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Electricians face an explosive situation with WWII relic find

THE street was sealed and police kept panicked residents away.

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John Demjanjuk background: He lived a lie, but now must face up to the awful truth

IVAN Mykolaiovych Demjanjuk shuffled forward with his wife Wira who clutched their daughter Lydia tightly in her arms.They had just been disgorged from the ship USS General WG Haan. The date: 9 February, 1952. The place: Ellis Island, New York.

Five years for death camp guard who killed 28,000

A 91-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to five years in jail for his part in the murders of 28,060 Jews in a Nazi death camp in the Second World War.

Historian claims to have solved mystery of Hess's Scotland flight

A BRITISH historian claims to have solved one of the greatest mysteries of the Second World War - the secret location where Hitler's right-hand man was heading on the night he was captured in Scotland.

Sign of the skull 'points to Nazi gold hoard'

IT WAS the stolen gold bullion that was to fund the 1,000-year Reich and immortalise the achievements of Adolf Hitler. Instead, in the final days of the Second World War, it was hidden and so triggered a treasure hunt that has lasted for 70 years.

20,000 soldiers march in step as Russia honours its world war heroes

TENS of thousands of soldiers marched in lockstep across Red Square yesterday in Russia's annual Victory Day display of military might, while president Dmitry Medvedev said the country was committed to peace and global stability.

FBI files reveal scare stories of Hitler living in the US

AMERICA'S FBI will this week put online its secret vault of files on Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, describing the agency's attempts to find him after 1945.

Boy, 9, triggers major alert by taking home 'bomb' found in park

THE discovery of an apparent Second World War bomb in an Scottish park triggered a major alert last night that resulted in about 30 families being evacuated from their homes.

Jewish extremist hatched plan to assassinate Churchill

WINSTON Churchill was the subject of an assassination plot, proposed by a Jewish extremist who murdered a British government minister during the Second World War.

Musician investigated over 'Communist sympathies'

LARRY Adler, the harmonica virtuoso who played with Elton John and Sting, was investigated by MI5 for his alleged Communist sympathies.

Revealed: the Nazi plot to poison British troops

THE sweet taste of victory was set to turn bitter and deadly. Chocolate bars, the rationed treats of British soldiers and war-weary citizens, were to be poisoned by the Nazis as part of an elaborate sabotage operation at the end of the Second World War.

The man who broke into Auschwitz tells how he bore witness to horror

IT TOOK him more than 60 years to break his silence, but in a new book 92-year-old Denis Avey tells the story of how he broke into Auschwitz concentration camp twice to witness for himself the horrors of the Holocaust.

Second World War bomb kills children

Two Polish children died after a Second World War bomb exploded in a field where they were playing.

Wartime victims remembered

Shoppers observed a one-minute silence yesterday to mark the 70th anniversary of a World War Two raid on a Scottish town.

Medical site excavation sees Japan dig into murky period of its history

Japan began excavations yesterday at a former army medical school to search for human remains linked to a notorious Second World War programme said to have experimented on foreign prisoners of war.

Image of evil: final picture of Hitler's chief henchman seconds after cyanide suicide

AN IMAGE of Adolf Hitler's most senior henchman, taken seconds after he took his own life, is set to be sold at auction.

Hopes for war veterans raised

HOPES have been raised that veterans who served in one of the toughest campaigns of the Second World War may soon be finally recognised with a medal.

A Few Good Men: The World War II heroes in search of recognition

They faced Arctic conditions and enemy fire to get supplies through to the Soviet Union in the darkest days of the Second World War. Now these sailors face another battle - to get their contribution recognised by the government

Thousands in Dresden protest

Thousands of people formed a human chain in Dresden to protest against a far-right march yesterday on the 66th anniversary of the Allied bombing of the city in the Second World War.

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