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Latest news: World War II

The Shoe-Horn Sonata: One of Australian history’s darkest tales

John Misto's award-winning Australian play The Shoe-Horn Sonata is on at the Mill Theatre at Dairy Road, from 3 to 27 April.

‘Missing chapter’ of maritime history honoured after 80 years

The greatest loss of life in Australia's maritime history will be commemorated nine months after the shipwreck's discovery and 80 years after its sinking.

National Archives digitise 1 million World War II records

These service records are a valuable resource for anyone interested in Australia's wartime history, the Archives' Director-General states.

Australian War Memorial unveils Dambusters secrets

Commemorating 80 years since the Dambusters Raid, the Australian War Memorial has unveiled the Sorpe Dam 3D model.

High Australian honour for Sandakan march tour guide

Tour guide Tham Yau Kong has been given an Australian honour for his work in keeping alive the memory of prisoners of war from the Sandakan death march.

Opinion: Time to recognise Kiaps’ service

Member for Bean, David Smith MP, says it is important that Australia recognise the service and sacrifice of the Kiaps in Papua New Guinea.

Fierce Ukraine fighting as Russia marks WWII win

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told his armed forces they are fighting for their country at a parade of Russian firepower in Moscow while his troops stepped up their 10-week-old assault on Ukraine.

Bombing of Darwin ‘painful’ reminder of cost of war

The bombing of Darwin serves as a painful reminder of the cost of war as Australia "watches with alarm" at events in Ukraine, the Northern Territory's chief minister says.