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60 Years After Sadako Sasaki's Death, the Story Behind Hiroshima's Paper Cranes Is Still Unfolding
Offbeat  (tags: humans, ww2, sadako sasaki, hiroshima, atomic bomb, peace, paper crane )

- 259 days ago -
Inspired by the age-old Japanese belief that anyone who makes 1,000 origami cranes will see their wish come true, Sadako spent her last days folding paper cranes on her hospital bed in the hope she would recover.
Manzanar Detainee Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Who Revealed Racism, Not Security, as Reason for WWII Interment Dies at 93
Offbeat  (tags: usa, japan, detainee, incarceration, ww2 )

- 265 days ago -
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who uncovered proof that thousands of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in the United States during World War II were held not for reasons of national security but because of racism, has died at age 93.
The Holocaust: Who Are the Missing Million?
Offbeat  (tags: The Missing, Holocaust, WW2 )

- 722 days ago -
Giselle Cycowicz (born Friedman) remembers her father, Wolf, as a warm, kind and religious man. "He was a scholar," she says, "he always had a book open, studying Talmud [compendium of Jewish law], but he was also a businessman
US Female WW2 Pilots Allowed to Be Buried in Arlington
Offbeat  (tags: Campaign, WW2, WASP, Arlington, USA )

- 1052 days ago -
More than 70 years after serving in World War Two, American female pilots have finally won the right to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Women's Voluntary Service: 'The Army Hitler Forgot'
Offbeat  (tags: WW2, Women's Voluntary Service )

- 1073 days ago -
Knitting with dog hair, transporting toddlers in donkey carts and dispensing tea and sympathy are just some of the everyday activities revealed in archive images of the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) during World War Two.
The Coventry Blitz: 'Hysteria, Terror and Neurosis'
Offbeat  (tags: Neurosis, Terror, Hysteria, WW2, Coventry Blitz )

- 1251 days ago -
On 14 November 1940 the Luftwaffe launched its most devastating bombing raid of the Second World War so far. The target was Coventry, a manufacturing city in the heart of England with a beautiful medieval centre.
I-Wonder: What Was It Like to Live Through the Coventry Blitz?
Offbeat  (tags: Moonlight Sonata, WW2, Coventry Blitz )

- 1251 days ago -
Operation Mondscheinsonate (Moonlight Sonata), Helped by the clear skies and bright moon, Operation Moonlight Sonata was the name given to the 11-hour raid which devastated the city.
Constance Leathart: The Forgotten 'Aviatrix' of WW2
Offbeat  (tags: Aviatrix, WW2, woman pilot, spitfire, RAF )

- 1287 days ago -
Constance Leathart flew Spitfires in World War Two and was one of the first women with a pilot's licence - but her remarkable story has been largely forgotten, says Chris Jackson.
On This Day 1944: Airborne Troops Retreat From Arnhem
Offbeat  (tags: WW2, Military, Airborne troops, Arnhem )

- 1299 days ago -
British and Polish soldiers withdrew from Arnhem last night south across the Rhine. Those still trapped in the Dutch town have surrendered, according to the Germans.
On This Day1940: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain
Offbeat  (tags: Battle of Britain, RAF, WW2 )

- 1311 days ago -
RAF Fighter Command is claiming victory over the Luftwaffe after a day of heavy bombing raids ended in big losses for the enemy.
Poland Radar Image 'Almost Certainly Nazi Train'
Offbeat  (tags: Nazi-Germany, Train, Discovered, Poland, WW2 )

- 1326 days ago -
Polish official says ground-penetrating radar images have left him "99% convinced" that a World War Two German military train is buried near the south-western city of Walbrzych.
On This Day 1944:Paris Is Liberated as Germans Surrender
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, WW2, Nazi Germany, military, War, Conflict )

- 1332 days ago -
After four years under German occupation, Paris is now free.
The Japanese Women Who Married the Enemy
Offbeat  (tags: Japanese women, American GI's, Marriage, WW2 )

- 1341 days ago -
Seventy years ago many Japanese people in occupied Tokyo after World War Two saw US troops as the enemy. But tens of thousands of young Japanese women married GIs nonetheless - and then faced a big struggle to find their place in the US.
VJ Day: Surviving the Horrors of Japan's WW2 Camps
Offbeat  (tags: WW2, POW, Horrors of Japan, VJ Day )

- 1342 days ago -
Tens of thousands of British servicemen endured the brutalities of Japan's prisoner of war camps during World War Two. Theirs was a remarkable story of survival and courage, write Clare Makepeace and Meg Parkes.
Clues to the Past: The Lost Sino-Japanese War Photos
Offbeat  (tags: WW2, Japanese war photos, 70th anniversary. China )

- 1342 days ago -
As China gears up for a grand commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, hundreds of never-before-seen historic photos have surfaced, shedding new light on a part of history that once scarred the country.

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