A WWII veteran has told the story of how he was a goalkeeper in the Sunday football league at Auschwitz. Ron Jones, 94, played in football matches organised by the camp administrators at the labour complex. The pensioner played in goal for the Welsh team in the games against other British prisoners of war.
From 4 to 12 February 1945, a conference of the leaders of the three allied powers – the USSR, the USA and Great Britain – took place in Crimea. The Soviet delegation was headed by J. Stalin, American – F. Roosevelt, English – W. Churchill. The People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the USSR V.M. Molotov, US Secretary of State E. Stettinius, British Foreign Secretary A. Eden, as well as chiefs of general staff and advisers of the countries participating in the conference.
A Highly Decorated Soviet Marshall to the Russian People about their Anniversary Celebrations.
Stepan Kashurko, Former Special Assignment Assistant to Marshal Ivan Konev, Colonel General, President of the Centre for Tracing and Perpetuating Missing and Dead Defenders of the Fatherland:
On the eve of the 25th anniversary of Victory, Marshal Konev asked me to help him write a routine article for Komsomolskaya Pravda. Having covered me with all sorts of literature, I quickly sketched a ‘frame’ of what was expected of me. Komsomolskaya Pravda victorious report in the spirit of that time and the next day I came to the commander. It was obvious from everything that he was out of sorts today.
Three years after the end of World War II tens of thousands of German prisoners of war were still being detained in post-war Britain. In March 1946, angry that the government had not announced when they could be repatriated, the Labour MP Richard Stokes said the Germans were entitled to know their expected date of release.
By the end of April 1945, the defending armies of the German Workers Reich were on the point of being overwhelmed. Hopelessly outnumbered by the armed forces of three non-European empires, the last battles were fought in Berlin and the Baltic States.
A poll taken in 53 countries has found that 44% of people around the world consider the United States to be a threat to their democracy, significantly less than those who believe the same about China and Russia.
NEWSDESK SCOOP Released as part of a World War II document cache show never before seen photographs have been declassified ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Yalta summit. The shocking images show Bolshevik collaborationist US and British bosses and officers arriving in Crimea and whilst touring Sevastopol with Soviet hosts.
May 8 marks the 76th anniversary of the capitulation of the armed forces of the German Reich. However, the date does not mark the surrender of the legitimate elected Government earlier headed by the twice-elected President-Chancellor Adolf Hitler (1989-1945).
Senators who voted to attack Syria received 83 per cent more campaign money from military contractors than lawmakers voting no. Politicians around the world have increased their military spending to a level not seen since 1988 despite their economies suffering during the pandemic, a fresh study has said, adding that the US was ahead of the curve again.
THE THIRD REICH’S architectural triumphs, Olympic events and trade exhibitions, were extravagantly adorned by the most stunning sculptures. These splendours have since been destroyed and their records airbrushed out of the history books by the victors of World War II.