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Looking for the New Iron Curtain in the Second Cold War

Justin Huggler | Posted 24.03.2014 | 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...

Remembering Afghanistan: Attitudes and Support Amongst the British Public

Rachael Gribble | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK
Rachael Gribble

Despite opposition to the Afghanistan mission, the public holds their Armed Forces in high esteem and understands what is potentially at stake in the campaign. We can therefore be fairly confident that on this Remembrance Sunday, the efforts of the UK's Armed Forces troops, and those we have lost, will continue to be warmly remembered, and appreciated, by the British public.

Rewriting History: WWII and the Holocaust

Endeavour Press | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Endeavour Press

By Richard Foreman author of Warsaw and A Hero of Our Time. There seems to be an increasingly alarming trend nowadays for some people to consider t...

Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, Antoni Dobrowolski, Dies Aged 108

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Antoni Dobrowolski, the oldest known survivor of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, has died in Poland aged 108. Mr Dobrowolski, a teacher, incurre...

Propaganda, Good and Bad

Tom Doran | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK
Tom Doran

Some words are probably irretrievable. It would be a brave blogger who mounted a campaign for acceptable fascism or a kinder eugenics.

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...

LOOK: Is That Batman Next To Fidel Castro...?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Reckon this image of Fidel Castro and Christian Bale as Batman might be Photoshopped? Well, you reckon correctly, as just that has happened thanks...

Hitler's Day Out? Photographer Travels Back to WWII

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 19.03.2012 | Home

Europe’s cities have been defined by their turbulent history, but it’s difficult to imagine what life was like when you’re enjoying a mini-break...

Capturing The Struggle: Striking Images Of Women's Push For Liberation

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse and Cosima Ungaro | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pictures of suffragettes struggling with police and of 60's campaigners brandishing their bras are among the most iconic images of women's liberation ...

Man Hunt, Silent HIll, Resident Evil 4: Scariest Games For Halloween

Melanie Hick | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Tech

Forget lollies for the trick or treaters, carved jack-o-lanterns and quaint pranks on Halloween, it's time to scare yourself witless with the most ter...

WWII Code-Breaking Centre Bletchley Park Gets £4.6 million Boost

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Second World War code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park is to receive £4.6 million to help restore the site that played a pi...