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#WWII

# wwii - Last week 13th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Six dead as WWII planes collide during Dallas air show
# B-17
# B-17

Six dead as WWII planes collide during Dallas air show

Updated Nov 13th 2022, 2:30 PM 34,894 Views 1 Comment

Videos online showed dramatic scenes of the smaller plane descending towards the B-17 and crashing into it

# wwii - This year 2022

Howth's WWII 'Eire 6' neutrality sign unveiled by Michael D Higgins following restoration
# Eire 6
# Eire 6

Howth's WWII 'Eire 6' neutrality sign unveiled by Michael D Higgins following restoration

Apr 9th 2022, 5:17 PM 49,487 Views 24 Comments

The EIRE 6 sign was one of 83 aerial recognition signs built around the Irish coast during the Second World War.

# wwii - Last year 2021

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany
# Crimes Against Humanity
# Crimes Against Humanity

US deports 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany

Feb 20th 2021, 6:57 PM 44,992 Views 56 Comments

His deportation was first ordered by an immigration judge last year.

# wwii - All time

Mass evacuation in Frankfurt as WWII bomb defused
# Germany
# Germany

Mass evacuation in Frankfurt as WWII bomb defused

Dec 6th 2020, 7:30 PM 22,583 Views 17 Comments

The 500-kilogramme British bomb was found on a construction site in Germany’s financial capital on Thursday.

Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head
# Irish History
# Irish History

Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head

Jan 21st 2020, 1:52 PM 62,642 Views 28 Comments

A local group discovered the image, after searching based on an old aerial photo.

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 15,057 Views 37 Comments

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

Column: The small Wexford village forever affected by the deaths of three young women during WWII
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The small Wexford village forever affected by the deaths of three young women during WWII

Aug 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 34,031 Views 26 Comments

Amy Bracken looks at the bombing of Campile on 26 August 1940, one of the less-remembered bombings of Éire during the Second World War.

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 14,971 Views 6 Comments

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

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 32,803 Views 95 Comments

To date, Poland has not made an official demand.

All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby
# Closed
# Closed

All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby

Feb 12th 2018, 1:00 PM 68,724 Views 8 Comments

The ordnance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport.

Poland seeking to pass laws making it illegal say it was complicit in Holocaust
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

Poland seeking to pass laws making it illegal say it was complicit in Holocaust

Jan 28th 2018, 2:10 PM 31,908 Views 130 Comments

The measure must still pass the Senate before being signed by the president.

Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display
# Hildebrand Gurlitt
# Hildebrand Gurlitt

Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display

Nov 5th 2017, 12:00 PM 13,421 Views 18 Comments

The works are just a small fraction of the pieces discovered in 2012 in possession of his son Cornelius Gurlitt.

Discovery of suspected World War II bomb in London leads to closure of two bridges
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Discovery of suspected World War II bomb in London leads to closure of two bridges

Jan 20th 2017, 8:44 AM 14,380 Views 20 Comments

The bomb has since been disposed of and the bridges reopened.

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 10,717 Views 35 Comments

He and President Obama laid wreathes at the site of the attack.

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a gold ring and necklace are found hidden in an old mug
# Discovered
# Discovered

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a gold ring and necklace are found hidden in an old mug

May 21st 2016, 1:00 PM 34,203 Views 86 Comments

One million European Jews died between 1940 and 1945 at the Auschwitz camp in the southern city of Oswiecim.

These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II
# Trains
# Trains

These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II

Oct 25th 2015, 6:00 PM 21,795 Views 28 Comments

Forgotten war machines.

'No chance': Germany won't pay €162 billion 'owed' to Greece since WWII
# Damages
# Damages

'No chance': Germany won't pay €162 billion 'owed' to Greece since WWII

Feb 9th 2015, 9:14 PM 52,223 Views 202 Comments

The country’s central bank was forced to loan a massive sum to the Third Reich.

93-year-old Irish veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur
# WWII
# WWII

93-year-old Irish veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur

Jan 27th 2015, 11:28 AM 9,046 Views 22 Comments

The award is France’s highest military honour.

Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur
# RIP
# RIP

Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur

Dec 31st 2014, 10:30 AM 10,376 Views 31 Comments

Tributes were paid to Patrick Gillen yesterday in Cork.

Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil
# Oradour-sur-Glane
# Oradour-sur-Glane

Court won't prosecute 89 year old over worst Nazi atrocity on French soil

Dec 9th 2014, 2:06 PM 10,265 Views 50 Comments

There was not enough evidence to charge the man, a former member of the SS.

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

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

Nov 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,021 Views 50 Comments

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

VIDEO: Your weekend movies... The Imitation Game
# Trailers
From The Daily Edge
# Trailers

VIDEO: Your weekend movies... The Imitation Game

Nov 13th 2014, 8:30 PM 9,025 Views 13 Comments

Cinema trip this weekend? DailyEdge.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money.

These declassified photos show the final preparations of the nuclear bombs used on Hiroshima And Nagasaki
# WWII
# WWII

These declassified photos show the final preparations of the nuclear bombs used on Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Oct 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,906 Views 82 Comments

The “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” nuclear bombs killed tens of thousands of people.

Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93
# Enola Gay
# Enola Gay

Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93

Jul 30th 2014, 7:33 PM 15,595 Views 132 Comments

“I personally think there shouldn’t be any atomic bombs in the world — I’d like to see them all abolished.”

Opinion: On what would have been Anne Frank's 85th birthday, let's remember our shared history
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

Opinion: On what would have been Anne Frank's 85th birthday, let's remember our shared history

Jun 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 221 Views 24 Comments

Anne Frank never lived to tell her tale but we can honour her memory, and that of all the murdered, by challenging anti-Semitism where we find it.

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today
# 70 Years Later
# 70 Years Later

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:41 AM 13,941 Views 20 Comments

Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.

Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search
# WWII
# WWII

Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search

Feb 25th 2014, 10:49 PM 17,008 Views 11 Comments

Lawrence S. Gordon’s remains were identified using dental records, and will now be returned to his hometown.

The oldest-known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110
# Survivor
# Survivor

The oldest-known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110

Feb 24th 2014, 7:25 AM 12,376 Views 28 Comments

Alice Herz-Sommer died in London on Sunday after a short illness.

One killed and eight injured as WWII bomb explodes
# Germany
# Germany

One killed and eight injured as WWII bomb explodes

Jan 3rd 2014, 3:01 PM 32,132 Views 64 Comments

The accident happened in Euskirchen, not far from former capital Bonn in western Germany.

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
# WWII
# WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,122 Views 83 Comments

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

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

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

Nov 3rd 2013, 3:45 PM 25,989 Views 111 Comments

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

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
# Asia
# Asia

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

May 15th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,493 Views 23 Comments

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'

May 14th 2013, 9:29 AM 22,781 Views 62 Comments

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.

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans
# World War II
# World War II

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

May 7th 2013, 7:38 PM 6,506 Views 163 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on
# Stalingrad
# Stalingrad

Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on

Feb 2nd 2013, 3:32 PM 8,156 Views 32 Comments

Today Russia marks the 70th anniversary of a brutal battle in which the Red Army defeated Nazi forces and changed the course of World War II.

French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties
# Treaty
# Treaty

French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties

Jan 22nd 2013, 9:00 AM 2,412 Views 2 Comments

The two countries sought to paper-over tensions from the euro crisis when their leaders kicked off events marking 50 years of post-war reconciliation.

Leinster want an Escape to Victory - here's who we would cast
# Tunnel Diggers
From The42
# Tunnel Diggers

Leinster want an Escape to Victory - here's who we would cast

Jan 16th 2013, 7:20 AM 2,387 Views 0 Comments

Someone better check for tunnel digging antics at Sandy Park this Saturday.

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,954 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year
# World War II
# World War II

Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year

Dec 18th 2012, 5:13 PM 10,777 Views 155 Comments

Thousands of Defence Forces personnel who were persecuted by the Irish government for fighting with the Allies in World War II will receive a formal pardon in the new year.

Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two
# World War Two
# World War Two

Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two

Dec 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,412 Views 31 Comments

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.

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