World War Ii

  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report 05-04-2014 06:43 PM

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover...
  • Man known as 'kissing sailor' in WWII-era image dies 18-03-2014 12:19 AM

    A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing home in Dallas, his daughter, Glenda Bell,...
  • Hiroo Onada, Japan's last World War II straggler dies at 91 18-01-2014 12:53 PM

    Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died on Thursday at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide...
  • China says Japan PM shuts door on talks with war shrine visit 30-12-2013 06:08 PM

    China said on Monday that its leaders will not meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his visit to a shrine seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime aggression, underscoring the deteriorating ties between Asia's two biggest economies. Abe had repeated his hopes for talks with Beijing last...
  • India's indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant a threat to China: Report 21-08-2013 02:38 AM

    Describing the launch of India's indigenous aircraft carrier and Japan's biggest warship since World War II as a threat to China, a report in the state-run media on Tuesday alleged some countries are backing New Delhi to balance Beijing's power. The launch of India's INS Vikrant and Japan's helicopter carrier...
  • 'US still a long way to address large scale unemployment' 18-07-2013 03:31 AM

    Washington: Noting that the US still has a long way to go to address large scale unemployment, the White House today said the country's deficit is declining at the fastest pace since demobilisation after World War II. "We are seeing our deficits decline at the fastest pace since demobilisation after...
  • US finds long-lost diary of top Nazi leader and Hitler aide 10-06-2013 11:11 AM

    Washington: The US government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War II. A preliminary US government assessment reviewed by Reuters asserts the diary could...
  • Postcard mailed during WW II arrives at NY home 24-11-2012 08:32 AM

    Elmira: A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at the former upstate New York home of the couple who sent it. The postcard was sent July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Illinois, to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring in Elmira. Their brother, George Leisenring, was stationed at Rockford's...
  • Tom Hanks to star in World War II drama 29-11-2011 01:28 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Tom Hanks is producing a World War II drama based on Erik Larson's book, which is set in the world of Hitler's Germany. Universal studio and Hanks' Playtone have bought the rights of Larson's non-fiction best-seller 'In the Garden of Beasts' to produce. Hanks is also...
  • Army's help sought to defuse WW-II era bomb 24-10-2011 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Police have sought the Army's help to defuse a 45 kg live bomb shell that was discovered by a dredging ship off the coast of Mumbai on October 20. The shell termed 'dangerous' by the police is believed to be part of the cargo of a British...
  • Machine that sent Nazi messages up for sale 19-09-2011 08:16 AM

    London: A machine used by the Nazis for sending coded messages during World War II will be sold at an auction here this month. It could fetch thousands of pounds at Christie's September 29. The Enigma machine was used by the German military to send messages before the code was...
  • Biography claims Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy 17-08-2011 10:43 AM

    New York: A new book about the life of Coco Chanel published in the United States on Tuesday aims to strengthen claims the French designer collaborated with the Nazis during World War II as a spy code-named "Westminster." The book, "Sleeping With The Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War," by Paris-based...
  • Hitler ordered sex toys for troops during WW-II 11-07-2011 02:12 PM

    London: Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler had ordered sex toys for his troops as many of them were contracting sex diseases from French prostitutes, records have revealed. While researching the history of Barbie, which was based on a post-war German sex doll, author Graeme Donald uncovered Hitler's secretive 'Borghild Project'. Under...
  • Stilwell Road: Indo-China road to peace? 28-06-2011 09:04 AM

    Kunming, Yunnan province: Bilateral relations between India and China have often been a bumpy ride. But these days, the Chinese are pinning their hopes on the reopening of a road to improve their relations with India. The Stilwell Road was built during World War II and the Indo-China relations can...
  • Hitler tried to build flying saucers during WWII 27-04-2011 12:48 PM

    London: Adolf Hitler tried to build a fleet of flying saucers to attack London and New York, a media report said. The Sun reported that one alleged site of production of the Nazi UFOs is a series of tunnels buried under the Jonas Valley in Thuringia, central Germany. Under the...
  • Hitler's men used poisoned chocolate to kill 04-04-2011 11:36 AM

    London: Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's henchmen got so desperate in the dying months of World War II that they planned to use poisoned chocolate, coffee and whisky to assassinate Allied leaders, de-classified documents reveal. The Nazi henchmen also planned to create a "Fourth Reich" by sending secret agents to start...
  • Britain masterminded plot to kill Lenin? 22-03-2011 05:27 PM

    London: Britain may have masterminded a plot to kill Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin after the First World War, new documents suggest. For a century, the story was dismissed as fiction. But 90 years on, new documents indicate that Robert Bruce Lockhart -- London's representative in Moscow -- was involved in...
  • Japan tsunami: Nothing to do but run 16-03-2011 03:46 PM

    Shizugawa: Growing up in this small fishing town on Japan's northeastern coast, 16-year-old Minami Sato never took the annual tsunami drills seriously. She thought the town's thick, two-story-high harbor walls would protect against any big wave. Besides, her home was perched on a hilltop more than a mile (about two...
  • WW II veteran gets millionth new UK passport 25-02-2011 08:18 AM

    London: A World War II veteran has been issued the millionth new British passport free of cost as part of the special UK scheme for the war-time generation. Janet Varrall is the one millionth person to receive a new 'Scenic Britain' passport, since they were first issued last October. The...
  • 'Band of Brothers' inspiration Dick Winters dies 11-01-2011 11:40 AM

    Philadelphia: Even as Parkinson's disease began taking its toll on Dick Winters, who led his "Band of Brothers" through some of World War II's fiercest European battles, the unassuming hero refused, as always, to let his men down. Friends accompanied him to public events, subtly clearing a path through the...
  • Heil Hound: Nazis dogged by Hitler-mocking mutt 08-01-2011 04:00 PM

    Berlin: Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to World War II: the Nazis' dogged obsession with a Finnish mutt who gave not a howl, but a heil. And, just as absurdly, the totalitarian state that dominated most of Europe was unable to do much about the canine's paw-raising...
  • Clandestine heroes of World War II: Gary Kamiya 16-12-2010 03:38 PM

    New York: Daredevil saboteurs in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War Two went to extremes to help the Resistance, risking arrest and execution. These true-life James Bonds worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a secretive British organization assisting resistance movements in occupied Europe. Its mission, ordered by Winston Churchill, was...
  • 40 years later, Nagasaki bomb still causes disease 15-12-2010 01:37 PM

    Tokyo: Researchers testing survivors between 1985 and 2004 found people who had received high levels of radiation from the bomb blast were eight times more likely to develop a rare blood disease than those exposed to low levels. "It adds evidence to the fact that radiation even at moderately low...
  • 70th WWII anniversary commemorated in Poland 02-09-2009 01:16 PM

    Leaders from 20 countries gathered in Gdansk, Poland for the event. ...