupy Myanmar, and to block access to India, Chattogram was turned into a battleground.

February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018

London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames

All flights to and from London's City Airport were cancelled on Monday after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in the River Thames at George V Dock, the airport said.

August 20, 2017
August 20, 2017

Wreckage of lost ship found after 72 years

Researchers say they have discovered wreckage of the lost warship the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after the World War II cruiser was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Nagasaki Day: “A peep into hell”

Having dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima, Brigadier-General Paul Warfield Tibbets Junior—pilot of the first plane (Enola Gay) to drop the atomic bomb—said to have blinked from the flash behind his goggles. When he opened his eyes to look down, what he saw, he described as “a peep into hell.”

August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017

Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

Japan marks 72 years since the world's first nuclear attack on Hiroshima, with the nation's traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus.

August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017

“An ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages”

Even after long seventy years of the most catastrophic event of the last century, the jury is still out on whether the bombings of the two Japanese cities were justified, morally or strategically.

June 5, 2017
June 5, 2017

World War II monuments vandalised and left to rot

On a mountain outside the Bosnian town of Prozor sits the gigantic monument "Makljen". It used to symbolise the brave fight of Yugoslav partisans against Nazi Germany in the famous Second World War battle of "Neretva".

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

From Finland to Sweden during WWII

In February 1944, during the heavy Soviet bomb my parents decided to send me and my five siblings to Sweden once again. I was two years old.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Obama to visit Hiroshima

Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima this month - the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a US nuclear bomb in 1945.

February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016

World War II sweethearts reunite in Australia after 70 years

Both single again, Norwood Thomas, 93, has embraced his long lost love, Joyce Morris, 88, after travelling 16,000 kilometres from the United States.