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World War II: 1939–1945 global war
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.

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Congress unanimously votes to promote Bob Dole to colonel

The former Senate majority leader and Republican presidential candidate served in World War II
CBS News - Published

Witness exploding meteor, 10 times stronger than WWII atomic bomb

NASA released images of a meteor exploding over the Bering Sea last December.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for World War II

NASA Releases Images Of A Giant Meteor Explosion Over Earth [Video]NASA Releases Images Of A Giant Meteor Explosion Over Earth

NASA has released images of a huge meteor that exploded over Earth last year with more than 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. The “fireball,” NASA’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

UK at risk of being forced to take part in European parliamentary elections - Barclay [Video]UK at risk of being forced to take part in European parliamentary elections - Barclay

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay urged politicians to get behind Prime Minister Theresa May, saying her twice-rejected deal is the best option for the country. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Vatican to Open Archives on WWII-Era Pope Pius XII [Video]Vatican to Open Archives on WWII-Era Pope Pius XII

The secret archives will be open to researchers beginning in March 2020.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Pope to open secret WW2 archive for Jewish groups [Video]Pope to open secret WW2 archive for Jewish groups

Some Jewish groups have long alleged that the Vatican turned a blind eye to the Holocaust. Now Pope Francis plans to open the secret archives of his predecessor Pius XII, stating, "the Church is not..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Mass World War Two graves found at Belarus building site [Video]Mass World War Two graves found at Belarus building site

Building workers in Belarus have uncovered the remains of almost 800 bodies in a mass grave at a site of a former Jewish ghetto

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:28Published

Remains of hundreds of Jews unearthed in Nazi-era mass grave in Belarus [Video]Remains of hundreds of Jews unearthed in Nazi-era mass grave in Belarus

Soldiers in Belarus have unearthed the bones of hundreds of people shot during World War Two from a mass grave discovered at the site of a ghetto where Jews lived under the Nazis.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:24Published

Macron: Anti-Semitism At Its Worst Since WWII [Video]Macron: Anti-Semitism At Its Worst Since WWII

CNN reports French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a crackdown on the "scourge" of anti-Semitism, days after protesters held rallies against a rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Sailor pictured kissing nurse in iconic Second World War photo has died [Video]Sailor pictured kissing nurse in iconic Second World War photo has died

George Mendoza's claim to appear in the picture was verified using facial technology.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:24Published

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role [Video]Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Poland Pulls Out Of Israel Summit Over Holocaust Statement [Video]Poland Pulls Out Of Israel Summit Over Holocaust Statement

Reuters reports Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel on Monday, after Israel’s acting foreign minister said “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Growing calls to acknowledge African troops who served UK army [Video]Growing calls to acknowledge African troops who served UK army

African soldiers who joined the British army during WWII were paid a fraction of what their white colleagues were, if at all, and often suffered treatment akin to slavery.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Vintage Alfa Romeo, Lego car go up for sale at Paris retro car show [Video]Vintage Alfa Romeo, Lego car go up for sale at Paris retro car show

The world's biggest classic car show returned to Paris on Wednesday (February 6). Up for auction this year is a pre-World War Two Alfa Romeo along with a racing car made from nearly 313,000 pieces of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Patriots victory parade boasts a million-strong crowd [Video]Patriots victory parade boasts a million-strong crowd

Superstar Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick were among the first to greet a million-strong crowd for their victory parade in Boston on Tuesday to celebrate the New England Patriots' record-tying sixth..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

No plan for Mosul: chaos and neglect slow Iraqi city's recovery [Video]No plan for Mosul: chaos and neglect slow Iraqi city's recovery

Two years after the battle in which Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from IS the authorities are battling with a lack of equipment and alleged corruption to rebuild the city. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

UK PM May's Party Offers New Compromise To Break Brexit Impasse [Video]UK PM May's Party Offers New Compromise To Break Brexit Impasse

Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Tuesday proposed a last-minute compromise Brexit plan. It seeks to draw a line under internal divisions that have so far..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Inside Jerusalem's little known Holocaust memorial [Video]Inside Jerusalem's little known Holocaust memorial

As the world marks Holocaust memorial day, a look inside Jerusalem's little-known Chamber of the Holocaust - founded four years after the end of World War Two, and home to artifacts contributed by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

 

Owner of Krispy Kreme and Panera acknowledges Nazi past

German conglomerate reportedly forced civilians and prisoners of war to work in its factories during World War II
CBS News - Published

Today in History for March 18th

On this day in history: Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Mahatma Gandhi is sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy's Mussolini agrees to enter WWII; Terri Schiavo's feeding tube..
USATODAY.com - Published

WWII vet runs across America, again

Ernie Andrus, who served in the Navy in World War II, was celebrated back in 2016 when, at the age of 93, he became the oldest person ever to run across America, making the trip from San Diego all the..
CBS News - Published

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