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World War II

What happens when a nuclear bomb goes off? As leaders in Russia and Ukraine throw around the N-word, here is how a ‘mushroom cloud’...

The world seems to be so accustomed to casual mentions of the words nuclear strike, nuclear bombs, ballistic missiles etc that it seems to have almost forgotten that when the last time nuclear bombs were actually used in war, two cities in Japan were flattened in a matter of seconds.

Operation Paperclip: How the USA helped Nazi criminals from WWII evade justice to advance its own military ambitions

After defeating the Nazis in Germany, the USA went to great lengths to bring some of the most prominent Nazis home and spent a considerable amount of money and efforts to rehabilitate them, because they wanted the Nazis' weapons and their expertise.

On the 77th anniversary of WWII win, Sitaram Yechury shares iconic picture of raising a Flag at Reichstag, this is how the Soviets doctored...

The Soviets had heavily doctored the iconic World War II photograph, 'Raising a Flag over the Reichstag', taken during the Battle of Berlin on 2 May 1945

Poland steps up to help Indian students fleeing Ukraine: Here is how decades ago, an Indian Maharaja had sheltered Polish children during WWII

Today, the legacy of Maharaja Jadeja is resonating when Indian students are getting generous help and welcome in Poland.

The siege of Leningrad: When Russian scientists starved themselves to death to preserve the future of the world, in a seed bank

Nine botanists from the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, the world's largest seed bank at that time, had starved themselves to death while trying to preserve their collection from Nazi forces that surrounded Leningrad.

Covid-19: United States sees highest-ever deaths in a single year and highest fall in life expectancy since World War II

United States witnessed3.3 million deaths in 2020 during the Covid pandemic, highest in American history since the end of World War II

Unit 731: The horrors of biological warfare experiments that the world forgot

Unit 731 was the name of the Imperial Japanese Army's covert biological and chemical warfare division.

New documentary reveals Hitler liked women urinating on him during sex, had incestuous relationship with his niece

The new documentary 'Hitler's Secret Sex Life' makes some startling claims about the German mass-murderer.

Impossible man: Why Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose cannot be appropriated by any party and what Indians can learn from him

Not just within the Indian political context, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will make almost anyone uncomfortable

World War-II veteran, Indian Army’s oldest artilleryman Major Gurdial Singh Jallanwalia passes away

Major Gurdial Singh Jallanwalia was a pioneer in developing surveillance and target acquisition in Indian Artillery after India's independence

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