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

May 19th 2021, 9:31 PM 22,763 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,526 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.

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

Jul 6th 2020, 10:07 AM 26,179 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2019, 11:17 AM 35,048 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jun 6th 2019, 7:20 AM 15,009 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2019, 10:20 PM 29,142 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2018, 10:56 PM 33,384 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:56 PM 74,815 Views 63 Comments

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

Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head
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Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head

Aug 4th 2018, 1:41 PM 109,830 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,897 Views 6 Comments

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

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

May 15th 2018, 10:54 PM 31,937 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2018, 2:30 PM 33,451 Views 23 Comments

The 500 kilo bomb was found on a construction site.

World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years
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World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years

Mar 6th 2018, 8:07 AM 31,597 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2018, 3:31 PM 32,781 Views 95 Comments

To date, Poland has not made an official demand.

Flights resume at London City Airport after WWII bomb removed
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Flights resume at London City Airport after WWII bomb removed

Feb 13th 2018, 7:24 AM 11,076 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 10,350 Views 6 Comments

More than 45,000 stolen objects have been handed back to their rightful owners since World War II.

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

Nov 25th 2017, 9:15 AM 23,849 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.

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

Nov 11th 2017, 6:53 PM 11,779 Views 69 Comments

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

Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found
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Tottenham training ground evacuated after suspected World War II device found

Sep 29th 2017, 8:34 PM 14,960 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2017, 2:12 PM 15,227 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2017, 8:53 PM 19,259 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 bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
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World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Aug 10th 2017, 9:22 AM 17,236 Views 28 Comments

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

Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels
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Japan protests against bid to recognise Korean women forced into brothels

Jul 16th 2017, 5:00 PM 23,175 Views 14 Comments

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

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

May 21st 2017, 8:15 AM 9,447 Views 8 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2017, 1:21 PM 11,194 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2017, 7:49 AM 25,822 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,436 Views 3 Comments

Their story is told in a new Hollywood film called The Zookeeper’s Wife.

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

Mar 12th 2017, 11:30 AM 17,460 Views 16 Comments

Around 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.

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

Feb 27th 2017, 11:02 PM 17,760 Views 16 Comments

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.

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

Feb 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,310 Views 18 Comments

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

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

Feb 3rd 2017, 12:04 PM 35,772 Views 43 Comments

The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.

Nazi hunter says hundreds of Nazis could still be at large
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Nazi hunter says hundreds of Nazis could still be at large

Jan 28th 2017, 7:40 AM 18,782 Views 50 Comments

Since 2001, 104 Nazis have been convicted over their roles in the Holocaust.

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

Dec 28th 2016, 8:42 AM 10,650 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 25,337 Views 34 Comments

New Irish foreign policy documents suggest that the wartime Prime Minister may have had unexpected feelings regarding Ireland’s partition.

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 4:07 PM 415 Views 88 Comments

World Jewish Conference delegates hear Higgins address concerns over ‘walls’ and ‘fear’ challenging the world.

Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland
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Empty tea cups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland

Sep 24th 2016, 6:58 PM 15,936 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…

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

Jul 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 17,443 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.

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

Feb 10th 2016, 7:58 PM 19,408 Views 3 Comments

D Day veteran Norwood Thomas has travelled to Australia to be with his long-lost love Joyce Morris.

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

Jan 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 21,435 Views 17 Comments

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

You can now read Anne Frank's diary online
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You can now read Anne Frank's diary online

Jan 3rd 2016, 8:15 AM 20,528 Views 23 Comments

(If you speak Dutch).

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