Tagged: WWII

Visualising the numbers – The Fallen of World War II - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 09, 2017

Today and tomorrow we remember the end of the war in Europe 72 years ago. I think this video provides a fitting illustration of what that war meant to nations and families around the world – and why we commemorate its end. It’s also an excellent example of what can be done with data visualisation. I don’t think I have seen a better … Read More

WWII war brides – love, law, race and marriage - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Mar 10, 2016

Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla About 1,500 hundred New Zealand women married American Servicemen during WWII, says University of Otago’s Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla. With the latest of a string of illustrious research grants, she looks at the less-considered questions of this war time history – divorce, adoption, legitimacy, shame, the women who were married then abandoned, and the women … Read More