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# World War II

This year
98-year-old man charged for complicity in murder of over 3,300 people in Nazi concentration camp
The man was an adolescent when he worked as an SS watchman in the Sachsenhausen camp during World War II.
Wreck of Japanese WWII ship on which 1,000 Australians died found
The ship was sunk on 1 July, 1942, by a US submarine unaware it was carrying prisoners of war.
Last year
Videos depicting last six months of Anne Frank’s life to be available in English
The videos will be released 78 years to the day since Anne, her parents, her sister and four other Jews who hid with them were arrested.
All time
25,000 people evacuated after discovery of massive World War II bomb in Frankfurt
Bomb disposal teams are due to detonate the explosive once they cover it with soil.
Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.
Trial of 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard reaches final stages
Bruno Dey is accused of complicity in the murder of 5,230 people when he worked at the Stutthof camp.
Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II
Nearly six million Poles died in the conflict that killed more than 50 million people overall.
Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day
D-Day is seen by many as one of the great symbols of transatlantic cooperation.
'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101
The former RAF navigator never managed to escape the camp in events later portrayed in the Steve McQueen film.
Former Nazi concentration camp guard (94) breaks down during first day of trial
The German man is charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign
The sign was revealed by recent wildfires after lying hidden for many years.
Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head
The signs were used during World War II to guide pilots, as Ireland was a neutral country.
Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show
The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.
Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary
Brown paper had been used to cover pages in her first diary.
Pictures: Disposal of massive WWII bomb causes mass evacuation in Berlin
The 500 kilo bomb was found on a construction site.
World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years
The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.
Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages
To date, Poland has not made an official demand.
Flights resume at London City Airport after WWII bomb removed
Up to 16,000 passengers were affected by yesterday’s closure.
Louvre launches new display in hope of reuniting owners with art stolen by Nazis
More than 45,000 stolen objects have been handed back to their rightful owners since World War II.
Rare Holocaust-era brooch, gift from husband to his wife in the ghetto, resurfaces in Poland
It’s believed that the original recipient of the brooch, a woman named Hinda Weiksel, died in Auschwitz at the hands of the Nazis.
Irish dead of World War I and II honoured at Glasnevin Cemetery
The event was marked by the laying of wreaths at the France-Ireland memorial and Cross of Sacrifice.
Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found
Police and a fire brigade were called to the scene earlier this afternoon.
60,000 people leave homes in Frankfurt so huge WWII bomb can be defused
The operation is the biggest evacuation of its kind in post-war Germany.
70,000 people to be evacuated from their homes in Frankfurt after discovery of WWII bomb
The operation will allow for the safe defusal of the bomb, which German media said was nicknamed “Wohnblockknacker” (blockbuster).
World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
A bomb disposal team has been sent in to make the scene safe.
Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels
Japanese troops forced thousands of women to work in brothels during World War II.
France to honour prisoners forced to work on Hitler's secret weapon in WWII
Thousands of slaves were forced to work on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets.
50,000 evacuated after World War II bombs found in German city
Seven retirement and nursing homes were affected and some rail traffic through the city was disrupted.
'Serious mistake': Le Pen under fire after saying French state did not round up Jews during WW2
Francois Hollande and Jacques Chirac have apologised for the role that French police played in the past.
The incredible story of the zookeepers who saved people from the Nazis
Their story is told in a new Hollywood film called The Zookeeper’s Wife.
Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered
Around 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.
'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government
An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.
How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?
Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.
Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned
The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.
Nazi hunter says hundreds of Nazis could still be at large
Since 2001, 104 Nazis have been convicted over their roles in the Holocaust.
Japanese PM offers 'everlasting condolences' but holds back from full apology at Pearl Harbor
He and President Obama laid wreathes at the site of the attack.
Winston Churchill spoke of his "longing" for a united Ireland
New Irish foreign policy documents suggest that the wartime Prime Minister may have had unexpected feelings regarding Ireland’s partition.
President Higgins: "We must share vigilance of not letting anti-Semitism spread again"
World Jewish Conference delegates hear Higgins address concerns over ‘walls’ and ‘fear’ challenging the world.
Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland
If you think you’re gasping for a cuppa at the end of a long day, you should have seen the country in 1941…
Working women, young soldiers and chemical warfare: A glimpse at World War II in colour
The following photos, from the US Library of Congress, give us a rare glimpse of life in the US during World War II in colour.