D-Day heroes honoured across Normandy on 75th anniversary

Prime Minister Theresa May and the Prince of Wales were among those at Bayeux Cathedral with Second World War veterans to pay their respects.

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D-Day: A Mayo weather reading during World War II that changed history

It is hard to imagine that a remote, windswept part of Co Mayo was the setting for an event 75 years ago that changed the course of history.

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Events in France and UK to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

French President Emmanuel Macron will join the Prime Minister at a ceremony overlooking Gold Beach.

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D-Day success: Ireland’s input

Almost certainly unnoticed by holidaymakers making their way to and from England’s cross-Channel ferry ports and Eurotunnel stations is a modest 1914-18 war memorial on Folkestone’s seafront promenade.

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World leaders to join veterans to mark 75 years since D-Day landings

A national commemoration event takes place in Portsmouth today.

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Meet some of the Irishmen who fought on D-Day including one who went on confront Rommel

While Ireland was officially neutral in the Second World War, thousands of Irishmen fought against fascism by serving in the British, American, and Canadian armies, including on Normandy’s beaches, says Sean O’Riordan

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Tragic tale of three Cork brothers killed in WWII

Three Cork brothers were killed during the Second World War fighting for the Royal Canadian Air Force, according to never-before-seen records unearthed by a noted author and historian.

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Family’s tragic story of wartime loss uncovered

Good historians and archaeologists don’t sit on their laurels.

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Reckless change in education: Teaching history is an obligation

Teachers will, in time, have to explain to students why life was once so very different in Ireland on Good Friday. Those teachers, unless we risk Brexit-scale disruption and division, will also tell their pupils why the three Sheehan brothers, from Fermoy in Co. Cork, died fighting with Canadian troops in WWII and, hopefully, explain the structures we put in place after the war to try to ensure that we never have WWIII.

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German family to donate millions after hearing extent of Nazi past

Family spokesman Peter Harf, who heads the Reimann’s JAB Holding Company, says recent internal research confirmed Bild’s findings.

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US Minister David Gray couldn’t grasp subtlety of Irish neutrality

In part two of a series on the 75th anniversary of the American Note, Ryle Dwyer sees that some diplomats were more in tune with their missions than others

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When US kept close eye on Kerry activity

On its 75th anniversary of the American Note, in a two-day report Ryle Dwyer examines events leading to the international distortion of Ireland’s role in WWII

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Second World War veteran given replacement medals on 100th birthday

An emotional Glyn Gurner was surprised on his doorstep with the medals after he lost his originals in the 1950s.

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Record number of visitors to Auschwitz in 2018

More than two million people came to learn about what happened at the former extermination camp.

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Royal Mail sorry over D-Day commemorative stamp error

It was part of the 2019 Special Stamp programme showcasing the “Best of British”.

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Oldest US Second World War veteran and ‘Texas legend’ dies aged 112

Richard Overton was at Pearl Harbour just after the Japanese attack in 1941.

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Man accused of being a Nazi guard faces 36,000 counts of accessory to murder

It's alleged he served as a guard in a Nazi concentration camp in northern Austria during World War II.

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Norwegian hero behind sabotage of Nazi plant dies aged 99

Joachim Roenneberg led a four-man team which destroyed key parts of a heavy water plant which could have produced nuclear weapons.

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Second World War letters and photographs preserved in digital archive

The archive currently holds about 3,500 personal documents, including 2,000 photographs.

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Bray Head’s World War Two 'EIRE' sign has been restored

Wildfires this summer led to the sign being rediscovered after being hidden for years.

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US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Jakiw Palij admitted lying to get into the US, claiming he spent the war as a farmer and factory worker.

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