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From TheJournal.ie Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day Ceremony

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The small Wexford village forever affected by the deaths of three young women during WWII Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show Monaghan Museum

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

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

From TheJournal.ie Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages Expensive

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

To date, Poland has not made an official demand.

From TheJournal.ie All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby Closed

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poland seeking to pass laws making it illegal say it was complicit in Holocaust Holocaust

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display Hildebrand Gurlitt

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Discovery of suspected World War II bomb in London leads to closure of two bridges Shutdown

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Japanese PM offers 'everlasting condolences' but holds back from full apology at Pearl Harbor 75 Years

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II Trains
From TheJournal.ie 'No chance': Germany won't pay €162 billion 'owed' to Greece since WWII Damages

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 93-year-old Irish veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur WWII

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

The award is France’s highest military honour.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Did you know Hitler had an Irish sister-in-law? Opinion

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

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

VIDEO: Your weekend movies... The Imitation Game

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

From TheJournal.ie These declassified photos show the final preparations of the nuclear bombs used on Hiroshima And Nagasaki WWII

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93 Enola Gay

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today 70 Years Later

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today

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

From TheJournal.ie Canadian soldier's remains found in German war cemetery after 14 year search WWII

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The oldest-known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110 Survivor

The oldest-known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110

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

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

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

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

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

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

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.

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 Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on Stalingrad This post contains images

Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on

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.

From TheJournal.ie French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties Treaty

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

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.

From The42 Leinster want an Escape to Victory - here's who we would cast Tunnel Diggers This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pardon for Irish deserters who fought in WWII likely in new year World War II

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

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.

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 Germany expanding compensation for Nazi victims Germany

Germany expanding compensation for Nazi victims

Fund administrators and German officials say payments to Holocaust survivors are needed “more than ever” as they enter their final years.

From TheJournal.ie Timely Budgetary Archive Public Warning of the Day Pic Of The Day

Timely Budgetary Archive Public Warning of the Day

This one’s from World War II and England’s ‘war at home’ effort. The swastikas give it away somewhat.

From TheJournal.ie Belgian premier apologises for WWII deportation of 25,000 Jews Holocaust

Belgian premier apologises for WWII deportation of 25,000 Jews

The Belgian Prime Minister said the country has been “complicit in the most abominable crime” by deporting tens of thousands of Jewish people to Nazi concentration camps during the war.

From TheJournal.ie Video: WWII bomb detonated in Munich by disposal experts Germany This post contains videos

Video: WWII bomb detonated in Munich by disposal experts

Explosion damaged nearby properties, but none are in danger of collapse, according to local media reports.

From TheJournal.ie Last known survivor of WWII Auschwitz escape dies aged 90 Auschwitz

Last known survivor of WWII Auschwitz escape dies aged 90

August Kowalczyk was among a group of nine Polish inmates who succeeded in escaping from the Nazi concentration camp in June 1942.

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