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  1. The bloody battle for freedom

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... as D-Day, played a significant part in the defeat of Nazi Germany less than a year later. Nearly five years into the second world war, Germany still controlled the bulk of Europe, despite major defeats by the Soviet Union over the previous 18 months. The Nazi empire still stretched from France in the west to Poland in the east. Despite pushing Germany out of much of its eastern ...

  2. The Occupation

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... are poised to invade Germany. Hitler decides to destroy London with an ultra-secret weapon collaborators are building on Jersey. Back in the 1990s, workmen digging the foundation for a hotel complex ...

  3. Fateful Choices

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... into Southeast Asia; and Mussolini siding with Germany to grab the spoils. Then comes Roosevelt's decision to help Britain, Stalin's insistence that Hitler would not invade his country; the US ...

  4. A military role now for one-time aggressors

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Looming national elections in Japan and Germany have reopened discussion about a widening role for their militaries. Constitutions put in place after their defeats in the second world war ... and Germany, but also within their borders. Opinion in both countries has been against their militaries' involvement, no matter how slight, in tackling the threat of Muslim extremism ...

  5. Democracy led to Hitler?- far from it

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Harris

    ... Germany's first democracy, the Weimar Republic. Weimar's predecessor, Imperial Germany, collapsed because of its defeat in the first world war. Although Imperial Germany had a parliament, ... the 19th-century 'Iron Chancellor' who unified Germany, contemptuously said that important questions were decided by 'blood and iron'- meaning military force- rather than parliamentary ...

  6. Technology key to D-Day success

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... as they came ashore. Other modified tanks cleared paths through minefields, acted as bulldozers or removed concrete obstacles. But such tanks were not enough to defeat Nazi Germany. Other 'hi-tech' weapons were developed and used before the invasion to damage and weaken the enemy. The British tried but failed to destroy Germany's hydroelectric dams because nets were erected ...

  7. History-makers Part 12: The Desert Fox Rommel

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... an der Brenz, Germany Died: October 14, 1944, in Herrlingen, Ulm, Germany Married: Lucia Maria Mollin; one son; Manfred From favourite to From favourite to fallen hero Find words that mean: attack plan, beaten, mastermind, plan secretly Erwin Rommel joined the army when he was 18 years old. During the first world war Rommel fought with the Alpenkorps, Germany?s most famous army ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Australia foreign minister says nation is weary of war in Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that is the largest in history... Australia making a dash for it that would do our reputation harm," Carr said. "[It would send the message to] Turkey or Germany- you're now embarrassed, ...

  9. History of schools during the Japanese occupation

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that some atrocities occurred there. La Salle College In 1939, Britain declared war on Germany, and the British War Department in Hong Kong designated the campus as an internment camp for Germans ...

  10. The kettling controversy

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... in London where students are venting their anger over a trippling of their tuition fees. Kettling is used as a tactic in Britain, Denmark, Canada and Germany. When? When has kettling been used? Police in Germany used the tactic in 1986 to contain anti-nuclear protesters. It has been used since then as a legitimate form of crowd control. British police used it in the recent student ...




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