WWII vet honored decades after brutal beating

Nearly 73 years after a racially fueled beating at the hands of a white police chief left a black WWII veteran blind, a South Carolina town is honoring his memory. (Feb. 11)

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Images of mountainside where vintage plane crashed

Images of the mountainside where a vintage WWII plane crashed, with police investigating why the plane plummeted straight down at high speed. IMAGES

Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been found in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announces.

Warsaw calls on Poles abroad to defend country’s WWII image​

The president of the Polish Senate has called on Poles living abroad to denounce all manifestations of anti-Polish sentiment – in a letter sent to Polish embassies around the world. This comes in the wake of a controversial Holocaust law designed to prevent people from erroneously describing Nazi German death camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau as Polish, simply because they were set up on Polish soil.

WWII bunker time capsule hides under Paris train platforms

It’s a time capsule passed over unknowingly each day by passengers at Paris’s Gare de l’Est train station: a bunker built between the First and Second World Wars hiding under a trap door. Every French train station has one of the secret shelters, which were meant to enable rail workers to continue to regulate train traffic during an attack from the air. The bunkers are all linked by a phone system, and hermetically sealed to protect against poison gas.