World War 2

Aylan Kurdi: Let Cameron Sit On His Hands. Our Shoulders Will Turn The Wheel of Humanity.

Karl Davis | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Prime Minister, I hope hope you hug your children a little tighter tonight too. They are beautiful little people, just as were Aylan and Galip, and the countless lives needlessly lost before them. Use the power you have, and make a change, but don't you dare tell me that we cannot afford to put our shoulders to the wheel of humanity.

'Great Escape' Survivor Dies Aged 101

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

A pilot who took part in the mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp in the Second World War remembered as 'The Great Escape', has died in hi...

How Tokyo Rose From The Ashes Of The Most Destructive Air Raid In History

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York and Tahira Mirza | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the single most devastating bombing raid in history. Over 100,000 people perished when 330 American B-29s d...

Churchill's 5 Most Rousing Moments And 5 We'd Rather Forget

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. A brilliant statesman, he was considered ...

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...

Animals in War: They Didn't Volunteer - They Had No Choice

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

As well as the millions of human heroes that have given their lives for our freedom, do many of us ever consider those poor animals that also helped bring us peace, specifically employed by mankind for use in warfare? They didn't volunteer - they had no choice.

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 ...

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. ...

The Nazi Hunters

Jacob Greaves | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jacob Greaves

Today Russia commemorates its victory over Nazi Germany. Moscow will see tanks parade down its streets and Crimea will witness planes fly above a watchful President Putin. But everywhere Russians still see Nazis.

'Merkel Should Admit The EU Was Built On German WW2 Guilt'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics

German chancellor Angela Merkel should use her visit to Britain to admit that the European Union was "built on German guilt" after World War Two, acco...

Storms Wash Up WWII Bombs On Essex Beach

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The storms lashing Britain's coast have proved to be dangerous in a most unexpected way. Around nine unexploded World War II bombs have been washed...

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...

Bomber Command Memorial Ranked London's Top Tourist Site

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

This week, the Bomber Command Memorial at Green Park was voted London's most popular tourist attraction according to Trip Advisor. This is a really poignant moment for everyone who supported the five-year project to erect a Memorial to the 55,573 men who lost their lives serving in Bomber Command.

Ghosts Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | Home

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse's hauntingly beautiful photos remind us of the soldiers and civilians who suffered during World War 2 on the very streets that we ...

A Tale of Two Cities: Peckham Rye

Jason Holmes | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

When Jason Holmes met Martin Brighty, owner of Soho-based gentlemen's outfitter Peckham Rye, he discovered the latest chapter in a tailoring story tha...

Nazi 'Death By Chocolate' Plot Against Churchill

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar and Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2015 | 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...

Bomber Command Memorial Opened

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

The Queen opened a £7m memorial to the members of Bomber Command who served and died during the Second World War on Thursday. The Bomber Command M...

Revealed: The Churchill Letters Filed Away For 60 Years

PA | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

Hundreds of original documents, including seven signed letters from Winston Churchill written in the 1940s, have been unearthed during a council's spr...

Letters Home from WWII: Posted to Bridlington!

Helen Spencer | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

This emotional journey will revisit the stories of my Uncle Joe once again. I hope you will enjoy them, and think of your family as you read.

MI5 Files Reveal How The Nazis Forged British Bank Notes - And Why

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

Nazi forgers succeeded in flooding Europe with fake British bank notes, "destroying" confidence in the UK currency, according to secret MI5 files made...

Last Vulcan Bomber To Take To Skies For Queen's Jubilee

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

The only remaining airworthy Vulcan bomber is to take to the skies during 2012 for a Diamond Jubilee tour in honour of the Queen, it has been announce...

Bath: The Forgotten Blitz

Nick Knowles | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Nick Knowles

War is a terrible thing, but by its nature it puts people in extreme situations where history has shown us that they display an incredible strength of human spirit. I'd like to think that I would have been as brave as the people of Bath, but I doubt I would've been.