Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.

Pet that helped save more than 100 lives to be celebrated

Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape         Marc Wilson, 46, travelled 23,000 miles to photograph 143 sites in Britain, France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway: (pic:Concrete tank defences in the forests near Lossiemouth, Moray)

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made coastal remnants of WW2

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape Marc Wilson, 46, travelled 23,000 miles to photograph 143 sites in Britain, France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway: (pic:Concrete tank defences in the forests near Lossiemouth, Moray)

Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

Letters from the Blitz: Memoirs of the Second World War

Letters from the Blitz: Memoirs of the Second World War

Wartime Bride Sets Out For Church - Miss Ena Squire-Brown, an international dancer famed for her Dove Dance, leaves her recently bombed home for St. George's Church in Forest Hill, to marry Royal Air Force flying officer J.C. Martin. London,

Eating for Victory: original Second World War ration recipes - Telegraph

Eating for Victory: original Second World War ration recipes

Vintage photograph of London during the Second World War in 1939-40. Photographer George Rodger. dstele.com

Vintage photograph of London during the Second World War in 1939-40. Photographer George Rodger. dstele.com

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

another great infographic. great use of colour, red for the blood shed, pain and danger. yellow for hope and grief (in some cultures)

another great infographic. great use of colour, red for the blood shed, pain and danger. yellow for hope and grief (in some cultures)

An Italian newspaper shows German planes swooping over the Thames during the Blitz. The river area was heavily targeted by bombers in the Second World War, with the Docklands hit by over 2,500 bombs. It took until the 1960s for the damage to be repaired.

London and the Thames: in pictures

An Italian newspaper shows German planes swooping over the Thames during the Blitz. The river area was heavily targeted by bombers in the Second World War, with the Docklands hit by over 2,500 bombs. It took until the 1960s for the damage to be repaired.

About this amaze woman: Rita Levi-Montalcini.  Nobel prizewinning Jewish scientist who carried out her cell growth research while hiding from the fascists during the second world war.

Rita Levi-Montalcini obituary

About this amaze woman: Rita Levi-Montalcini. Nobel prizewinning Jewish scientist who carried out her cell growth research while hiding from the fascists during the second world war.

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