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The sinking of Hitler’s battleship Tirpitz
The Man who sank the SS Athenia
SS Athenia: The First British Ship Lost in World War 2
“Amerika” The Hitler’s Steel Beast Train
Operation Barbarossa: The Day Hitler Lost World War II
First victim of World War II; know who it was
Putin publicly praised pact between Hitler and Stalin in 2014
Pact between Hitler and Stalin marks European politics 80 years later
“Putin wants to prevent comparisons between Stalin and Hitler”
1939: Soviets invade Poland
The sinking of Hitler’s battleship Tirpitz
‘Last night’s raid successful. Tirpitz sunk.’ On 13 November 1944, this announcement at No 5 Bomber Group’s staff conference signalled the end of four and a half years of air effort by the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. The 52,000 tons armoured German battleship with 15 guns capable of 22.4 miles range
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The Man who sank the SS Athenia
While Galway was caring for some of the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3, 1939, America, Britain, and Canada unleashed a vitriolic attack on Germany for sinking a passenger ship. Included among her 1,418 passengers and crew were more than 300 Americans. A
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SS Athenia: The First British Ship Lost in World War 2
SS Athenia: Scottish built steam turbine transatlantic passenger liner (Credit National Library of Ireland) It was only a few hours after British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had delivered his 11 am speech declaring war on Germany the SS Athenia was torpedoed. The Scottish-built transatlantic passenger liner that had dutifully served the Glasgow to Montreal route
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“Amerika” The Hitler’s Steel Beast Train
Hitler’s Steel Beast: At the end of the 1930s, Hitler ordered the construction of a special train, under the code name “Amerika”, that could transport him around safely and appease his growing paranoia. Hitler had a few iconic pieces of transportation, from a famous Mercedes to the SSS Horst Wessel sailing vessel,
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Operation Barbarossa: The Day Hitler Lost World War II
On the day Hitler ordered German troops to invade the USSR, at dawn on June 22, 1941, 80 years ago, he lost World War II. Operation Barbarossa, as the invasion was named in honor of Emperor Frederick I, made the defeat of Nazism inevitable, even though it also took the
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First victim of World War II; know who it was
Franciszek Honiok was killed during the Gleiwitz Incident on August 31, 1939. A fake operation was one used by the Nazis as a justification for invading Poland on September 1, starting the deadliest war in modern history. The numbers are not precise, but it is estimated that 70 million to
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Putin publicly praised pact between Hitler and Stalin in 2014
Russian president relativized in Moscow in 2014, the 1939 non-aggression treaty between the two European dictators. Abusing the USSR of the blame for the invasion of Poland, he held the British responsible for Hitler’s atrocities. Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly defended a controversial opinion on the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, also
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Pact between Hitler and Stalin marks European politics 80 years later
Despite being ideological arch-enemies, dictators from Nazi Germany and the USSR formed an alliance and divided Eastern Europe among themselves in August 1939. The trauma still persists in Poland and the Baltic countries. The pact of 23 August 1939 between the dictators of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union was
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“Putin wants to prevent comparisons between Stalin and Hitler”
In an interview, a Polish historian says that showing parallel repressions and annihilations by regimes does not mean to relativize them. And he claims that the head of the Kremlin tries to cover up uncomfortable facts in the story. Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to strengthen his historic and political
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1939: Soviets invade Poland
On September 17, 1939, Soviet troops attacked Poland, and German soldiers retreated to the line formed by the Narev and Vistula rivers. Germany thus fulfilled its part of the secret agreement that complemented the Non-Aggression Pact signed between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on August 23, 1939. The complementary agreement,
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