First World War

WW2 War Graves Found Smashed on D-Day 75th Anniversary

Police are investigating and appealing for information after a number of graves, the majority of which were military graves, were found desecrated as allied nations commemorated the bravery and loss of life on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 

A picture shows graves at the Commonwealth Bayeux War Cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, north-western France, on June 5, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

First World War Centenary Underway in France

PARIS (AP) – A weekend of commemorations involving dozens of world leaders to mark 100 years since the end of World War I is underway, with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau kicking off the events in France and elsewhere with a visit to a cemetery.

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WWI Australian Battle of Beersheba re-Enacted in Israel on Centennial

BEERSHEBA, Israel — A century to the day after Australian troops broke through Ottoman defenses in a daring World War I victory, nearly 200 horsemen — including descendants of the soldiers — paraded through streets of an Israeli city in a memorial to those killed in a battle that helped turn the tide of the war and shape the modern Middle East.

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