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World War II: 1939–1945 global conflict
World War II or the Second World War was a global conflict between two alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. Nearly all of the world's countries, including all of the great powers, participated in the conflict, and many invested all available economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities in pursuit of total war, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. Aircraft played a major role, enabling the strategic bombing of population centres and delivery of the only two nuclear weapons ever used in war. It was by far the deadliest conflict in history, resulting in 70–85 million fatalities. Millions died due to genocides, including the Holocaust, as well as starvation, massacres, and disease. In the wake of Axis defeat, Germany, Austria, and Japan were occupied, and war crime tribunals were conducted against German and Japanese leaders.

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Russians celebrate WWII victory on Vienna‘s streets [Video]

Russians celebrate WWII victory on Vienna‘s streets

Russians to celebrate WWII victory on Vienna‘s streets. Ukraine asks authorities to ban events.

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WATCH: Russia celebrates 79th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany [Video]

WATCH: Russia celebrates 79th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany

Russia on Thursday wrapped itself in patriotic pageantry for Victory Day, a celebration of its defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Russia's celebration of victory in World War II, a key pillar of Putin’s rule [Video]

Russia's celebration of victory in World War II, a key pillar of Putin’s rule

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Russia Announces Plan to Parade Seized US Tanks and Artillery on Victory Day | Oneindia News [Video]

Russia Announces Plan to Parade Seized US Tanks and Artillery on Victory Day | Oneindia News

Russia plans to exhibit captured British and NATO military vehicles in Moscow for Victory Day celebrations, showcasing 30 vehicles from 12 nations, including German and American tanks seized in..

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Russian and Ukrainian Strikes Claim 10 Lives in Frontline Regions | Oneindia News [Video]

Russian and Ukrainian Strikes Claim 10 Lives in Frontline Regions | Oneindia News

Intense clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces result in tragedy as at least 10 people are killed in frontline regions. With Russian forces intensifying their offensive in the eastern Donetsk..

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EU foreign policy chief compares Gaza destruction with German cities in WWII [Video]

EU foreign policy chief compares Gaza destruction with German cities in WWII

UNRWA’s commissioner general says attacks on the agency’s reputation were intended to strip Palestinians of refugee status, a day after independent report found Israel still hadn’t provided any..

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World War II: Preserving the historical record for future generations [Video]

World War II: Preserving the historical record for future generations

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Germany begins deployment of permanent Lithuania brigade in first since WWII [Video]

Germany begins deployment of permanent Lithuania brigade in first since WWII

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Huge unexploded WWII bomb discovered in Germany [Video]

Huge unexploded WWII bomb discovered in Germany

The discovery of the half-tonne device in Cologne's Rhine River during construction led to shipping closures and evacuations.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:35Published

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A group of Second World War veterans came together to share a "bit of living history" ahead of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, as they passed their stories onto schoolchildren.
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The Queen has met the Royal Lancers, in which her father served during the Second World War, for the first time as its Colonel-in-Chief.
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Biden suggests his uncle may have been eaten by cannibals during WWII - in apparent swipe at Trump

Joe Biden has suggested his uncle may have been eaten by cannibals after his plane was shot down during the Second World War - as he said Donald Trump was unworthy of serving as commander in chief..
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Murder of WW2 veteran solved - 56 years after he was shot

The murder of a Second World War veteran has been solved - more than 50 years after he was found shot dead.
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Thousands of illegal vapes found in World War Two bunker at back of shop

Thousands of illegal vapes have been discovered in a disused World War Two bunker.
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Intrigue over 'Second World War' plane propeller blade found wrapped up in potato sacks sparks

A propeller thought to be from a Second World War plane has been found buried in a peat bog, sparking an investigation.
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Labour will inherit 'worst economic situation since Second World War', shadow chancellor warns

Labour will inherit the worst economic situation of any incoming government since the Second World War, Rachel Reeves warned today, accusing the Conservative Party of "burning the house down" during..
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Second World War bomb that forced thousands to evacuate in Plymouth detonated at sea

An unexploded bomb from the Second World War which forced thousands to evacuate their homes in Plymouth has been detonated at sea.
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Unexploded WWII bomb to be moved in military convoy through city and 'disposed of' at sea

An unexploded Second World War bomb found at a property in Plymouth will be removed and transported by military convoy through the city for disposal at sea.
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Major incident declared after suspected WWII bomb found in garden

A suspected bomb dating back to the Second World War has been found in a back garden in Plymouth, forcing residents to evacuate their homes.
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Thousands told to leave homes for 36 hours after WW2 bomb found in back garden

More than 3,000 people are leaving their homes after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found in the back garden of a home in Plymouth.
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How UK military tactics in Middle East have parallels with WWII and fight against Islamic State

The interventions by the UK's armed forces in the Middle East this week have been compared to protecting Atlantic convoys in the Second World War and airstrikes against Islamic State.
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Boy who planned synagogue attack in US ordered to write book report

A 13-year-old boy accused of planning an attack on a synagogue has been told by a US court he must write a report on a book about a Second World War diplomat who organised a Jewish rescue operation,..
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Fears for future of Commonwealth Games as Gold Coast pulls out as 2026 host

The Commonwealth Games could be cancelled for the first time since the Second World War after Australia's Gold Coast dropped its bid to host the 2026 event.
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How can we not urge world to recognise India's borders: US envoy in Arunachal

US ambassador Eric Garcetti on Wednesday travelled to Arunachal Pradesh to inaugurate 'The Hump WWII Museum' in Arunachal Pradesh, the second museum in Asia, dedicated to the fallen airmen of the..
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King hands medals to Kenyan veteran thought to be 117-years-old - as Queen feeds baby elephant

King Charles presented a number of medals to one of the world's oldest surviving Second World War veterans in Kenya on day two of the royal state visit.
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With US planes lost in World War II, Arunachal Pradesh travels back in time

A new museum called "The Hump WWII Museum" is being prepared to open in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The museum will house the recovered remnants of US aircraft that were lost in the eastern Himalayas..
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Shipwrecks survey uncovers location of three Dunkirk boats

The wrecks of three boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation in the Second World War have been uncovered for the first time by a detailed survey of 30 shipwrecks off the coast of France.
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Sunak and Johnson have overseen largest tax rises since Second World War - think tank

Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson have overseen the largest set of tax rises since the Second World War, according to economic analysis.
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Bletchley Park WW2 codebreaker who kept 'sharp brain right until the end' dies

One of the last surviving women codebreakers who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War has died aged 99.
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Man set to get over £110,000 in compensation after great-grandfather hanged by Nazis

Relatives of six Italian men hanged by German troops during World War Two are set to receive hundreds of thousands of euros in compensation for their families' trauma.
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India, Brazil and rest of global south break away from the US-led world order

Developing nations are revising the economic rules that the US and its Western partners established since World War II. Countries in the Global South are demanding control of their resources and want..
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King pays tribute to RAF veterans at Dambusters anniversary event

The King has paid tribute to Second World War veterans as he commemorated the 80th anniversary of the famous Dambusters raid.
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Police station cordoned off after suspected WW2 grenade handed in

A police station has been closed and cordoned off after a suspected Second World War hand grenade was handed in at the front desk.
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Drag Shows on Military Bases Were Embraced By U.S. Military in WWII, But Are Now Banned

The current leaders of U.S. military forces apparently have no tolerance for drag shows on military bases, but that's a huge departure from days past, because drag shows were embraced by the brass..
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Funeral of black RAF pilot who fought in Second World War attracts hundreds

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Putin says a 'war has been unleashed' against Russia in stripped-down Victory Day speech

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Vladimir Putin said a "war has been unleashed" against Russia as he marked the anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
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Funeral of black WWII veteran who died alone to be held at historic 600-seat RAF church

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The funeral of one of the last black RAF veterans of the Second World War will take place in a historic 600-seat church in the centre of London after so many people asked to attend it.
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Second World War bomb unexpectedly explodes in Norfolk

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A Second World War bomb has unexpectedly exploded in Norfolk.
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King and Queen Consort light candles on Holocaust Memorial Day in remembrance of millions of victims

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The King and Queen Consort have lit candles on Holocaust Memorial Day in remembrance of the six million Jewish people deliberately murdered by the Nazis in German-occupied Europe during World War Two.
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The Nazi hunter: Remembering victims of the Holocaust

Every year on 27 January, people remember and reflect on the genocide carried out by the Nazis during the Second World War.
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Holocaust survivor says Tory MP 'failed in his duty to British public' with vaccine comparison

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A Holocaust survivor has condemned a Tory MP's "mind-boggling ignorance" after he compared the mass genocide of Jewish people during World War II to the COVID vaccine rollout.
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'Living in a nightmare': Kyiv families without water or electricity in suffering 'worse than WWII'

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UK sees highest net migration since Second World War

The UK has seen the highest net migration since the end of the Second World War.
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Veteran reunited with girl he helped during WWII

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A 99-year-old veteran who fed a French girl during the Second World War has been reunited with her 78 years on.
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Two historic military planes have collided during an airshow in the US city of Dallas.
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97-year-old veteran reunited with military vehicle she drove in Second World War

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A 97-year-old war veteran had an emotional reunion with a military vehicle she first drove during WW2 - when she was just 18.
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Italy forms first far-right government since WW2 under Giorgia Meloni

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Italy's new far-right leader has formed a coalition government and become the country's first woman prime minister.
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Draft-age Russians flee country as plane ticket prices soar and border crossings increase

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Draft-aged Russians have apparently begun to flee the country as it enters is biggest conscription drive since the Second World War - with plane ticket prices soaring above $5,000 (£4,443) and border..
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World War II vintage bomb successfully deposed in Manipur

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Das Boot and Air Force One director Wolfgang Petersen dies aged 81

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German director Wolfgang Petersen, known for the World War Two submarine epic Das Boot and Air Force One, has died aged 81.
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WW2 bomb blown up after fishermen's shock discovery in drought-hit Italian river

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A controlled explosion has been carried out on a Second World War bomb uncovered during a drought on Italy's River Po.
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