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World War II

# world-war-ii - Yesterday’s News

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.

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 - 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.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Native Americans who used their language as code during WWII to receive special honour

The Congressional Gold Medal will be given to the ‘code talkers’ from 33 tribes.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 9 November, 2013

75 years on: Kristallnacht in pictures Holocaust This post contains images

75 years on: Kristallnacht in pictures

Seen as the start of the Holocaust, Kristallnacht took place across Germany 75 years ago tonight.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Huge WWII bomb found in Germany forces evacuation of 20,000 people

The bomb was discovered by experts searched for unexploded Allied ordnance.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

In pictures: World War II refugees reunited in Ireland after more than 60 years

A group of 21 children who had been evacuated to Ireland returned to our shores last weekend, as part of The Gathering.

# world-war-ii - Friday 6 September, 2013

Hitler’s last bodyguard dies at 96

Rochus Misch was the last surviving witness of Hitler’s final days in the Berlin bunker towards the end of World War II.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

30 Auschwitz guards to face criminal probes

The guards are aged up to 97 and face possible charges of accessory to murder.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Over 40 Auschwitz guards to face German prosecutors

For decades German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they had personally committed atrocities, but since a 2011 landmark case all former camp guards can be tried.

# world-war-ii - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 unbelievable things from the obituary of a 91-year-old veteran RIP

9 unbelievable things from the obituary of a 91-year-old veteran

Flight Lieutenant Tony Snell shows us how it’s done.

# world-war-ii - Monday 8 July, 2013

90-year-old Holocaust survivor on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything

Emery Jacoby shares his family’s tragedy online.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

World War II device found near G8 venue

The item was found on Lough Shore Road, near Lough Erne, during security checks.

98-year-old former Nazi charged with World War II crimes

Laszlo Lajos Csatari has been charged over his role in organising the deportation of an estimated 12,000 Jews to World War II death camps.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Former Nazi commander found living in Minnesota

Michael Karkoc was commander of a Nazi SS led-unit, and now lives in Minnesota, according to a new investigation.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Casual snaps show Charles de Gaulle’s Irish holiday after resignation In Pictures This post contains videos

Casual snaps show Charles de Gaulle’s Irish holiday after resignation

Following his resignation in 1969, the French President sought solace in a “quiet holiday” touring Ireland.

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

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 - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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”.

Oireachtas agenda: TDs sign off on the World War II deserters’ amnesty

The process of pardoning Irish Army deserters who joined the Allies in World War II will be completed by TDs this evening.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Divers begin three-week operation to raise WWII German aircraft bomber

The bomber is the only one of its kind left after World War II, and was shot down in the English Channel during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

# world-war-ii - Friday 26 April, 2013

England chooses Winston Churchill as the new face of the £5 note

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” – the Churchill quotation chosen for the note.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Generic drugs, selling the Lotto and Budget 2014

It’s a packed day in Leinster House – click through to find out what’s being debated in the Dail, Seanad and committees today.

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty

Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.

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