Category Archives: Second World War

There can be only One

The unkillable soldier http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30685433 The image that comes to most people’s mind when they imagine veterans, is that of venerable old men (and increasingly women), sitting with their medals showing, usually in a quiet room. Generally they are alone… The … Continue reading

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What should Uruguay do with its Nazi eagle?

What should Uruguay do with its Nazi eagle? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30471063

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The forgotten women of the ‘war in the East’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29665232

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Robinson Crusoe Fitzgerald Kennedy

The men who saved JFK’s life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28644830   Most articles on President John Fitzgerald Kennedy tend to focus on the man’s assassination in Dallas in 1963; few if any recall that the man known to the world as JFK had … Continue reading

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Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28548475

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An Irishman’s Diary on Hubert Gough, an enigmatic general

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/an-irishman-s-diary-on-hubert-gough-an-enigmatic-general-1.1858372

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The Marching Dead

US sends draft notices to 1800s men http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28268638   The agency responsible for maintaining and updating the data which allows the United States government to theoretically the maintain operational capability of conscripting its citizens for military service recently made a … Continue reading

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Olympian and POW Zamperini dies

Olympian and POW Zamperini dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28149957

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Allez des Cauchemars

France’s forgotten Blitz http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27703724 Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Occupied France. The actual landings themselves were preceeded by a massive aerial bombardment of the Nazi held French coastal areas of Normandy. As many as 50,000 … Continue reading

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