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#World War II

# world-war-ii - Monday 6 July, 2020

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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 1 September, 2019

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.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 6 June, 2019

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.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'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.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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.

# world-war-ii - Monday 3 September, 2018

Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign

The sign was revealed by recent wildfires after lying hidden for many years.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 4 August, 2018

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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary

Brown paper had been used to cover pages in her first diary.

# world-war-ii - Friday 20 April, 2018

Pictures: Disposal of massive WWII bomb causes mass evacuation in Berlin

The 500 kilo bomb was found on a construction site.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years USS Lexington This post contains videos

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years

The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.

# world-war-ii - Friday 2 March, 2018

Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages

To date, Poland has not made an official demand.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Flights resume at London City Airport after WWII bomb removed

Up to 16,000 passengers were affected by yesterday’s closure.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 3 February, 2018

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.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 25 November, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 11 November, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Friday 29 September, 2017

From The42 Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found Heavy Metal

Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found

Police and a fire brigade were called to the scene earlier this afternoon.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 3 September, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 31 August, 2017

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 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 16 July, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 21 May, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 7 May, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Monday 10 April, 2017

'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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 26 March, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 12 March, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Monday 27 February, 2017

'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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 5 February, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Friday 3 February, 2017

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.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Nazi hunter says hundreds of Nazis could still be at large

Since 2001, 104 Nazis have been convicted over their roles in the Holocaust.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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.

# world-war-ii - Monday 28 November, 2016

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.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

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.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 24 September, 2016

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…

# world-war-ii - Sunday 17 July, 2016

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.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

American soldier reunites with girlfriend - 71 years after they last saw each other Star-crossed This post contains videos

American soldier reunites with girlfriend - 71 years after they last saw each other

D Day veteran Norwood Thomas has travelled to Australia to be with his long-lost love Joyce Morris.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 23 January, 2016

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 3 January, 2016

You can now read Anne Frank's diary online

(If you speak Dutch).

# world-war-ii - Friday 20 November, 2015

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Irish World War II veteran awarded France's highest military honour

The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.

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