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#World War Two

# world-war-two - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Four injured after Second World War bomb explodes at Munich construction site
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# Germany

Four injured after Second World War bomb explodes at Munich construction site

Dec 1st 2021, 2:58 PM 20,220 Views 13 Comments

A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the train station.

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

60,000 people leave homes in Frankfurt so huge WWII bomb can be defused
# Blockbuster
# Blockbuster

60,000 people leave homes in Frankfurt so huge WWII bomb can be defused

Sep 3rd 2017, 2:12 PM 15,232 Views 11 Comments

The operation is the biggest evacuation of its kind in post-war Germany.

# world-war-two - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Remains of bodies from migrant boat that drowned 800 to be raised off Italy
# Italy
# Italy

Remains of bodies from migrant boat that drowned 800 to be raised off Italy

Jun 29th 2016, 10:41 PM 15,271 Views 21 Comments

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has vowed to give all the victims decent burials.

# world-war-two - Saturday 2 January, 2016

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway
# Dark Past
# Dark Past

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway

Jan 2nd 2016, 5:00 PM 42,772 Views 46 Comments

Rumours about looted art in the Kilmacthomas estate persisted for years.

# world-war-two - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Goodbye letter from Dutch resistance fighter delivered 70 years on
# World War Two
# World War Two

Goodbye letter from Dutch resistance fighter delivered 70 years on

Nov 12th 2015, 7:39 PM 10,250 Views 7 Comments

Peter Will wrote the letter to his wife and son shortly before being sent to a concentration camp.

# world-war-two - Thursday 24 September, 2015

TV station uses Nazi Holocaust symbol in a story about Jewish holiday
# Yom Kippur
# Yom Kippur

TV station uses Nazi Holocaust symbol in a story about Jewish holiday

Sep 24th 2015, 8:00 PM 12,517 Views 19 Comments

WGN TV say they are “extremely embarrassed” by their mistake.

# world-war-two - Monday 14 September, 2015

Apparently the Nazis were high on a crystal meth-style drug
# Total Rush
# Total Rush

Apparently the Nazis were high on a crystal meth-style drug

Sep 14th 2015, 5:50 PM 32,858 Views 54 Comments

The Nazis reportedly wanted Pervitin to rival Coca Cola.

# world-war-two - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Japan's PM criticised for not apologising for forcing women into sex trade
# VJ Day
# VJ Day

Japan's PM criticised for not apologising for forcing women into sex trade

Aug 15th 2015, 7:23 AM 13,335 Views 20 Comments

South Korea’s President said that he felt the speech left “much to be desired”.

# world-war-two - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Watch this 92-year-old woman fly a Spitfire war plane
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

Watch this 92-year-old woman fly a Spitfire war plane

May 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 10,939 Views 14 Comments

Joy Lofthouse was a pilot during the Second World War.

# world-war-two - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Irish D-Day veteran awarded France's highest military honour
# Ww2
# Ww2

Irish D-Day veteran awarded France's highest military honour

Dec 9th 2014, 9:27 AM 6,860 Views 16 Comments

Patrick Gillen, aged 89, dedicated his medal to all of his comrades that did not survive the Second World War.

# world-war-two - Saturday 6 December, 2014

The grim fate of Soviet and Italian troops sent to Nazi prisoner-of-war camps in World War II
# Secret History
# Secret History

The grim fate of Soviet and Italian troops sent to Nazi prisoner-of-war camps in World War II

Dec 6th 2014, 4:30 PM 17,646 Views 91 Comments

Poland has been unearthing one of the darkest secrets of World War II.

# world-war-two - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Column: Did you know Hitler had an Irish sister-in-law?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Did you know Hitler had an Irish sister-in-law?

Nov 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 934 Views 50 Comments

The one-time Bridget Hitler was born and raised in Dublin.

# world-war-two - Monday 11 November, 2013

Hundreds attend 99-year-old man's funeral after appeal goes viral
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

Hundreds attend 99-year-old man's funeral after appeal goes viral

Nov 11th 2013, 6:00 PM 40,323 Views 53 Comments

Harold Percival died without friends or close family to attend his funeral – so the internet took over.

# world-war-two - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'

May 14th 2013, 9:29 AM 22,673 Views 62 Comments

The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.

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

Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two
# World War Two
# World War Two

Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two

Dec 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,279 Views 31 Comments

The newly released files also uncover attempts to turn Ireland into a fascist state, in addition to Britain’s wartime recruitment within the 26 counties.

# world-war-two - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Column: Sick of government spin? Well, it’s nothing new…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sick of government spin? Well, it’s nothing new…

Jul 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 53 Views 11 Comments

Politicians have been manipulating the mass media for as long as it’s existed – and Ireland is no exception, writes Ciara Chambers.

# world-war-two - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs
# Read Me
# Read Me

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs

May 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 20,692 Views 52 Comments

Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.

# world-war-two - Friday 16 March, 2012

Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man
# Germany
# Germany

Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man

Mar 16th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,308 Views 9 Comments

A German court has ruled a Berlin museum must return rare posters seized by the Gestapo during WWII to the victim’s relative – saying that keeping them would be a perpetuation of the crimes of the Nazis.

# world-war-two - Friday 11 November, 2011

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

Nov 11th 2011, 11:17 AM 11,713 Views 201 Comments

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?

# world-war-two - Monday 7 February, 2011

Paris evacuates thousands over WWII bomb
# WW2 Bomb
# WW2 Bomb

Paris evacuates thousands over WWII bomb

Feb 7th 2011, 1:44 PM 1,414 Views 0 Comments

RAF bomb discovered last week in suburb of Paris was defused yesterday by military experts, forcing about 6,000 people to be evacuated from their homes.