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Operation Weserübung: Germany conquers Denmark and Norway

During Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway, both countries fared very differently.

Hungary, a place for Germans to fraternize before reunification

I haven’t been able to return to Hungary since 1987, but I keep in mind some occurrences that just won’t happen again.

Trianon: Hungary’s dismemberment after WWI

The Treaty of Trianon, which Budapest was forced to sign 100 years ago, marked the end of historical Hungary.

The British Army and the betrayal of the Cossacks

At the end of World War II, tens of thousands of Cossack troops and their families were forcibly transferred to the Soviets.

Dunkirk 1940: disaster, myth and miracle

80 years ago, the Battle of Dunkirk began in the surroundings of France’s northernmost city.

Dark days in the Golden City of Prague

Horrible events took place at the end of World War II in Prague.

Bleiburg 1945: the beginning of a mostly forgotten tragedy

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.

Stalin’s cathedral and other controversial Russian World War II memorials

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.

Germany 1945: surrender or liberation?

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.

The definitive disbandment of ETA: adieu to separatist murderers

After almost 60 years, the Basque terrorist organization ETA finally stopped operating in 2018.

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How low can the Spanish Prime Minister fall?

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