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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 15,223 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jun 29th 2016, 10:41 PM 15,141 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2016, 5:00 PM 42,438 Views 46 Comments

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

Goodbye letter from Dutch resistance fighter delivered 70 years on
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Goodbye letter from Dutch resistance fighter delivered 70 years on

Nov 12th 2015, 7:39 PM 10,236 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2015, 8:00 PM 12,510 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2015, 5:50 PM 32,814 Views 54 Comments

The Nazis reportedly wanted Pervitin to rival Coca Cola.

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

Aug 15th 2015, 7:23 AM 13,332 Views 20 Comments

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

Watch this 92-year-old woman fly a Spitfire war plane
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Watch this 92-year-old woman fly a Spitfire war plane

May 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 10,932 Views 14 Comments

Joy Lofthouse was a pilot during the Second World War.

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

Dec 9th 2014, 9:27 AM 6,851 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 6th 2014, 4:30 PM 17,519 Views 91 Comments

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

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

Nov 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 893 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2013, 6:00 PM 40,317 Views 53 Comments

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

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

May 14th 2013, 9:29 AM 22,637 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.

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

Dec 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,220 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.

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

Jul 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 52 Views 11 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 20,025 Views 52 Comments

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.

Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man
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Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man

Mar 16th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,306 Views 9 Comments

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.

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

Nov 11th 2011, 11:17 AM 11,660 Views 201 Comments

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

Paris evacuates thousands over WWII bomb
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Paris evacuates thousands over WWII bomb

Feb 7th 2011, 1:44 PM 1,410 Views 0 Comments

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.