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From TheJournal.ie Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo' Florida

Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo'

Police in Sarasota launched an investigation into who caused the damage – repairs were estimated to be worth $1,000.

From TheJournal.ie After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite Old Flames

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This 'Ghost Army' used phony inflatable tanks and weapons to dupe Hitler in WW2 MASTERS OF DECEPTION

This 'Ghost Army' used phony inflatable tanks and weapons to dupe Hitler in WW2

The men were artists, audio technicians, actors and designers who created inflatable mock-ups of military vehicles, tanks and artillery.

From TheJournal.ie It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe VE Day

It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe

Victory in Europe (VE) Day was declared after Germany’s unconditional surrender in Berlin on 8 May, 1945.

From TheJournal.ie Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur RIP

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

Tributes were paid to Patrick Gillen yesterday in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Irish D-Day veteran awarded France's highest military honour Ww2

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.

From TheJournal.ie 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes Holocaust

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes

Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead Ww1

Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead

President Higgins was unveiling a Cross of Sacrifice to the war dead of Ireland — the first of its kind to be erected in the State.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-cop released from custody over Alps killings, immediately rearrested over WW2 weapons Gendarmes

Ex-cop released from custody over Alps killings, immediately rearrested over WW2 weapons

The 48-year-old was arrested as part of the probe into the 2012 killings of three members of the al-Hilli family and a French cyclist.

From TheJournal.ie Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon Ww2

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2 Read Me

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2

Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: ‘If I were Mr de Valera, I would keep a watch on all ports, communications and wireless in his territory’ Read Me

Extract: ‘If I were Mr de Valera, I would keep a watch on all ports, communications and wireless in his territory’

A confidential report on a meeting with Neville Chamberlain in 1940 shows the British Prime minister wanted to pass on advice to the then Taoiseach, Eamon de Valera about the threat of Germany.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two World War Two

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.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: ‘Mr de Valera’s conviction that Hitler would win the war was stupid’ Opinion

Extract: ‘Mr de Valera’s conviction that Hitler would win the war was stupid’

David Gray, the US Amabassador to Ireland in 1940, reveals just what he thought of Dev, the 1916 leaders and why he thought Ireland was in collusion with the Nazis.

From TheJournal.ie Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs Read Me

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.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.