Second World War

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

Anna Cox | Posted 28.01.2015 | 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 26.01.2015 | 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 27.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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. ...

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...