Second World War

How a dozen silk stockings helped bring down Adolf Hitler

And how newly declassified documents show the greatest double-cross operation of the Second World War was nearly ruined by a Spanish double agent's wife's horror at British food - and her willingness to die rather than 'live another day in England'

Japan and South Korea 'settle' wartime sex slaves dispute

After decades of anguish for thousands of South Korean women forced into military brothels during the Second World War, Japan has agreed to formally apologise and pay £8m towards their psychological care. David McNeill reports

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