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# world-war-ii - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Greek subway stations are showing films demanding World War II reparations

“We demand Germany’s debts.”

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

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

Joy Lofthouse was a pilot during the Second World War.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 2 May, 2015

A new Nazi museum has opened in Germany

It’s not what you think.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Bodies of soldiers found in cave 70 years after brutal WWII battle

More than 70 years later, remains have been recovered.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Amazing insights into what US intelligence knew about Hitler in 1943

The precursor to the CIA commissioned a 229-page report into the German leader.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Secret Nazi jungle hideout discovered by archaeologists

Three stone buildings have been excavated in the Argentinian jungle complete with swastikas on the walls.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From Business ETC All of Greece’s problems can be traced back to the 1970s Oil

# world-war-ii - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The42 Unexploded World War II bomb discovered at Borussia Dortmund’s stadium Diffused

Unexploded World War II bomb discovered at Borussia Dortmund’s stadium

The Westfalenstadion was evacuated after the discovery today.

# world-war-ii - Monday 9 February, 2015

‘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.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Today’s top stories in 7 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

These Holocaust memorials are banned in Munich. Why? Because of Jewish opposition

The ‘Stolperstein’ project has been ongoing for 20 years.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Police officer accused of killing 95-year-old man with beanbag gun

The World War II veteran died of internal bleeding after being hit by beanbags five times at close range.

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

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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 17 August, 2014

‘I’m still mourning the soul of my late buddy. I’m sorry for letting him die alone’

Kamikaze pilots in Japan are trying to tell younger people what they did was not ‘cool’.

# world-war-ii - Friday 15 August, 2014

91-year-old man returns Holocaust medal after his relatives were killed in Gaza

Henk Zanoli and his family were given the award for shielding a Jewish boy from the Nazis during World War II.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

French MP fined for saying Hitler ‘did not kill enough’ Roma

The MP has already said that he is going to appeal the €3,000 fine.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Video: How nuclear weapons are made

Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

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.”

# world-war-ii - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Poll: Should Nazi concentration camp guards be tried for war crimes? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Nazi concentration camp guards be tried for war crimes?

For more than 60 years German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they personally committed atrocities.

Poll: Should Nazi prison guards be tried for war crimes? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Nazi prison guards be tried for war crimes?

For more than 60 years German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they personally committed atrocities.

89-year-old man arrested in the US for alleged war crimes as a teenage guard at Auschwitz

The man admits joining the Waffen SS when he was 17 but denies being an Auschwitz guard.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

School closed after World War II projectile found on grounds

It’s not believed to pose any danger to the public.

# world-war-ii - Friday 6 June, 2014

“This was democracy’s beachhead” – world remembers D-Day

US President Barack Obama said that he was “humbled” to be in the presence of D-Day veterans.

70 years on, here’s how D-Day was originally reported to the world

“Allied troops landed on the Normandy coast of France in tremendous strength by cloudy daylight today and stormed several miles inland.”

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Obama and Putin may “cross paths” during D-Day commemorations

Obama is in Poland and announced a expansion of US military presence in Europe.

# world-war-ii - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pics: “Hello comrades!” – Putin celebrates Russia’s victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea Victory Day This post contains images

Pics: “Hello comrades!” – Putin celebrates Russia’s victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea

11,000 troops also marched in Red Square as part of Victory Day in Russia.

# world-war-ii - Friday 25 April, 2014

Argentina want to try a Spanish Fascist-era policeman accused of torture, but Spain won’t extradite him

Jesus Munecas is accused of torturing a prisoner during the country’s 36-year Franco-led dictatorship.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today

Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Did you know self-heating cans of soup were a thing in the 1940s?

A welcome comfort for WWII soldiers…if they didn’t explode.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 15 March, 2014

“Putin, get out of Ukraine”: 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally… in Moscow

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

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.

# world-war-ii - Monday 24 February, 2014

The oldest-known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110

Alice Herz-Sommer died in London on Sunday after a short illness.

# world-war-ii - Monday 3 February, 2014

6 of the most intriguing unsolved heists of all time

Can you figure out the ones that got away?

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

88-year-old former SS member charged over massacre of French town in 1944

Nazi troops blockaded and then set fire to a church, in which dozens of women and children were burned alive. In total 642 men, women and children were killed.

# world-war-ii - Friday 3 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about Pat Cox, a Donegal house fire, and the bad weather…

One killed and eight injured as WWII bomb explodes

The accident happened in Euskirchen, not far from former capital Bonn in western Germany.

# world-war-ii - Monday 30 December, 2013

Germany urges Japan to deal ‘honestly’ with WWII past

Germany said it has tried to deal with its own actions during World War II and urged Japan and other countries to do likewise.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki

Dr Aidan MacCarthy was being held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Nagasaki when the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Son fails in legal bid to change ‘Death Match’ newspaper article

A Ukranian told the European Court of Human Rights that his country had failed to protect his reputation.

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