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# WWII

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2022
# b-17
Six dead as WWII planes collide during Dallas air show
Videos online showed dramatic scenes of the smaller plane descending towards the B-17 and crashing into it
# Eire 6
Howth's WWII 'Eire 6' neutrality sign unveiled by Michael D Higgins following restoration
The EIRE 6 sign was one of 83 aerial recognition signs built around the Irish coast during the Second World War.
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# Crimes Against Humanity
US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany
His deportation was first ordered by an immigration judge last year.
# Germany
Mass evacuation in Frankfurt as WWII bomb defused
The 500-kilogramme British bomb was found on a construction site in Germany’s financial capital on Thursday.
# Irish History
Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head
A local group discovered the image, after searching based on an old aerial photo.
# Ceremony
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.
Voices
Column: The small Wexford village forever affected by the deaths of three young women during WWII
Amy Bracken looks at the bombing of Campile on 26 August 1940, one of the less-remembered bombings of Éire during the Second World War.
# monaghan museum
Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show
The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.
# expensive
Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages
To date, Poland has not made an official demand.
# Closed
All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby
The ordnance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport.
# Holocaust
Poland seeking to pass laws making it illegal say it was complicit in Holocaust
The measure must still pass the Senate before being signed by the president.
# hildebrand gurlitt
Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display
The works are just a small fraction of the pieces discovered in 2012 in possession of his son Cornelius Gurlitt.
# Shutdown
Discovery of suspected World War II bomb in London leads to closure of two bridges
The bomb has since been disposed of and the bridges reopened.
# 75 years
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.
# Discovered
70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a gold ring and necklace are found hidden in an old mug
One million European Jews died between 1940 and 1945 at the Auschwitz camp in the southern city of Oswiecim.
# Trains
These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II
Forgotten war machines.
# Damages
'No chance': Germany won't pay €162 billion 'owed' to Greece since WWII
The country’s central bank was forced to loan a massive sum to the Third Reich.
# WWII
93-year-old Irish veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur
The award is France’s highest military honour.
# RIP
Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur
Tributes were paid to Patrick Gillen yesterday in Cork.
# Oradour-sur-Glane
Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil
There was not enough evidence to charge the man, a former member of the SS.
Voices
Column: Did you know Hitler had an Irish sister-in-law?
The one-time Bridget Hitler was born and raised in Dublin.
# trailers
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# WWII
These declassified photos show the final preparations of the nuclear bombs used on Hiroshima And Nagasaki
The “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” nuclear bombs killed tens of thousands of people.
# Enola Gay
Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93
“I personally think there shouldn’t be any atomic bombs in the world — I’d like to see them all abolished.”
Voices
Opinion: On what would have been Anne Frank's 85th birthday, let's remember our shared history
Anne Frank never lived to tell her tale but we can honour her memory, and that of all the murdered, by challenging anti-Semitism where we find it.
# 70 Years Later
A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today
Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.
# WWII
Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search
Lawrence S. Gordon’s remains were identified using dental records, and will now be returned to his hometown.
# survivor
The oldest-known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110
Alice Herz-Sommer died in London on Sunday after a short illness.
# Germany
One killed and eight injured as WWII bomb explodes
The accident happened in Euskirchen, not far from former capital Bonn in western Germany.
# WWII
TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.
# Dortmund
Huge WWII bomb found in Germany forces evacuation of 20,000 people
The bomb was discovered by experts searched for unexploded Allied ordnance.
# Asia
Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.
# Japan
Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'
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 II
Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans
The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.
# stalingrad
Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on
Today Russia marks the 70th anniversary of a brutal battle in which the Red Army defeated Nazi forces and changed the course of World War II.
# treaty
French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties
The two countries sought to paper-over tensions from the euro crisis when their leaders kicked off events marking 50 years of post-war reconciliation.
# tunnel diggers
Leinster want an Escape to Victory - here's who we would cast
Someone better check for tunnel digging antics at Sandy Park this Saturday.
# review 2012
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
# World War II
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 Two
Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two
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.