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#World War II

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Hitler's rise to power a 'constant warning', says Merkel

Angela Merkel says freedom should never been taken for granted, on the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s rise to power.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Opponents outraged as Berlusconi defends Mussolini for Nazi alliance

Berlusconi is aiming to become prime minister again after elections in four weeks’ time.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Japan wants to revisit WWII apology

New PM Shinzo Abe wants to take it back…and give it again.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Statue of praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto causes controversy

The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, depicts Adolf Hitler praying on his knees.

# world-war-ii - Monday 24 December, 2012

PICS: Surviving Christmas during World War II Archive This post contains images

PICS: Surviving Christmas during World War II

Poignant archive pictures show attempts to bring Christmas cheer and boost morale through 1939 to 1945.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 20 December, 2012

French president recognises France's 'brutal' rule of Algeria

Franois Hollande said Algeria was subjected to “a profoundly unjust and brutal system” for over a century.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year

Thousands of Defence Forces personnel who were persecuted by the Irish government for fighting with the Allies in World War II will receive a formal pardon in the new year.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 15 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Every day TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

# world-war-ii - Monday 26 November, 2012

Norwegian police apologise for deportation of Jews during WWII

Over 700 of the 2,100 Jews living in Norway at the start of World War II were deported, only 34 survived concentration camps.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Bodies of suspected WW2 victims exhumed from mass grave in Croatia

The victims were thought to have been cadets in a Croatian military academy.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Amazon criticised over Nazi death camp jigsaw puzzle

A German politician has criticised Amazon for selling the puzzle which depicts the crematorium at Dachau.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Timely Budgetary Archive Public Warning of the Day

This one’s from World War II and England’s ‘war at home’ effort. The swastikas give it away somewhat.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Dutch vote to test EU popularity in tough times

As the nation heads into elections this week, observers are wondering which of the two Netherlands will emerge: the EU guiding light or the harbinger of European disarray.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Carrie's War author Nina Bawden dies RIP

Carrie's War author Nina Bawden dies

The book has been on the Junior Certificate syllabus for many years.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 22 July, 2012

My favourite speech: Terry Prone

Continuing a summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Terry Prone picks a stirring address from General George Patton.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 21 July, 2012

My favourite speech: Declan Ganley Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Declan Ganley

Continuing a summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Declan Ganley picks a stirring speech made by Winston Churchill in 1940.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

World's 'most wanted' Nazi arrested in Hungary

Laszlo Csizsik-Csatary was sentenced to death by a Czech court in 1948 but fled to Canada and had lived freely.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 7 July, 2012

In colour: America through World War II In Pictures This post contains images

In colour: America through World War II

Amazing colour photos from the 1930s and 1940s.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From The42 Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’ History

Kiev and the shadow of ‘The Death Match’

Sorting fact from fiction in the legend surrounding the notorious series of football games during World War II.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Son of Nazi death camp guard calls for investigation into 'medical execution'

John Demjanjuk was convicted over a year ago of helping to herd some 28,000 people into gas chambers at the Sobibor Camp in Poland in the early 1940s.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Govt apologises for treatment of Irish WWII veterans

Defence Forces members who fought with the Allies in WWII were persecuted in Ireland for desertion.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 Pic Of The Day This post contains images

In pictures: D-Day landings of 6 June 1944

The Normandy landings got underway on this day 68 years ago.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Obama causes outrage with 'Polish death camps' comment

Polish politicians say that the explanation that the US president ‘misspoke’ are not enough…

# world-war-ii - Saturday 12 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: WWII Kittyhawk fighter plane found in Sahara WWII This post contains videos

VIDEO: WWII Kittyhawk fighter plane found in Sahara

Plane which crashed in June 1942 has been found after 70 years in the desert.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Awkward ‘Must We Stand Beside Each Other?’ Pic of the Day

They’ve spent a month at each other’s throats – but this morning Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy stood side by side in Paris.

# world-war-ii - Friday 4 May, 2012

Wartime profile of Hitler looks 'inside his mind'

The document, which has been a secret until now, reveals that the German leader developed a ‘Messiah complex’ towards the end of World War II.

News agency apologies for firing correspondent over WWII censorship

Edward Kennedy was fired after reporting the unconditional surrender of German generals to Allied forces.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Nazi camp guard dies aged 91 after being convicted of crimes last year

John Demjanjuk, a retired autoworker in the US, had been charged with 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder – one for every person who died at the concentration camp he was a guard at.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 3 March, 2012

In pictures: America's WWII internment camp for Japanese-Americans WWII This post contains images

In pictures: America's WWII internment camp for Japanese-Americans

Seventy years ago this month, the US began sending thousands of its citizens into an internment camp in Manzanar, California.Here are Ansel Adams’ photos of that camp.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Poll: Should Irish soldiers who fought in WWII be pardoned for deserting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish soldiers who fought in WWII be pardoned for deserting?

They “contributed to the freedom of Europe” but were met with “starvation orders” when they got home. Should those 5,000 soldiers who fought for the Allies against Hitler’s forces be pardoned for deserting the Irish army?

Shatter indicates pardon on the way for Irish deserters who fought in WWII

Thousands of Irish soldiers fled the Defence Forces to fight for the Allies in World War II. They were persecuted upon their return to Ireland.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Bavarian authorities may stop 'Mein Kampf' from being published

A British publisher wants to publish segments of Hitler’s memoir with critical commentary, but Bavaria may scupper the plans.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Shatter considers pardon for Irish soldiers persecuted for fighting Hitler

The matter has been referred to the Attorney General ahead of a BBC documentary which will outline the plight of many Irish soldiers who fought against fascism in World War II.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 1 January, 2012

BBC to air doc on Irish soldiers persecuted for 'desertion'

Around 5,000 soldiers left the neutral Irish Army to fight fascism in the Allied forces – and were persecuted for it afterwards.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 4 December, 2011

German town evacuated as authorities work to defuse WWII bomb

The British bomb was found last week alongside a 275 pound bomb dropped there by US forces during WWII, after Rhine’s water level fell due to lack of rain.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?

On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Army bomb squad deals with World War II device in Clare

In a busy day for the Defence Forces’ bomb disposal team, a non-explosive device was discovered during excavations in Quinpoole.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 24 July, 2011

From The42 Sprint Finish: everything you need to know about the final stage of Le Tour Climax

Sprint Finish: everything you need to know about the final stage of Le Tour

Mark Cavendish won Stage 21, as Evans triumphed overall.

# world-war-ii - Monday 18 July, 2011

Nazi war crimes suspect acquitted

Sandor Kepiro, 97, has been acquitted of war crime charges related to the execution of 35 Serbs and Jews in Serbia in 1942.