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#World War II

# world-war-ii - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Rare Holocaust-era brooch, gift from husband to his wife in the ghetto, resurfaces in Poland

It’s believed that the original recipient of the brooch, a woman named Hinda Weiksel, died in Auschwitz at the hands of the Nazis.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Irish dead of World War I and II honoured at Glasnevin Cemetery

The event was marked by the laying of wreaths at the France-Ireland memorial and Cross of Sacrifice.

# world-war-ii - Friday 29 September, 2017

From The42 Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found Heavy Metal

Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found

Police and a fire brigade were called to the scene earlier this afternoon.

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

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

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

# world-war-ii - Thursday 31 August, 2017

70,000 people to be evacuated from their homes in Frankfurt after discovery of WWII bomb

The operation will allow for the safe defusal of the bomb, which German media said was nicknamed “Wohnblockknacker” (blockbuster).

# world-war-ii - Thursday 10 August, 2017

World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

A bomb disposal team has been sent in to make the scene safe.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels

Japanese troops forced thousands of women to work in brothels during World War II.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 21 May, 2017

France to honour prisoners forced to work on Hitler's secret weapon in WWII

Thousands of slaves were forced to work on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 7 May, 2017

50,000 evacuated after World War II bombs found in German city

Seven retirement and nursing homes were affected and some rail traffic through the city was disrupted.

# world-war-ii - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Serious mistake': Le Pen under fire after saying French state did not round up Jews during WW2

Francois Hollande and Jacques Chirac have apologised for the role that French police played in the past.

# 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.

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