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#World War II

From TheJournal.ie 6 of the most intriguing unsolved heists of all time Sponsored By Monuments Men

6 of the most intriguing unsolved heists of all time

Can you figure out the ones that got away?

From TheJournal.ie 88-year-old former SS member charged over massacre of French town in 1944 Massacre

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about Pat Cox, a Donegal house fire, and the bad weather…

From TheJournal.ie One killed and eight injured as WWII bomb explodes Germany

One killed and eight injured as WWII bomb explodes

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

From TheJournal.ie Germany urges Japan to deal 'honestly' with WWII past The Past

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.

From TheJournal.ie Documentary tells story of only Irish man to survive Nagasaki Atomic Bomb

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.

From TheJournal.ie Son fails in legal bid to change 'Death Match' newspaper article World War II

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.

From TheJournal.ie Native Americans who used their language as code during WWII to receive special honour Numurekwa'etuu

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Huge WWII bomb found in Germany forces evacuation of 20,000 people Dortmund

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

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

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: World War II refugees reunited in Ireland after more than 60 years Friends Reunited

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hitler's last bodyguard dies at 96 World War II

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.

From TheJournal.ie 30 Auschwitz guards to face criminal probes World War II

30 Auschwitz guards to face criminal probes

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 40 Auschwitz guards to face German prosecutors Germany

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 90-year-old Holocaust survivor on Reddit's Ask Me Anything Poignant

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

Emery Jacoby shares his family’s tragedy online.

From TheJournal.ie World War II device found near G8 venue Discovery

World War II device found near G8 venue

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

From TheJournal.ie 98-year-old former Nazi charged with World War II crimes World War II

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.

From TheJournal.ie Former Nazi commander found living in Minnesota World War II

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary' Japan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans World War II

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: TDs sign off on the World War II deserters' amnesty Leinster House

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.

From TheJournal.ie Divers begin three-week operation to raise WWII German aircraft bomber English Channel

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.

From TheJournal.ie England chooses Winston Churchill as the new face of the £5 note Money Matters

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.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Generic drugs, selling the Lotto and Budget 2014 Leinster House

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty Veterans

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds mark 70th anniversary of Warsaw ghetto uprising World War II

Hundreds mark 70th anniversary of Warsaw ghetto uprising

Hundreds of people – including Holocaust survivors – gathered to mark the uprising that saw Jewish people take arms against Nazi forces.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Symphysiotomy, WW2 deserters, and new arrivals Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Symphysiotomy, WW2 deserters, and new arrivals

The Dáil’s newest member, Helen McEntee, will be formally introduced to the chamber today.

From TheJournal.ie Anne Frank museum defends Bieber after furore over 'belieber' comment Justin Bieber

Anne Frank museum defends Bieber after furore over 'belieber' comment

Justin had written in the guestbook that he hoped Anne Frank would have been a “belieber”.

From TheJournal.ie Seventy years on Japan looks for WWII remains Japan

Seventy years on Japan looks for WWII remains

The remains of some 1.13 million Japanese soldiers still lie in a vast area somewhere between Russia and remote southern Pacific islands.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Austrian artist shines new light on forgotten Irish lookout posts Lookout This post contains videos

VIDEO: Austrian artist shines new light on forgotten Irish lookout posts

The structures were built for soldiers to keep watch over sea activity during the Second World War.

From TheJournal.ie US Army's Tojo the Monkey gets his own statue in Cork Monkey Business

US Army's Tojo the Monkey gets his own statue in Cork

Have you heard the one about the flying fortress and the monkey?

From TheJournal.ie 93-year-old Russian army veteran searches for lost WWII French love Never Too Late

93-year-old Russian army veteran searches for lost WWII French love

“I am 93, there is no reason to wait any longer,” says Nikolai Vasenin, who has been decorated by France for his role in World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Last remaining member of Hitler assassination plot dies 20 July Plot

Last remaining member of Hitler assassination plot dies

Ewald Von Kleist was part of the failed plot by German army officers and members of the resistance to blow up Adolf Hitler in 1944.

From TheJournal.ie These armoured trains played vital role in both world wars World Wars This post contains images

These armoured trains played vital role in both world wars

They carried cannons, machine guns, anti-aircraft weapons and even tanks across countries in the greatest conflicts of the 20th century.

From TheJournal.ie Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil World War II

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil

Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden Ireland: The air raid shelter under a Dublin clothing store Bomb Shelters

Hidden Ireland: The air raid shelter under a Dublin clothing store

One clothing store on Grafton St gives a glimpse into how Irish businesses protected themselves from air raids during WWII.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: WW2 pardon, promissory notes and obesity Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: WW2 pardon, promissory notes and obesity

The Operation Transformation team meet the Health committee this morning to discuss Ireland’s obesity problem.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Transport grants, promissory notes and WW2 pardon Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Transport grants, promissory notes and WW2 pardon

Legislation granting a legal pardon to Irish deserters who fought for the Allies in World War II will be introduced today.