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An athlete pulls a 15-tonne truck during a Truck-Pull event marking the upcoming Independence Day in the Belarus capital Minsk, on July 3, 2014. The former Soviet nation celebrates its Independence Day on July 3 in memory of the end of Belarus occupation by Nazi Germany troops during the Red Army main summer offensive in 1944. (Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP Photo)

An athlete pulls a 15-tonne truck during a Truck-Pull event marking the upcoming Independence Day in the Belarus capital Minsk, on July 3, 2014. The former Soviet nation celebrates its Independence Day on July 3 in memory of the end of Belarus occupation by Nazi Germany troops during the Red Army main summer offensive in 1944. (Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP Photo)
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05 Jul 2014 12:13:00
Russian honour guards march during the military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018. Russia marks the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade, when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War Two. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP Photo)

Russian honour guards march during the military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018. Russia marks the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade, when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War Two. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP Photo)
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09 Nov 2018 00:01:00
A serviceman kisses the main icon for the Russian Armed Forces' main cathedral, delivered at the Church of Our Lady the Healer in Rostov-On-Don, Russia on May 15, 2018. The Russian Armed Forces' main cathedral is to be built in Patriot Military Park in Kubinka outside Moscow by 2020, the year of the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Red Army over Nazi Germany in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War, the Eastern Front of World War II. (Photo by Valery Matytsin/TASS)

A serviceman kisses the main icon for the Russian Armed Forces' main cathedral, delivered at the Church of Our Lady the Healer in Rostov-On-Don, Russia on May 15, 2018. The Russian Armed Forces' main cathedral is to be built in Patriot Military Park in Kubinka outside Moscow by 2020, the year of the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Red Army over Nazi Germany in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War, the Eastern Front of World War II. (Photo by Valery Matytsin/TASS)
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17 May 2019 00:07:00


“The Blitz (from German, “Lightning”) was the sustained strategic bombing of Britain by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941, during the Second World War. The city of London was bombed by the Luftwaffe for 76 consecutive nights and many towns and cities across the country followed. More than one million London houses were destroyed or damaged, and more than 40,000 civilians were killed, half of them in London”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A fireman attempts to check the flames from a gas explosion, after an air raid in Central London the previous night. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 1940
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21 Jun 2011 12:08:00
Models of Cold War-era Allied (L) and Soviet Bloc weaponry

Models of Cold War-era Allied (L) and Soviet Bloc weaponry face one another at the new Bundeswehr Military History Museum (Militaerhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, or MHM) on October 11, 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The museum, redesigned by star architect Daniel Libeskind, traces Germany military history from 1300 to the present, including during the Nazi period and the Cold War, and also examines the influence of the military on popular culture. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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12 Oct 2011 11:55:00
The “Yama” (Pit) memorial is seen in the centre of Minsk May 5, 2015. The memorial is dedicated of the destruction of the Minsk ghetto during World War Two, when several hundred thousands of Jews were slaughtered. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

The “Yama” (Pit) memorial is seen in the centre of Minsk May 5, 2015. The memorial is dedicated of the destruction of the Minsk ghetto during World War Two, when several hundred thousands of Jews were slaughtered. Belarus will mark Victory Day on May 9, the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)
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07 May 2015 12:38:00
Russian servicemen drive a partially covered T-14 Armata tank along a street before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, April 29, 2015. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters)

Russian servicemen drive a partially covered T-14 Armata tank along a street before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, April 29, 2015. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on May 9. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters)
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30 Apr 2015 10:41:00
German-born American engineer Dr Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977) with a model of the Explorer orbiting space satellite which he designed, 1958

“Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German-born rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, the United States”. – Wikipedia

Photo: German-born American engineer Dr. Wernher von Braun with a model of the Explorer orbiting space satellite which he designed. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1958
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22 Mar 2012 11:18:00