Second World War

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. ...

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith and Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

As the world marks 70 years since the launch of a mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these powerful befor...

D-Day: The World Remembers (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

Seventy years ago, soldiers launched an attack that changed the world. Now few are left to tell the story of the D-Day landings, an audacious incursio...

We've Found A Positive Use For A Sunken British War Ship

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

The Royal Mint is to make silver coins from bullion cargo recovered from a British ship sunk more than 70 years ago by a German U-boat. A limited n...

China's Ambassador To Britain Says Japan Is Like Lord Voldemort

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In a bizarre diplomatic move, China's ambassador to Britain has likened Japan to the Harry Potter villain Lord Voldemort. The invocation is the latest...

Irish Can Learn From British Gratitude

Christopher Jackson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Christopher Jackson

Britons lionise their Second World War veterans more than other veterans because they fought for what Britain and what the world is today, including its neighbour, Ireland. We, the Irish, live in a better world because of them, and it's about time that we acknowledged this as so.

EBay Was Actually Selling Uniforms From Auschwitz

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

Items including an Auschwitz uniform have been found on sale on eBay. The auction site has apologised and taken 30 items from sale after a Mail on ...

WATCH: Incredible Colour Film From Warsaw Uprising

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

A trailer has been released of enhanced footage from the Warsaw Uprising during World War II. The full feature film, 'Warsaw Rising' will be releas...

Why Germany Is Still Recovering Its War Dead

David Crossland | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
David Crossland

Quietly and methodically, Germany has been recovering the bodies of hundreds of thousands of its soldiers who fell on its Eastern Front in the bloodie...

On This Day: Japan Surrendered To The Allies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

On this day, 68 years ago, Japan surrendered unconditionally to the Allies. The following day, August 15, was made Victory in Japan Day, marked wit...

Alan Turing Must Be Pardoned, Demands House Of Lords

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

Alan Turing looks set to receive a pardon, after the government lent its support to a Bill that would overturn the wartime codebreaker's conviction fo...

War Memorial Targeted By Vandals AGAIN

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

The RAF Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park has been targeted by vandals for the second time in a week. The graffiti read 'LEE RIGBY KIL...

PICTURES: Secret World War II Room Discovered In Attic In Norway

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Norwegian students have posted images of a secret "World War II" bolthole online. The discovery was made when housemates removed a secret door in ...

WATCH: Suspect In War Memorial Vandalism Caught On CCTV

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

This is the man at the centre of the investigation into graffiti daubed on a war memorial. The word 'Islam' was sprayed onto the £7 million Bomber...

LOOK: The Cross-Dressing Spy Is Revealed

PA | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK

Spies might be supposed to be masters of disguise, but a British intelligence officer caused embarrassment to his political masters through his pencha...

The Spirit of '43

Mark Perryman | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

Ken Loach's recent film Spirit of 45 brilliantly celebrates the triumphant mood that delivered a Labour Landslide election victory at the end of World War Two and the establishment of both the Welfare State and nationalised public utilities.