President Putin is promising a huge military turnout for the annual Victory Day parade in Red Square.
Russia’s annual Victory Day parade is being seen as a symbol of how well the Ukraine war is going.
Solomon Island Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a meeting in China in 2019.
There is a long history shaping the recent pact between China and the Solomons- and it should jolt Australia into rethinking its relationships in the Pacific region.
Firefighters extinguish fires in an apartment building after being hit by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 15, 2022.
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Seizing Kharkiv or Kyiv is going to take time and heavy use of artillery— called ‘the God of War’ by Joseph Stalin — if it happens at all.
The Lehman collapse was at the epicentre of the 2008 crisis.
Ukraine is the epicentre of a clash of global ideologies – which is exactly what happened in the 1930s.
The history of a humble chapel created by Ukrainian prisoners reminds us of our duty to those refugees now fleeing Putin’s war.
A military vehicle destroyed on Feb. 18, 2022, by an explosion in Donetsk, a city in eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian separatists.
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Attacking your own side and blaming your foe has a long history and a firm grip on the popular imagination. But the internet makes it difficult to pull off – and less desirable.
US National Archives
The surprise attack on Hawaii brought unimaginable suffering and led to further horror. Eight decades later, we must never forget.
South African Communist Party members have held key positions in the ANC-led governments.
The Communist Party draws most of the members from South Africa’s mainly young, unemployed people, a group that keeps growing.
Australia has sent help to its nearest neighbour to deal with its COVID crisis. But to really forge the next chapter in that relationship, we need to understand the history between the two countries.
Fort Drummond at Mount Saint Thomas, NSW.
Some of our coastal defences are in desperate need of preservation and could be transformed into tourist attractions.
Comparisons with the second world war are usually unhelpful – but the crisis changed UK nursing for the better. The pandemic offers a similar chance to rethink nursing is provided.
In the 1980s, CSIRO and its university collaborators set into motion a chain of events that would lead to the production of relenza, the first drug to successfully treat the flu.
A Royal Air Force De Havilland MosquitoI in flight on September 30 1944.
The second world war offers a possible blueprint for confronting the ventilator challenge.
Roll call at the Buchenwald concentration camp.
The Never Again Education Act is meant to make Holocaust education more prominent in America’s schools. A scholar of Holocaust studies explains why that’s necessary.
Jojo’s allegiances in the film are split between an imagined friends and a real hideaway.
A Disney Hitler comedy by the director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople tests the line between funny and Führer.
Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference, 1945.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
The burial of some of the Japanese prisoners of war who lost their lives in the mass outbreak from B Camp, (the Japanese section), at No. 12 Prisoner Of War compound in the early hours of August 5, 1944.
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It’s one of the largest prison escapes in world history and it’s through fiction we can understand the tragedy, from both an Australian and Japanese perspective.
A bathymetric map showing SS Iron Crown on the sea floor.
Finding the wreck of SS Iron Crown, lost underwater for more than 70 years, was the (relatively) easy part. It’s what we can learn from now on that’s the challenge.
Christmas hard tack biscuit: Boer War. Australian War Memorial. Accession Number: REL/10747.
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Army ration biscuits known as ‘Anzac tiles’ were durable but bland - as Australian war archives show, they served as stationery, Christmas cards and as the basis of art.
Berlin Wall, 1988. The fall of the Berlin Wall signifies the end of the Cold War and the victory of liberal democratic values.
Though the fall of the Berlin Wall did not bring along the utopia many had hoped for, it is a symbolic moment for the victors of the Cold War.