Pages tagged with Second World War

Mankind hates to destruct, in spite of the destructive traits inherent in man. In his heart, man is a good being who likes to preserve mankind's achievements intact for the posterity. But politics is often not led by men, but by mobs and crowds. Wars when fought by single persons have...
The world is our oyster for all practical purposes in a modern world but politics keeps us divided. I am astonished by the friendships that are formed across all borders testifying to the oneness that binds humanity but few manage to keep old wounds festering where none exists among t...
In this world that we call modern, the most innocent including infants and pregnant women are still forced to flee their homeland for their very survival. What an irony when leaders of superpowers play politics with their lives and into the hands of the greediest!
My personal observation from watching the anniversary of the D-day which happened on the 6th of june 2014.
Women in love is a classic romance novel that moves from the second world war to modern times as it examines the relationships between mothers and daughters. A father has an illicit affair in wartime Cairo that affects all of their lives. As the mothers grow older and the daughters fi...
Austria has honoured the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President Karunanidhi by issuing a stamp in his honour. Austria has refused to honour Jayalalithaa the present Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and President of AIADMK. This is because Jayalalithaa is a Brahmin whereas Karu...
The UK's Chief Rabbi has penned a piece in the Spectator on the need for religion to rise and take its place as the only possible future defender of humanity against the rise of fundamentalism, He posits that atheism has failed. This article is a critique of his position.
Despite our stunning progress in Science and Technology, we relapse into basic instincts of hatred and vengeance. Rabble-rousing by few brings out raw emotions that threaten to become full blown wars to spell the destruction of our nurturing planet. And much promise nipped in the bud ...
We continue to acquire knowledge and experience but unwilling to eschew negativity that holds us down from unlocking our true potential. We need a different, positive approach to rise to a higher plane of existence.
Today the 19th August 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. This disastrous raid was a Second World War Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe. The raid took place on the northern coast of France on 19 August 1942. The assault began at 5:00 a.m. and by 10:50...
While going through an old wooden box of my Fathers I was amazed to find an old wartime food ration book and various government correspondence, these were issued to all households in England, during World War II. I had never seen these before but they caught my attention and left me a...
Love and understanding have to play their part for an inclusive meaningful journey. Love has to triumph in the end and we have make it last! For that, we have to play our role, be on the guard.
The Tank , invented during World War I has changed the concept of war and emerged as a major strike weapon in modern war
I have never believed any of the stories people tell about ghosts that appear in the school where I once studied and later on taught for years.
Hitler launched an offensive to regain the initiative in Dec 1944 in central Europe, but it failed.
Stalin is reviled in the west as a killer, but the facts are startling and his balance sheet is plus
The motor cycle came into its own during world war II and the most significant use was made by the German Army
The Second World War is typically presented through a sharp dichotomy between the victorious Allied powers and the vanquished Nazi-led Axis. The sickening Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities take centre stage, a focus certainly justified, but other acts of barbarity claiming millions ...
Benito Mussolini was a leader in his own right. He was the mentor of Hitler, but towards the fag end of his rule he was reduced to being just a shadow of Hitler, having suffered a total eclipse.
In a series of my stories about World War II, I offer readers the story of ordinary people, the motives of their behavior in the paradoxical situation of war. In these incredible stories to be nothing but the truth, told me my environment the participants described events. These seemi...
The IAF saw the light of the day in 1932. It started with one squadron and soon made a mark for its professionalism. It took part in the Burma operations against the Japs with gusto. The present formidable force of 45 squadrons traces its beginnings to 1932
The United States Dropped a Nuclear Bomb on Japan in 1945. Reports have now emerged that irrespective of the end of the war the USA had decided to test the bomb on Japan. It was a terrible experiment.
Stalin led Russia for 29 years. He was a dictator in the true sense, but he left behind a lot of good as well.
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