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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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Last member of first Navy SEAL team turns 94

CBS News went to meet this American hero and hear the WWII stories only he can tell.
CBS News - Published

Polish MP calls for new push for WW2 reparations from Germany

Poland should follow Greece in stepping up pressure on Germany to pay billions of euros in damages for Nazi occupation during World War Two, a lawmaker in charge of Warsaw's reparations campaign said..
Reuters - Published

Videos for World War II

Greece parliament demand Germany pay WWII reparations [Video]Greece parliament demand Germany pay WWII reparations

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said demanding reparations is "a historic and moral duty and a duty in memory of the heroes of the past."

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:58Published

Beto O'Rourke: Green New Deal Will Spur As Much 'Sacrifice' As World War Two [Video]Beto O'Rourke: Green New Deal Will Spur As Much 'Sacrifice' As World War Two

Beto O'Rourke suggested the Green New Deal spurs the same 'sacrifice' as World War Two when it refers to the 'challenges' that the world faces today.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:51Published

Swiss Government Announces Coffee Stockpiling To Come To An End [Video]Swiss Government Announces Coffee Stockpiling To Come To An End

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Switzerland announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee after declaring that the beans are not vital for human survival...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Here's How Much Movie Dates Cost since WWII [Video]Here's How Much Movie Dates Cost since WWII

A movie for two these days can cost more than dinner for two. Here's how much it's cost over 50 years.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

People race in 'patriotic run' in honor of Soviet soldiers [Video]People race in 'patriotic run' in honor of Soviet soldiers

Competitors race through obstacles resembling a war zone to win a ride atop an armored vehicle speeding through a World War II theme park in Belarus.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

NATO chief set to address Congress amid tensions [Video]NATO chief set to address Congress amid tensions

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his pressure on NATO nations to pay more for their defense is leading to tens of billions of dollars more in contributions, but the allies may need to boost..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

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

 

Greek parliament calls on Germany to pay WW2 reparations

The Greek parliament voted on Wednesday to launch a diplomatic campaign to press Germany to cough up billions of euros in damages for the Nazi occupation of the country in World War Two, an issue..
Reuters - Published

Greek parliament debates war reparations claim against Germany

The Greek parliament will vote Wednesday on whether Greece should pursue billions of euros in reparations from Germany for the Nazi occupation during World War Two, an issue Germany says was settled..
Reuters - Published

97-year-old country lawyer still goes to work every day

World War II veteran James L. Bass Jr. says his job gives him purpose and focus: “When night comes, I know I put a day’s work in, and I can sleep well.”
USATODAY.com - Published
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