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#World War II

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Videos depicting last six months of Anne Frank’s life to be available in English
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

Videos depicting last six months of Anne Frank’s life to be available in English

Aug 3rd 2022, 10:53 PM 16,683 Views 9 Comments

The videos will be released 78 years to the day since Anne, her parents, her sister and four other Jews who hid with them were arrested.

# world-war-ii - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

25,000 people evacuated after discovery of massive World War II bomb in Frankfurt
# Germany
# Germany

25,000 people evacuated after discovery of massive World War II bomb in Frankfurt

May 19th 2021, 9:31 PM 22,818 Views 7 Comments

Bomb disposal teams are due to detonate the explosive once they cover it with soil.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,543 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

# world-war-ii - Monday 6 July, 2020

Trial of 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard reaches final stages
# Hamburg
# Hamburg

Trial of 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard reaches final stages

Jul 6th 2020, 10:07 AM 26,195 Views 0 Comments

Bruno Dey is accused of complicity in the murder of 5,230 people when he worked at the Stutthof camp.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II
# World War II
# World War II

Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II

Sep 1st 2019, 11:17 AM 35,307 Views 49 Comments

Nearly six million Poles died in the conflict that killed more than 50 million people overall.

# world-war-ii - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day
# Ceremony
# Ceremony

Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day

Jun 6th 2019, 7:20 AM 15,050 Views 37 Comments

D-Day is seen by many as one of the great symbols of transatlantic cooperation.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101
# RIP
# RIP

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101

Mar 12th 2019, 10:20 PM 29,164 Views 22 Comments

The former RAF navigator never managed to escape the camp in events later portrayed in the Steve McQueen film.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Former Nazi concentration camp guard (94) breaks down during first day of trial
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Former Nazi concentration camp guard (94) breaks down during first day of trial

Nov 6th 2018, 10:56 PM 33,427 Views 0 Comments

The German man is charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

# world-war-ii - Monday 3 September, 2018

Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign
# Neutrality Marking
# Neutrality Marking

Volunteers have restored Bray Head's huge WWII 'Eire' sign

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:56 PM 75,182 Views 63 Comments

The sign was revealed by recent wildfires after lying hidden for many years.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head
# Look-out Posts
# Look-out Posts

Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head

Aug 4th 2018, 1:41 PM 109,962 Views 54 Comments

The signs were used during World War II to guide pilots, as Ireland was a neutral country.

# world-war-ii - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show
# Monaghan Museum
# Monaghan Museum

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show

Jun 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,954 Views 6 Comments

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary
# World War II
# World War II

Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary

May 15th 2018, 10:54 PM 32,054 Views 42 Comments

Brown paper had been used to cover pages in her first diary.

# world-war-ii - Friday 20 April, 2018

Pictures: Disposal of massive WWII bomb causes mass evacuation in Berlin
# Mitte
# Mitte

Pictures: Disposal of massive WWII bomb causes mass evacuation in Berlin

Apr 20th 2018, 2:30 PM 33,477 Views 24 Comments

The 500 kilo bomb was found on a construction site.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years
# USS Lexington
# USS Lexington

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years

Mar 6th 2018, 8:07 AM 31,623 Views 22 Comments

The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.

# world-war-ii - Friday 2 March, 2018

Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages
# Expensive
# Expensive

Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages

Mar 2nd 2018, 3:31 PM 32,796 Views 95 Comments

To date, Poland has not made an official demand.

# world-war-ii - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Flights resume at London City Airport after WWII bomb removed
# Back To Normal
# Back To Normal

Flights resume at London City Airport after WWII bomb removed

Feb 13th 2018, 7:24 AM 11,087 Views 4 Comments

Up to 16,000 passengers were affected by yesterday’s closure.

# world-war-ii - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Louvre launches new display in hope of reuniting owners with art stolen by Nazis
# Nazis
# Nazis

Louvre launches new display in hope of reuniting owners with art stolen by Nazis

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 10,373 Views 6 Comments

More than 45,000 stolen objects have been handed back to their rightful owners since 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
# Link To The Past
# Link To The Past

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

Nov 25th 2017, 9:15 AM 23,880 Views 28 Comments

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
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

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

Nov 11th 2017, 6:53 PM 11,822 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found

Sep 29th 2017, 8:34 PM 14,987 Views 23 Comments

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
# Blockbuster
# Blockbuster

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

Sep 3rd 2017, 2:12 PM 15,248 Views 11 Comments

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
# Blockbuster
# Blockbuster

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

Aug 31st 2017, 8:53 PM 19,299 Views 38 Comments

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
# Unexploded Bomb
# Unexploded Bomb

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

Aug 10th 2017, 9:22 AM 17,246 Views 28 Comments

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
# Comfort Women
# Comfort Women

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels

Jul 16th 2017, 5:00 PM 23,195 Views 14 Comments

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
# Hitler
# Hitler

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

May 21st 2017, 8:15 AM 9,470 Views 8 Comments

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
# Hanover
# Hanover

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

May 7th 2017, 1:21 PM 11,201 Views 23 Comments

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
# Revisionist
# Revisionist

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

Apr 10th 2017, 7:49 AM 25,839 Views 71 Comments

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
# On Screen
# On Screen

The incredible story of the zookeepers who saved people from the Nazis

Mar 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,597 Views 3 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered

Mar 12th 2017, 11:30 AM 17,495 Views 16 Comments

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
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government

Feb 27th 2017, 11:02 PM 17,790 Views 16 Comments

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?
# UNICEF
# UNICEF

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Feb 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,327 Views 18 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned

Feb 3rd 2017, 12:04 PM 35,925 Views 43 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

Nazi hunter says hundreds of Nazis could still be at large

Jan 28th 2017, 7:40 AM 18,833 Views 50 Comments

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
# 75 Years
# 75 Years

Japanese PM offers 'everlasting condolences' but holds back from full apology at Pearl Harbor

Dec 28th 2016, 8:42 AM 10,703 Views 35 Comments

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
# Unite Them On The Beaches
# Unite Them On The Beaches

Winston Churchill spoke of his "longing" for a united Ireland

Nov 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 25,492 Views 34 Comments

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"
# Speech
# Speech

President Higgins: "We must share vigilance of not letting anti-Semitism spread again"

Nov 22nd 2016, 4:07 PM 601 Views 88 Comments

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
# The Emergenctea
# The Emergenctea

Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland

Sep 24th 2016, 6:58 PM 16,188 Views 30 Comments

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
# Photography
# Photography

Working women, young soldiers and chemical warfare: A glimpse at World War II in colour

Jul 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 17,471 Views 20 Comments

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
# Star-crossed

American soldier reunites with girlfriend - 71 years after they last saw each other

Feb 10th 2016, 7:58 PM 19,423 Views 3 Comments

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
# Old Flames
# Old Flames

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

Jan 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 21,452 Views 17 Comments

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

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