World War II

1939–1945 global war

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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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Alan Turing, the legendary WWII codebreaker and computer science pioneer who was persecuted for being gay in the 1950s, will be honored with his photo on a new..
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Manchester: Mathematician Alan Turing, whose cracking of a Nazi code helped the Allies to win World War Two but who committed suicide after being convicted for..
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He killed himself at the age of 41 after facing chemical castration under Victorian-era homophobic laws.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a European Union response on Monday to Iran's breaches of nuclear limitations, saying it recalled failed..
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Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.
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Mathematician Alan Turing, whose cracking of a Nazi code helped the Allies to win World War Two but who committed suicide after being convicted for..
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The Bank of England made the announcement after considering many pivotal scientists
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Alan Turing, a crack code-breaker and visionary mathematician who was convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, will be the face of Britain's new £50 note...
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Norfolk Police remembers a chief constable and the German solider who saved him.
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Russians hit back at Western historians over huge Soviet tank losses in the Battle of Kursk in WW2.
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When a 96-year-old World War II veteran got a flat tire, he walked into a nearby Chick-fil-A nearly in tears. Then a kind manager sprung into action to help fix..
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My grandfather died well before I was born, but his journal felt like a window into a man I had only heard about in passing.
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The death of an American scientist last week while she was on a work trip to Greece was "100 percent" murder, a coroner has told CBS News. Suzanne Eaton's body..
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Police on the Greek island say Suzanne Eaton, who was there for a conference, died of suffocation.
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Ury’s books about a young German girl were so beloved, readers clung to them through the upheaval of World War II and passed them on to their children. But few..
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Scores of senior members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party condemned on Wednesday the rising influence of a local leader who is militantly..
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Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord..
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This wasn't Tommy Hodgson's first jump as he trained with the Parachute Regiment in World War Two.
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Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday, after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and..
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Thousands of people were evacuated from Frankfurt as authorities defused a 500 kilogram American World War II bomb.
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Here's the latest for Monday July 8th: Jeffrey Epstein expected in court; Californians warned to prepare for earthquakes; Iran says it will enrich uranium beyond..
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