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#World War II

# 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.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with ‘Mein Kampf’

“There is a German peculiarity of worrying about what others might say.”

# world-war-ii - Thursday 17 September, 2015

WATCH: Japanese politicians get into massive brawl… over pacifism

The government took a surprise vote on a law that would allow Japan’s military to fight overseas.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Remains of two crewmen of World War II fighter plane found in Poland

The fighter-bomber plane was shot down by Germany.

# world-war-ii - Monday 10 August, 2015

Italian woman who had baby with German soldier reunited with daughter after 71 years

“I never imagined that I would one day be able to hug her”.

Disney apologises for ‘insensitive’ Nagasaki anniversary tweet

It said the company’s Twitter account will be managed better in future.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 9 August, 2015

“Clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed”

It’s 70 years to the day since the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Bodies of 36 US Marines found 70 years after they died

The remains of the men were discovered after a four-month excavation on Betio Island in Kiribati.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Japan has overturned a 67-year-old law banning dancing after midnight

It was introduced to protect the country’s youth from the more liberal attitudes of US citizens.

# 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.

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