Remembering the Bravery and Dedication of 'The Few'

Stan Hartill | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK
Stan Hartill

We respected them so much. The pilots were friends to the ground crew - we were sort of drinking out of the same cup - we were all living together, we spent our lifetime at the dispersal points - the pilots had their rooms and we had ours - but we were always so friendly.

With Our Unending Gratitude for the Few

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this week and we honour those RAF veterans who, as Churchill said, "cast a glittering shield" to protect Great Britain, the RAF Benevolent Fund and its generous supporters worldwide have rallied in support the RAF family.

VJ Day; Remembering the Bravery and Sacrifice 70 Years On

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

The 70th anniversary of VJ Day allows us as a nation the opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms today and to share their stories for future generations to hear.

American WWII Veteran's Tearful Plea

Yumiko Sato | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

After the funeral I said good-bye to George and thanked him for sharing his memories with me. He shook my hand tightly. His eyes were filled with tears.

The Last Wish of a Woman Who Survived The Battle of Okinawa

Yumiko Sato | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Yumiko Sato

"I have one regret," said Tokiko one day. "I wish I had written down my story. " It was surprising to hear that, because Tokiko, a survivor of The Battle of Okinawa, had lived her life without telling her past even to her son.

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...

Will And Kate Will Not Publicly Support Cumberbatch's Campaign For Gay Men

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today rejected a plea to get involved in a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay men convicted alongside Imita...

Moving Moment Aging Survivors Walk Through Auschwitz Gates Again

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

Seventy years after the liberation of Europe's most infamous death camp, survivors of the mass murders at Auschwitz-Birkenau have returned to the harr...

Louise Ridley

'Men Were The Bosses In Those Days'.. But 80% Of Britain's WWII Codebreakers Were Female

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK

As crowds filled Britain's streets to celebrate the end of the Second World War, there was one part of the victory story that couldn't yet be told. ...

Does This Iconic Statue Show Love Or Sexual Assault?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Unconditional Surrender', a statue of a sailor kissing a nurse, has long been a controversial piece of artwork, and now French feminist group Osez Le...

How Myths and Narratives Are Dominating Events in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

I have always admired the expressiveness of the Russian language. Popular turns of phrase that have become enshrined in everyday language reveal quite colourfully Russians' attitudes towards themselves and ongoing events. In particular I am struck by the way Russians reflect on failure with easy humour, as captured in the phrase 'they hoped for better, but it turned out as usual'.

D-Day Anniversary: We Need to Make the Case for Good Wars

James Snell | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

As someone who has an instinctive aversion to over-praising members of the military (indeed, as someone who cannot help but shudder inwardly every time 'our brave boys' are invoked), I was more than a little surprised that the commemoration of the D-Day landings, which took place last week, brought a tear to my eye.

D-Day From Above: The Stories of RAF Veterans

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

As we remember the D-Day invasion, it is right to honour the brave soldiers, sailors, and 3,500 airmen who sailed the Channel and stormed the beaches. But we must also remember the many thousands of airmen who bravely faced horrendous odds and took to the skies in support of D-Day.

Looking for the New Iron Curtain in the Second Cold War

Justin Huggler | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

True, Putin is no Hitler. But it is a warning from history to those who believe his ambitions will end at Sevastopol. Crimea is a special case, we are told, because of its ethnic Russian population and importance in Russian history. The same arguments were made about the Sudetenland, and its German population, in 1938.

The Fallen Madonna Men - Why George Clooney Latest Film Resembles 'Allo Allo'

Ania Poullain-Majchrzak | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ania Poullain-Majchrzak

The whole humour in Allo Allo is based on the British cast executing extremely bad French and German impersonations. In The Monuments Men acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett pulls off one of the most hilarious stunts in her career by pretending to be French while Matt Damon hits the nail on the head with a purposely bad French accent.

WWII Airman In Daring Raid On Nazis May Finally Get Funeral

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

More than 70 years after he died when his plane crashed into a swamp following a daring night raid over Nazi Germany, a WWII airman my finally be gett...

How One Bear Fought for Our Forebears: The Polarising Effect of Animal Mascots on Human Conflicts

Ania Poullain-Majchrzak | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Ania Poullain-Majchrzak

Around the same time that a snake was gobbling up a sleeping drunkard in India last week, several artists and dignitaries assembled for a wine and cheese evening in the safe environment of the Polish Embassy in London. The reason for this gathering was to celebrate the city of Edinburgh's recent decision to approve construction of a monument to a bear with a storied past.

A Story of Survival

Paul Anticoni | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Paul Anticoni

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that helped save nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany bringing them to the safety of Britain before the outbreak of WWII... I would like to take the opportunity to commemorate the people whose experiences still inspire the work we do today, helping communities around the world in need survive and revitalise with dignity and pride.

British Red Cross Food Parcels Saved My Life

David Isherwood | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
David Isherwood

As part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network, The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. The British Red Cross works with other Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in the delivery of parcels as well as the IFRC and ICRC.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Of War Veteran They Never Knew

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

Over 200 people have attended the funeral of a RAF war veteran they didn't know after a social media appeal highlighted how he died with no close frie...

LOOK: Dambusters Memorial Flypast

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

One of the last remaining Lancaster Bombers has taken part in a flypast to pay tribute to the 70th anniversary of the legendary Dambusters raid. Th...

Ken Loach Reminds Us What the Labour Party Used to Be and What It Isn't Today

John Wight | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Wight

Ken Loach provides us with a timely reminder of a period in history when the needs and hopes of the British working class were the guiding light of government policy, resulting in the radical transformation of society and an economic recovery the like of which is desperately needed today.

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...

Angels and Demons

Robert Mercer-Nairne | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Mercer-Nairne

I am two thirds of the way through a harrowing book, Savage Continent by Keith Lowe. I urge you all to read it over the next twelve months, but not until after Christmas. There is no need for you to upset yourselves until then.

Basically, Never Do Methamphetamines

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

The drastic physical effects of methamphetamines are laid bare in this gallery of users pictured as their addictions took hold. The images feature...