Fifth of Irish say relative evacuated from cities in WWII

Fifth of Irish say relative evacuated from cities in WWII

Almost 20% of Irish people claim to have a relative who was involved in Operation Pied Piper, the mass movement of millions of women and children from British cities in the first three weeks of the Second World War.

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New documents reveal Japanese wartime emperor’s ‘deep regrets’

New documents reveal Japanese wartime emperor’s ‘deep regrets’

Hirohito was advised not to use the word ‘remorse’ in a 1952 speech over the conflict, the papers show.

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German film producer Artur Brauner dies aged 100

German film producer Artur Brauner dies aged 100

Mr Brauner produced hundreds of films, several of which evoked memories of the Holocaust.

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Second World War bomb defused in Germany following mass evacuation

Second World War bomb defused in Germany following mass evacuation

Some 16,500 people were ordered to leave their homes in Frankfurt.

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Remnants of US fighter plane excavated in Ireland

Remnants of US fighter plane excavated in Ireland

The P38 Lightning aircraft crashed into a field near Castleblayney on December 17 1942.

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Thousands visit Normandy town for D-Day commemorations

Thousands visit Normandy town for D-Day commemorations

Hundreds of veterans made the trip to Arromanches for the emotional service.

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