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Anne Frank’s House is a museum of the life of Holocaust victim, Anne Frank, whose diary was published to worldwide acclaim.
Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is an iconic burial site and a national monument.
Arnhem Bridge was the site of a legendary battle during during WWII and was part of the biggest airborne operation ever undertaken.
Auschwitz Birkenau was the largest Nazi concentration camp or death camp during World War II and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Australian 9th Division War Memorial is dedicated to the Australian soldiers who fought in North Africa during World War II.
Austratt Fort is a World War II fort built by occupying forces at the time.
The most famous Greek warship, the Averof saw action for over 40 years including during the two world wars.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf Memorial commemorates the biggest historic naval battle of World War II.
The Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum traces the events of this famous WW2 battle.
The Big Red One Assault Museum looks at the history of the US First Infantry Division in World War Two.
Bletchley Park was Station X, the central location of British code cracking operations during the Second World War.
The Brandenburg Gate is a Romanesque gateway, a political symbol and one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks.
The Cabinet War Rooms are part of the underground bunker complex in London where Winston Churchill and his government operated during World War Two.
The Canadian National War Memorial commemorates losses from World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
The Canadian War Museum is the national military history museum.
Changi Prison was used by the Japanese to intern prisoners of war during World War II.
Coriano Ridge War Cemetery is a World War Two Commonwealth cemetery in Coriano in Italy.
Dachau Concentration Camp was a Nazi concentration camp in Germany.
Detailing Darwin's military history during WWII, this museum houses many artefacts and exhibits from the early 1940s.
The medieval Dover Castle is one of Britain’s most significant fortresses and has a fascinating and diverse history.
The Dunkirk Cemetery and Memorial commemorate the commonwealth troops that fought there in both World Wars.
The Dunkirk War Museum or “Memorial du Souvenir” tells the story of the famous World War II allied evacuation of Dunkirk.
The Dutch National Monument is a World War II memorial in Amsterdam.
El Alamein Battlefield in Egypt was the site of a crucial Allied victory in the Second World War.
The El Alamein Commonwealth Cemetery is a British operated military cemetery near the site of the Battle of El Alamein.
The El Alamein War Museum is dedicated to the Second Battle of El Alamein fought in 1942 during WW2.
Ellis Island is a famous island off New York City which served as an immigration centre from 1892 to 1954.
Enfidaville War Cemetery is a World War II Commonwealth graveyard in Tunisia.
Fort Scratchley in Newcastle is a 19th century coastal defence battery which now operates as a museum.
Fort Vallorbe was a WWII artillery fort which had great strategic importance defending the Col de Jougne Pass as well as the Swiss-French border.
Frihedsmuseet in Copenhagen is a museum of the history of the Danish resistance during the Nazi occupation during World War Two.
The General Patton Memorial Museum in Ettelbruck is a World War II museum focusing on the German invasion of Luxembourg.
The German El Alamein Cemetery is the burial place of those German soldiers who died in the Battle of El Alamein.
The German Resistance Memorial Centre in Berlin commemorates those who rose up against the Nazis, particularly in the July 20 Plot.
The Gold Beach Museum tells the story of one of the D-Day Landings.
The Green House looks at life and history of Lithuania’s Jewish community and the devastating effects of the Holocaust.
Grey Point Fort is a WWI era coastal defence battery and one of the best preserved early 20th century coastal forts anywhere in the British Isles.
Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz was the site where the Nazis planned the extermination of the Jews known as the Holocaust.
HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser ship that played a role in both World War Two and the Korean War.
The House of Terror is a moving museum about the two extreme regimes which successively ruled Hungary in the twentieth century.
The Imperial War Museum is a London-based museum dedicated to world conflict.
Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridge explores military history on land, by air and by sea.
The Italian El Alamein Memorial commemorates the Italian casualties of the World War Two Battle of El Alamein.
The Japanese American National Museum is a museum of the history, culture and heritage of Japanese Americans.
The Jewish Museum in Berlin explores the history of Germany’s Jewish community.
Kastellet in Copenhagen is a seventeenth century fort used by the Germans during the Second World War.
Konigstein Fortress in Dresden has been everything from a stronghold to a WW2 prisoner of war camp.
Krakow Ghetto Wall is the last remaining wall of the Krakow Jewish ghetto created by the Nazis in during their occupation of Poland in World War II.
Kranji War Cemetery is a veterans’ cemetery and the burial place of two of Singapore’s presidents.
Kranji War Memorial is a monument commemorating soldiers who died in WW2.
A huge defence battery in Norway, built by the Germans in 1941, the Kristiansand Canon Museum contains one of the largest land-based guns in the world.
Kvalvik Fort is a well preserved World War II fort and onetime submarine station in Norway.
KZ Majdanek was a Nazi concentration camp near Lublin in Poland, operational from 1941 to 1944.
War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta and the invasion of Sicily were conducted during the Second World War.
Le Memorial at Caen is a history museum dedicated to World War Two and other conflicts.
The Leyte Landing Memorial commemorates a vital point in the World War II Battle of Leyte, when American forces landed.
The Longhua Martyrs Cemetery commemorates those communists who died under the Kuomintang and was a WWII Japanese internment camp.
The Longues-sur-Mer Gun Battery was a World War II German defensive battery.
The Luxembourg National Museum of Military History focuses particularly on the WW2 conflict known as the Battle of the Bulge.
It stands to document for posterity the great ordeal which the brave people of Malta and their defenders endured during the dark days of the Blitz
Mamayev Hill in Russia is a dramatic memorial to the Battle of Stalingrad of World War II.
Mauthausen Concentration Camp was a notorious Nazi internment camp in northern Austria.
The Memorial des Camps de la Mort commemorates the suffering of those persecuted by the Nazis in Marseille during World War Two.
The Mgarr Second World War Shelter in Malta is one of the largest of its Second World War bomb shelters.
Mont Orgueil is a medieval castle with an historic role in the defence of Jersey as well as having been a prison and a German base.
Monte Cassino War Cemetery is the biggest British and Commonwealth war cemetery from WW2 in Italy.
Musee Airborne is a World War Two museum dedicated to the Normandy Landings of 1944.
Musee de la Reddition is the site where Germany surrendered in World War II.
The Museum of the Slovak National Uprising is dedicated to the history of Slovakia's resistance against the Nazi government.
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History is dedicated to exploring the roles of Jewish Americans in US military history.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War Two graveyard with a visitor centre.
The Norway Resistance Museum is dedicated to the country’s national history during World War Two.
The Omaha Beach Museum chronicles the events of the largest of the D-Day Landings in Normandy in WW2.
Pegasus Bridge in Normandy was captured by British forces at the start of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France.
The Pointe Du Hoc Memorial is located on one of the sites of the Normandy Landings of World War Two.
The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum examines the history of telegraphic development as well as housing Britain’s vital WWII underground communications centre.
The Reichstag Building was the seat of the German Government from 1894 to 1933 and is now the seat of the German Bundestag.
The Rimini Gurkha War Cemetery is a World War II graveyard for Commonwealth forces in Rimini.
Home of the WWII submarine HMS Alliance, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum is a family-orientated, interactive museum detailing the history of British submarine warfare.
Sachsenhausen was a Nazi concentration camp 35km outside of Berlin during the Second World War.
The Schoenenbourg Maginot Line fort was one of a network of forts built on the France-Germany border following World War One.
Stalingrad Battlefield was the site of the bloodiest battle in WW2 and a major Soviet victory.
Sword Beach was one of the five landing beaches of the Normandy D-day Landings during World War II.
The Atomic Testing Museum tells the story of the atomic age and of the more local National Testing Site.
The Berlin Flak Tower is a WWII bunker and anti-aircraft tower built under Hitler’s orders.
The Brest-Hero Fortress played an important role in 20th century military history.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is the site of the only building left standing following the explosion of the atom bomb in 1945.
The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin commemorates the European Jews murdered under the Nazis.
The Juno Beach Centre explores the history of the Canadian forces in World War II.
The Kasserine Pass in Tunisia was the site of a major US defeat during WW2.
The London Royal Air Force Museum offers a great overview of the history of aviation in combat as well as housing over 100 aircraft from around the world.
The Malta Aviation Museum houses numerous aircrafts and other interesting objects, mostly relating to World War II.
The Merville Gun Battery is a former German World War II fortification neutralised by the Allies on D-Day.
The Nagasaki Peace Park commemorates the atomic bombing of this Japanese city by American forces in World War Two.
The Nanjing Memorial commemorates the 1937 massacre of Nanjing’s population by Japanese forces.
The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 shows the history of the Interbellum (1918-1939), liberation of the Netherlands and Europe over the period 1944 to 1945 and also the post-war period 1945-1955.
The National World War Two Memorial in Washington DC is a civilian and military memorial.
The North Africa American Cemetery is a World War II military graveyard in Tunisia.
The Pacific Aviation Museum tells the story of US aviation in this region during World War Two.
The Paneriai Memorial Museum in Lithuania is dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust.
The Pegasus Bridge Museum in Normandy is dedicated to the British 6th Airborne Division, the first Allied troops to land on D-Day.
The Warsaw Ghetto Fighters Monument commemorated those who fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Theresienstadt Concentration Camp was operated by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Umschlagplatz was the place from which the Jewish community of Warsaw were sent to death camps in World War II.
The United States Holocaust Museum commemorates the Holocaust and explores the issue of genocide as a whole.
The US National Museum of the Pacific War is a World War II museum focusing on the story of the Pacific theatre.
The US National WW2 Museum in New Orleans tells the story of the war, focusing particularly on amphibious attacks.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a monument to the American service people who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The USS Missouri Memorial was a World War II battleship and the site where Japan officially surrendered to the Allies.
The Utah Beach Memorial commemorates the Normandy Landings at Utah Beach on D-Day.
The War in the Pacific National Park in Guam commemorates the efforts of this region in WWII.
The Warsaw Ghetto was established by the Nazis to forcibly house the Jewish population of the city.
The Warsaw Rising Museum focuses on the Polish insurgency against Nazi German forces in 1944 during World War Two.
Take command of the British Navy with a visit to the Western Approaches Bunker and submerse yourself in the history of the decisive Battle of the Atlantic.
The ‘Wolf’s Lair’ is the name given to Hitler’s headquarters in Poland during World War II and the site of Claus von Stauffenberg’s assassination attempt.