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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 70 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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Bentley rebuilt 1939 Corniche lost in WWII

The historic Bentley was involved in a serious traffic accidents and World War II bombings.
USATODAY.com - Published

A WW2 battle reverberates in Poland's national election campaign

A monument to a battle fought in the opening days of World War Two has become a new frontline in the fight between Poland's ruling nationalists and the liberal opposition in the countdown to a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for World War II

South Koreans mark anniversary of end of Japan's colonial rule [Video]South Koreans mark anniversary of end of Japan's colonial rule

Anti-Japan protests have included renewed calls for an apology and compensation for forced sex workers during World War II.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

South Korean President urges talks with Japan [Video]South Korean President urges talks with Japan

On the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, South Korea's president on Thursday (August 15) urged Japan to contemplate its wartime past and offered to engage in talks to repair strained..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

S.Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade 'white list' [Video]S.Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade 'white list'

South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its "white list" of countries with fast-track trade status from September, a tit-for-tat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade rift between the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

China's geopolitical play in debt-ridden Samoa [Video]China's geopolitical play in debt-ridden Samoa

Samoa's courting investors on both sides of the China-U.S.divide. That's unsettling Washington and its allies, who are weary of Beijing's growing influence on island nations in the South Pacific...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Watch: Poles commemorate Warsaw Uprising with minute's silence [Video]Watch: Poles commemorate Warsaw Uprising with minute's silence

Poland is marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:18Published

'I was prepared to do anything': Meet the 96-year-old veteran of the Warsaw Uprising [Video]'I was prepared to do anything': Meet the 96-year-old veteran of the Warsaw Uprising

It's 75 years since the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi regime during WWII. Bohdan Dembinski was one of those who took part in the bloody 63-day battle. He told Euronews about the day it all started.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:17Published

Warsaw Uprising: What happened during the WWII insurrection & how is it viewed today? [Video]Warsaw Uprising: What happened during the WWII insurrection & how is it viewed today?

Poland is marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:17Published

Putin explores sunk Soviet submarine in Bond-style dive [Video]Putin explores sunk Soviet submarine in Bond-style dive

Russian President Vladimir Putin dived to the bottom of the Gulf of Finland aboard a submersible to explore a Soviet submarine which was sunk during World War Two.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

EU says Iran nuclear deal 'still alive' [Video]EU says Iran nuclear deal 'still alive'

But Israeli's Netanyahu likened the EU position on Iran's nuclear activities to the appeasement of Nazi Germany ahead of World War Two.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Alan Turing unveiled as new face on £50 note [Video]Alan Turing unveiled as new face on £50 note

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing will be the next person to feature on the £50 note, the Bank of England has confirmed. The selection of the mathematician, who is often credited as being the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Tokyo and Seoul are in a high-tech trade dispute [Video]Tokyo and Seoul are in a high-tech trade dispute

Japan has put on a new limit to the export of high-tech materials to South Korea, a move that could potentially affect the whole world's supply of smartphones. It all started with a dispute over..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:40Published

16,000 evacuated in Frankfurt to diffuse WWII bomb [Video]16,000 evacuated in Frankfurt to diffuse WWII bomb

16,000 people were evacuated from an area of Frankfurt to allow for an unexploded WWII bomb to be diffused.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:51Published

Unprecedented Closures Happening For Trump's 4th Of July Plans [Video]Unprecedented Closures Happening For Trump's 4th Of July Plans

Operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will be suspended between roughly 6 and 10 pm. Officials say it is not connected to Trump's "Salute to America" but many critics are not..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Putin says talks with Trump 'very good, pragmatic' [Video]Putin says talks with Trump 'very good, pragmatic'

Russia's president said on Saturday that Moscow would do all it could to improve relations with the United States that have been strained by years of diplomatic conflicts over Ukraine and accusations..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

Charity celebrates anniversary of Women’s Land Army [Video]Charity celebrates anniversary of Women’s Land Army

As Britain prepares to mark 80 years since the start of the Second World War, working animal charity SPANA is asking the public to remember another significant anniversary – the formation of the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Putin lays wreath to mark anniversary of Nazi invasion of USSR [Video]Putin lays wreath to mark anniversary of Nazi invasion of USSR

Russian President Vladimir Putin led a memorial ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin Wall on Saturday, laying a wreath in memory of World War Two victims. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

 

Legendary CBS sportscaster Jack Whitaker dead at 95

Legendary sportscaster and World War II veteran Jack Whitaker died Sunday morning in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania, of natural causes. He was 95 years old. Whitaker was a CBS Sports announcer for 22..
CBS News - Published

South Korea urges dialogue with Japan in measured World War Two anniversary message

On the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, South Korea's president on Thursday urged Japan to contemplate its wartime past and offered to engage in talks to repair strained ties, while..
Reuters - Published

Japan's new emperor echoes father, expresses deep remorse over war

Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, expressed deep remorse over the country's wartime past and prayed for global peace on Thursday, echoing his father's words in remarks at an annual ceremony marking..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead: Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Thursday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, Kyodo News said of a gesture..
Reuters - Published

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