Surgeon General Shirō Ishii ( June 25, 1892 – October 9, 1959) was a Japanese army medical officer, microbiologist and the director of Unit 731, a biological warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army involved in forced and frequently lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-...read more
The one thing that really intrigues me about the Holocaust and other horrific events throughout history is ,how do people justify killing and torturing fellow human beings. It will take an awful lot before I would hurt another human being, only when I would be physically threatened I would...read more
Real colour footage of the celebrations at the end of World War Two, starting with VJ day in New York and then VE day in Britain and across europe. I thought these images were amazing, as we usually only get to see this period of history in black and white.
U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown from Shanghai to Tokyo. Hite was co-pilot of crew 16 (B-25B s/n 40-2268 Bat out of Hell, 34th Bomb Squadron) of the "Doolittle Raiders"....read more
On the third day of his visit to Poland in Summer 2016, Pope Francis visited the former Auschwitz death camp. The pontiff walked slowly through the gate into Auschwitz, under the sign Arbeit Macht Frei - meaning "work makes you free". Here I leave a stunning drone video made by BBC shows the...read more
Seventy years ago, as it is happening at the present, children went to war. During World War II, child soldiers fought throughout Europe and Asia. Children frequently fought in insurrections in both the Allied and Axis forces. Hitler Youth, SS Youth Division, German People’s Army, Jewish...read more
Most people will know Anne Frank’s diary , but of course Anne wasn’t the only person who kept a diary during those dark, uncertain days. Below are some excerpts from random diaries of citizens and also soldiers from both sides of the divide.
Starting off with a bit of Anne Frank’s Diary...read more