The Treaty of Trianon, which Budapest was forced to sign 100 years ago, marked the end of historical Hungary.
At the end of World War II, tens of thousands of Cossack troops and their families were forcibly transferred to the Soviets.
At the beginning of the 20th century, declining Russia suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of emerging Japan.
Two young British soldiers surrendered to my father during the Battle of Dunkirk. Others weren’t so lucky…
80 years ago, the Battle of Dunkirk began in the surroundings of France’s northernmost city.
In the 1980s, people in Taiwan were still proud of their Chinese cultural heritage. Sometimes, I mentioned places in Europe which also have an impressive history, like Cyprus.
Horrible events took place at the end of World War II in Prague.
The atrocities committed by the Independent State of Croatia during World War II are quite well-known, but what happened immediately after it collapsed in 1945 remains mostly in the dark.
Due to the current virus pandemic, this year’s WW II Victory Parade in Moscow had to be postponed. The special meaning of this historical event remains unchanged, though.
There’s hardly any controversy about Germany’s unconditional surrender in May 1945 anymore, but that’s mostly due to a very selective view of history.