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#World War Two

# world-war-two - 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-two - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Remains of bodies from migrant boat that drowned 800 to be raised off Italy

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has vowed to give all the victims decent burials.

# world-war-two - Saturday 2 January, 2016

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway Dark Past This post contains videos

How a notorious Nazi war criminal was banned from his picturesque Waterford hideaway

Rumours about looted art in the Kilmacthomas estate persisted for years.

# world-war-two - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Goodbye letter from Dutch resistance fighter delivered 70 years on

Peter Will wrote the letter to his wife and son shortly before being sent to a concentration camp.

# world-war-two - Thursday 24 September, 2015

TV station uses Nazi Holocaust symbol in a story about Jewish holiday

WGN TV say they are “extremely embarrassed” by their mistake.

# world-war-two - Monday 14 September, 2015

Apparently the Nazis were high on a crystal meth-style drug

The Nazis reportedly wanted Pervitin to rival Coca Cola.

# world-war-two - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Japan's PM criticised for not apologising for forcing women into sex trade

South Korea’s President said that he felt the speech left “much to be desired”.

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

Irish D-Day veteran awarded France's highest military honour

Patrick Gillen, aged 89, dedicated his medal to all of his comrades that did not survive the Second World War.

# world-war-two - Saturday 6 December, 2014

The grim fate of Soviet and Italian troops sent to Nazi prisoner-of-war camps in World War II

Poland has been unearthing one of the darkest secrets of World War II.

# world-war-two - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Column: Did you know Hitler had an Irish sister-in-law?

The one-time Bridget Hitler was born and raised in Dublin.

# world-war-two - Monday 11 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Hundreds attend 99-year-old man's funeral after appeal goes viral RIP

Hundreds attend 99-year-old man's funeral after appeal goes viral

Harold Percival died without friends or close family to attend his funeral – so the internet took over.

# world-war-two - 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-two - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two

The newly released files also uncover attempts to turn Ireland into a fascist state, in addition to Britain’s wartime recruitment within the 26 counties.

# world-war-two - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Column: Sick of government spin? Well, it’s nothing new…

Politicians have been manipulating the mass media for as long as it’s existed – and Ireland is no exception, writes Ciara Chambers.

# world-war-two - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs

Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.

# world-war-two - Friday 16 March, 2012

Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man

A German court has ruled a Berlin museum must return rare posters seized by the Gestapo during WWII to the victim’s relative – saying that keeping them would be a perpetuation of the crimes of the Nazis.

# world-war-two - Friday 11 November, 2011

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?

# world-war-two - Monday 7 February, 2011

Paris evacuates thousands over WWII bomb

RAF bomb discovered last week in suburb of Paris was defused yesterday by military experts, forcing about 6,000 people to be evacuated from their homes.