Second World War

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.

On This Day in 1945: Adolf Hitler 'Committed Suicide'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler is believed to have shot himself dead in his underground bunker beneath the Chancellery in Berlin. Eva Braun, wh...

Couple Who Wed On Valentine's Day Share Funeral After Dying Within A Week Of Each Other

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

A devoted couple who married on Valentine’s Day have shared a joint funeral after dying within a week of each other. Relatives believe Beryl Mat...

'Skeleton' Of Wartime Hotel Starts To Reappear..

Archant | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

Emerging from the sands like a Phoenix from the ashes, the skeleton of a magnificent seaside hotel abandoned in the Second World War after falling vic...

Revealed: The Story Behind Winston Churchill’s Iconic Bulldog Scowl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Famously gruff and tenacious, Prime Minister Winston Churchill earned a deserved reputation as the ‘British Bulldog.’ The cigar-chomping, hard-...

Diggers Fail to Find Burmese Spitfires

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Experts hunting for dozens of Second World War Spitfires thought to have been buried in the Burmese jungle have found no planes at the sites they have...

British Team Heads To Burma To Locate Buried Spitfires

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

The difficult task of locating and excavating dozens of British Spitfires that were buried in the Burmese jungle during the Second World War is to get...

US Military Tested 'Tsunami Bomb' As Alternative To Nuclear Weapons

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech

The United States once tried to build a "tsunami bomb" designed to wipe out coastal cities by triggering huge underwater explosions. The tests were...

Last Surviving Code-Breaker Receives MBE

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

The last surviving code-breaker from the Second World War has received an MBE in the New Year Honours. Bletchley Park mastermind Raymond "Jerry" Ro...

Five Reasons Why The EU Might Deserve A Nobel Peace Prize...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

The European Union has come in for a lot of stick for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, as southern European countries are declared near bankrupt, riots ...

Rewriting History: WWII and the Holocaust

Endeavour Press | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Endeavour Press

By Richard Foreman author of Warsaw and A Hero of Our Time. There seems to be an increasingly alarming trend nowadays for some people to consider t...

Should Joseph Goebbels' Writings Be Sold For Profit?

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.09.2012 | Home

A huge collection of Joseph Goebbels' writings, from his love letters and school essays to poetry and his university theses, is going up for auction. ...

Nazi 'Death By Chocolate' Plot Against Churchill

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar and Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

A 1943 scheme by Nazi Germany to assassinate Winston Churchill through an explosive bar of chocolate has been uncovered nearly 70 years later in a sec...