World War 2

'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 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...

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.