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WWI battle remnants found in Israel

Rifle cartridges and shell fragments from a WW1 battle have been found in Israel. The discoveries, made between Rosh Ha-?Ayin and the Afek Industrial Park, were from the British and Ottoman armies. The first discovery came from a member of the Melach Ha-Aretz pre-military preparatory program, who was part of the

WWII bomb defused in Greece

A WWII bomb discovered during roadworks in Greece had to be defused after evacuating thousands of people from the area. The 1.5-metre (4.9-feet) -long bomb was initially thought to contain nearly 250 kilogrammes (550 pounds) of explosives, but on closer inspection was found to be a 170-kilo device. Army chief of staff

Nazi arctic base rediscovered

The remains of a secret WWII-era German base has been rediscovered near the North Pole. "This summer in the Arctic was very warm, so the entire area of Schatzgrabber was completely free of snow and ice, which made it possible to explore the area fully," team leader Evgeny Ermolov, a senior

WWII Submarine found near Denmark

The wreckage of the HMS Tarpon, sunk in 1940 by an armed German merchant vessel, has been found off the coast of Denmark. HMS Tarpon was destroyed by a heavily armed German merchant vessel with the loss of at least 50 British lives on 10 April 1940. The wreck, which was

Bronze bell recovered from WWII Japanese mega-sub

A bronze bell has been recovered from a WWII-era Imperial Japanese Navy mega-submarines suck by U.S. forces in 1946. At the end of WWII, the U.S. Navy captured five Japanese subs, including the I-400, and brought them to Pearl Harbor for inspection. When the Soviet Union demanded access to the submarines

Virus DNA recovered from WWII skeletal remains

Evidence of parvovirus has been recovered from the skeletal remains of WWII casualties, making this the first time traces of virus have been found in old bones. A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh have been the first to find the genetic material of

WWII plane crash site found in France

A British aviation archaeologist believes he has found the site of a WWII plane crash in a farmer's field in France. Graves believes he has located the aircraft in a field near a village in Normandy, and he wants to excavate the site. "If there are any remains here, the police will

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