World War Two

Poignant Moment Man Finds Long Lost Love Letter He Wrote To His Wife During WWII

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Ilene Ortiz bought an old album from a thrift store, she wasn't expecting to come across a love letter tucked inside its sleeve. Upon further...

Extraordinary Before And After Photos Show How Obliterated Dresden Was Finally Rebuilt

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

Today marks 70 years since what was arguably Europe's most beautiful city was bombed into oblivion by the Allies during the Second World War. In Fe...

Louise Ridley

How Much Did Britain Actually Know About The Holocaust? | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces on how we remember the Holocaust...

Town Transformed Into Dad's Army Set

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Hundreds of people have turned out to catch a glimpse of the stars from the new Dad's Army movie as a big, set-piece scene was filmed in a seaside tow...

Husband & Wife's First Words After 70 Years Apart Will Make You Teary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who married against their families wishes and were then torn apart from each other by war, have been reunited after 70 years. Pan Zhishan,...

Could The 1940s-Inspired 'Ration Diet' Help You Lose Weight?

Barcroft | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman lost seven stone and saved thousands of pounds, after putting herself on a 1940s-inspired ration diet for an entire year. Single mother-of-...

REVEALED: The Genius MI5 Plan To Stop British Nazi Sympathisers During WW2

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

A vast network of Nazi sympathisers in Britain apparently working to undermine the country's war effort against Germany – were in fact secretly cont...

Relief Effort For UK Floods ‘Biggest Emergency Operation Since The Blitz'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

The biggest emergency response since the Blitz has been mobilised to deal with weather battered Britain, officials have said. More fire and rescue ...

LISTEN: Scientists Smash Record For The World's Longest Echo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have broken the record for the world's longest man-made echo. The record was smashed deep inside a giant oil storage tank, constructed d...

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...

Nazi Troops 'Took Crystal Meth To Stay Awake'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

Nazi troops used crystal meth as a 'miracle pill' to stay awake during marches, according to letters from one of Germany's leading post-war writers. ...

Dambusters: Living Legacy

Clare Pelham | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Clare Pelham

Leonard Cheshire was one of the youngest commanding officers 617 Squadron ever had and one of the most decorated pilots of the conflict. The experiences he had during the war changed his life - and quite literally has transformed the lives of thousands of disabled people across the world.

That Mr Men Speech and Why Mr Gove Is Not Mr Right

Hilary Robinson | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Robinson

Having gone to a comprehensive school in an area of considerable social depravation I can speak for talented teachers who were specially selected for their ability to maintain control and to enthuse their students with imaginative and inspired ideas.

Why Stalingrad Matters Today

Mark Perryman | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

World War Two has become an epic of nostalgia entirely disconnected from the cause of anti-fascism, the sacrifices made by the Red Army on the Eastern Front once again hidden from history. Stalingrad, forgotten, scarcely meriting a mention in the mainstream media despite its fixation with all things WW2.

Foreign Office Bans WWII Veterans From Collecting Russian Bravery Medals

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Thousands of World War Two veterans who took part in what Winston Churchill described as "the worst journey in the world" have been told they cannot c...

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...

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.

Veterans Gather For 70th Anniversary Of El Alamein (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

Veterans of the Battle of El Alamein gathered on Saturday for a special service to mark its 70th anniversary. The evensong at Westminster Abbey in ...

The 21st Century With its Not-So-Ironic Veneration of Tyrants

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

It's not acceptable to wear a t-shirt in general day-to-day wear that bears the name of a tyrannical regime that denied its people freedom for 80 years, and killed millions of its own and other countries citizens.

Loyalty Should Work Both Ways

Bob Morgan | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK
Bob Morgan

Celebrating the mass bombing of German cities during the Second World War would be obscene but not recognising and remembering the 55,573 aircrew killed out of a total of 125,000 that flew would be a betrayal of people who were asked to take great risks on our behalf.

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...


Darren Richman | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Darren Richman

Having studied English from primary school through to university, I noticed one assignment recur time and again. From GCSE to A Level, kindergarten to BA, I was repeatedly asked to write about the person I admire most. The only person I possibly could choose given the nature of the assignment. A survivor in every sense of the word. My grandfather. Zigi.

WW2 Grenade Found At Surrey Junior School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A grenade from World War Two has detonated in a controlled explosion at a junior school in Surrey. The explosive was discovered on Wednesday mornin...

V2 Rocket Pulled Out Of River

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

Bomb disposal experts have removed the remnants of a German war-time V2 rocket which was found submerged in mudflats off the English coast, it emerged...

Teacher Taunted German Neighbours With Wartime Music And Nazi Salutes

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

A maths teacher accused of harassing his German neighbours by playing wartime classics and performing Nazi salutes claims he is the victim of harassme...