Second World War

'British Schindler' Nicholas Winton Dies Aged 106

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who almost single-handedly rescued more than 650 children from the Nazi concentrations camps, died on Wednesday. He...

75th Anniversary of a Remarkable Escape From German Panzers

Michael Moszynski | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Michael Moszynski

My father was a Polish Cavalry Officer who was working in Paris when Germany invaded Poland. He joined the 10th Polish Mechanised Cavalry Brigade in France and when France was invaded in 1940 his Brigade was ordered to protect the French Sixth Army near Dijon.

Stunning Pictures Show Abandoned Second World War Naval Base

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK

These remarkable pictures preserve a moment in time -- the ghostly remains of an abandoned US naval base used for blimp squadrons during the Second Wo...

These Incredible D-Day Landing Site Pictures Bring The Past And Present Together

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK

As the world marks 71 years since the launch of the D-Day mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these before...

Dunkirk 'Little Ships' Arrive In France For 75th Anniversary

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

A fleet of "little ships" arrived in Dunkirk on Thursday after crossing the Channel in honour of the historic retreat 75 years ago during the Second W...

Clegg And Miliband Line Up One Last Time With Cameron To Mark 70th VE Anniversary In London

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK

A service to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War also served as a sombre final farewell of sorts for Ed Miliband and Nick Cle...

World War What?

Air Vice Marshal David Murray | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Air Vice Marshal David Murray

Friday 8 May will mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when Sir Winston Churchill delivered his historic speech to crowds gathered in London, broadcasting the news that the Second World War was finally over.

Exhibition Review: Churchill's Scientists, Science Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The exhibition starts with the preliminaries. Churchill was determined to harness the potential of science and the Royal Society helped compile a register of 7000 scientists who could contribute to the war. Additionally Churchill hired Frederick Lindemann as his personal scientific advisor.

British Army Creates Facebook Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech

The British Army has announced the creation of a brand new brigade whose sole task will be to wage a war on social media. The 77th Brigade will co...

Contemplating Forgiveness of the Unforgivable

Ceri Eldin | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Ceri Eldin

It is not a question of whether we can forgive a seemingly unforgivable atrocity; we, as the third party to events, cannot. Yet, the increased interest that forgiveness has been given over the preceding decades, as the post-witness era draws closer, is a telling sign that by exploring forgiveness there may be much to learn.

Why It's Important to Document the Lives of Holocaust Survivors

Anna Cox | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anna Cox

It's how and why the memories of one of the darkest moments in human history should be kept alive that formed the theme of the film. And during the months making it I was struck by the myriad of ways those who suffered the atrocities of the Holocaust have chosen to pass their memories on. How they refuse to allow the echo of what they witnessed fade.

Why We Need to Teach Young People About the Holocaust

Karen Pollock | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Karen Pollock

Learning about the Holocaust isn't a quick-fix for societies' problems, it isn't the 'cure' for antisemitism. But Holocaust education, and understanding where antisemitism led during the darkest days in Europe is a start point for young people to consider their actions and responsibilities.

I Learnt About the Holocaust in Fragments, But We Must Remember the Whole Story

Michael Rosen | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Michael Rosen

My father sometimes talked of uncles who disappeared. "They were in France at the beginning of the war," he said, "but they weren't there at the end". They must have disappeared 'in the camps', was how we grew to know about such things..

Topless German Activist Calls For 'Bomber Harris' To Flatten Dresden

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

A former German politician has protested the rise of the Dresden-based anti-Muslim movement Pegida by tweeting a nude picture of herself with the word...

'The Imitation Game' - Success Has Many Fathers...

Witold Sobków | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Witold Sobków

I congratulate the British film industry on The Imitation Game - another outstanding, world-class production... I cannot help but feel disappointed that the Polish contribution to breaking the Enigma code was not more prominently highlighted. Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, three brilliant Polish mathematicians, must be credited with the first breaking of the Enigma codes.

The Last Person You Want To Comment On EU Immigration Just Spoke...

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Tebbit may have reached his nadir (or zenith depending on which side if the argument you fall) by suggesting that EU migrants attempting to enter...

This Couple Live In An Enormous Nazi Bunker

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Art collectors Karen and Christian Boros live in a very unique home; a Nazi bunker constructed in 1942 at the height of the Second World War. First...

MoD Confirms Plans To Clean Up Radioactive Particles From WWII Aircraft Dumped In Dalgety Bay

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed plans to clean up radioactive particles at Dalgety Bay. Recent investigations at the site identified possi...

Kate Hears Stories Of Grandmother's Work At Bletchley Park

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge has heard stories about her grandmother's wartime role at the famous Bletchley Park - home of the code-breakers. Lady Marion ...

If I Don't Come Home: D-Day Letters - A chat with Richard Bannerman

Roger Crow | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Roger Crow

Richard Bannerman was one-year-old when his father, Capt Alastair Bannerman, became one of more than 160,000 Allied troops involved in the D-Day landi...

Teaching Children About War: Mum's Not the Word

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The 70th anniversity of D-Day the centenary of the First World War pinpoint 2014 as a year of wartime nostalgia. Amongst fabulous stories of rebel veterans absconding from their care homes to Normandy and colourful re-enactment celebrations, one of the quieter questions being bartered around is 'do kids really know what's going on?.'

Our Favourite D-Day Story Just Got Even Better...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Bernard Jordan, who staged a “great escape” from his nursing home to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of D-Day in France, could soon be ho...

Ballad of a D-Day Dodger

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Stefan Simanowitz

"I'm not bitter about the D-Day celebrations at all" says 90 year-old Ivor Gaskill. "I just wish they'd give us the same recognition because if hadn't been for us there probably wouldn't have been a D-Day, at least not on 6th June."

D-Day Veteran Who Made Great Escape From Care Home Vows To Return

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

A 90-year-old war veteran found in Normandy after being reported missing from his care home in England said he made the journey to see the "first clas...

Google Doodle 'Error' On D Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google has admitted an 'error' when it featured a Google Doodle on Japanese Go player Honinbo Shusaku on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. ...