Tag: World War 2
3 months ago
dailystar.co.uk

Wayne Rooney has surprising secret hobby he's become 'obsessed' with

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is a secret history buff and has visited Auschwitz on multiple occasions, with ...

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6 months ago
mirror.co.uk

Captain Tom's daugthter tarnished his name and made us a laughing stock, neighbours fume

A controversial spa complex erected by Covid hero Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter is due to be torn down following a...

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6 months ago
mirror.co.uk

Whole UK 'must prepare for conscription within 6 years' unless Putin defeated, claims prof

Prof Anthony Glees, security and intelligence expert at the University of Buckingham, told the Mirror General Sir Pat...

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6 months ago
birminghammail.co.uk

BBC Antiques Roadshow viewers 'in tears' after star tragically dies

During his lifetime, Henry Sandon received an MBE from the Queen and went on to present her with a very special gift.

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8 months ago
mirror.co.uk

Sadiq Khan slams ministers on housing as London outbuilds rest of country

The latest official data, up to March 2022, shows London increase its housing stock by 8% since Mr Khan took office i...

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about 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

1 in 10 small house builders shut under Tories as Rishi Sunak plan branded 'catastrophic'

According to official labour market statistics, there were 230 fewer small and medium-sized housebuilders last year a...

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about 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

'Windrush Day is no celebration in the Caribbean - it has been plundered forever'

After decades picking up the pieces of the seduction, followed by the betrayal of West Indians by the British governm...

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about 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

New 50p coin issued by Royal Mint to commemorate Windrush 75th anniversary

The coin's designer Valda Jackson was born in Jamaica and moved to England in 1964 and pays tribute to the many Briti...

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about 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

600 mourners turn out for funeral of 'forgotten' black WW2 RAF hero after appeal

WW2 Flight Sergeant Peter Brown died alone at home in Maida Vale, London, in December aged 96 but an appeal to find h...

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about 1 year ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Every location Lancaster bomber will fly over to mark Dambusters anniversary

Lancaster bomber will be seen over 28 airfields to commemorate wartime mission targeting German dams in 1943

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about 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

A footballer, bricklayers, Teddy Boys - memories of National Service 60 years on

The Royal British Legion is organising an event at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark the sacrifices of the Nati...

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about 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

Vladimir Putin's nuclear briefcase spotted moments before declaring 'real war' with West

The briefcase - also known as the nuclear football - was carried by an aide as the Russian leader arrived at Red Squa...

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over 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

Funeral for black WW2 RAF hero who died alone moved after it's 'inundated' with mourners

Flight Sergeant Peter Brown is believed to be the last of the so-called 'Pilots of the Caribbean' to fight in World W...

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over 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

Putin sending cannon fodder recruits 'over the top' in WW1-style trench warfare

Russian commanders are reportedly sending inexperienced recruits across no man's land armed only with rifles and gren...

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over 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

'World War 2 shell' destroyed by bomb squad after washing up on Brighton beach

The World War Two shell was spotted on the pebbles at Brighton beach in East Sussex close to the Palace Pier this mor...

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over 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

Graveyard of cars and trucks discovered at home of veteran who fought in World War Two

Urban explorer Daniel Sims came across the abandoned West Sussex home and spent two hours looking round the treasure ...

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over 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

Carol Vorderman says last Dambuster was the most 'incredible' person she's ever met

TV star Carol Vorderman pays a gushing tribute to George Leonard 'Johnny' Johnson, who was the last surviving origina...

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over 1 year ago
mirror.co.uk

Bungling burglar who killed brother and sister found guilty 30 years after their deaths

Danville Neil attacked Anne Castle so badly she had a heart attack as brother William Bryan was beaten and smothered ...

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almost 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

The hidden history of residents on an 'ordinary' Handsworth street in Tony Robinson's new TV series

Somerset Road in Handsworth is a place full of rich and diverse histories, with links to war-torn Poland in WW2, Jama...

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almost 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

Potassium iodine pills handed out in Kyiv in preparation of Russia nuclear attack

Kyiv city council has announced Potassium iodine pills - which can help the body withstand nuclear radiation - will b...

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almost 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

Vladimir Putin's ex-PM claims nuke threat is 'BLUFF' and regime will collapse in 2 years

Mikhail Kasyanov, who served under the Russian President between 2000 and 2004, believes the mobilisation of reservis...

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almost 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

Queen’s relationship with her Prime Ministers - and when they broke protocol

Her first Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill and her most recent will be Liz Truss, the 15th figure she has wel...

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almost 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

Man whose grandparents sheltered Jewish girl during WW2 reunited with her daughter 80 years later

Suze van der Bijl was five years old when she was taken into hiding in a loft. Joost and Anna Schoen pretended she wa...

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almost 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

WW2 submarine that tragically sunk hours before armistice announced finally identified

The World War Two Italian submarine Velella was sunk by Britain's HMS Shakespeare hours before it was announced Italy...

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almost 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

'Discovering a trunk of RAF letters transformed my relationship to my father'

Author Phyllida Shrimpton has told how the discovery of a trunk of her father’s RAF letters, photographs and memorabi...

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about 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

First EVER intact example of rare WW2 RAF bomber found by diver on seabed

An intact Martin Baltimore RAF bomber from World War Two has been discovered on the seabed off the Italian island of ...

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about 2 years ago
liverpoolecho.co.uk

Man from Dingle who drifted on raft in middle of the ocean for 75 days

The amazing story of how the war hero was saved by a German U-boat commander who was 'a very decent chap'

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Sutton Coldfield great grandad aged 101 reveals secret to long life and it’s not ‘five a day’

Denzil Cooper who lives at Bishops Manor care home in Jockey Road says 'a healthy diet is overrated'

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Lancaster Bomber will fly over West Midlands as people urged to catch a glimpse of it

The iconic bomber will fly over the region's skies in an opportunity not to be missed.

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

All the HS2 roadworks across Birmingham and Solihull and some last until 2024

We go through all the works after complaints about roadworks were raised in a HS2 Implementation Advisory Group meeti...

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Birmingham stands with Ukraine - how you can back city's call for support

People across Birmingham have shown incredible generosity by donating blankets, toys and essentials to a range of app...

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over 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

Russian prisoner of war begs mum 'tell the truth' about Ukraine war in phone call

The surrendered Russian soldier told his mum to tell those back home the truth about the invasion in Ukraine, to coun...

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over 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

Russia 'is planning to stage public executions in Ukraine to shatter morale'

Leaked documents reportedly show Russia's Federal Security Service has drawn up plans to begin public executions in f...

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Mum goes viral with analogy to help explain Ukraine crisis to kids as parents say it's perfect

Fellow parents have said the analogy is "perfect" for children - and have rushed to laud her.

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

BBC Antiques Roadshow guest issued warning from unimpressed expert

The brutal takedown on the show came over a rare Second World War item.

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Jimmy Carr tells sex abuse victims to 'laugh about it' and 'move on'

Jimmy joked about the genocide of gypsies during World War II during a recent comedy special for the streaming service.

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over 2 years ago
birminghammail.co.uk

BBC Peaky Blinders season six is 'end of the beginning' says Steven Knight

The BBC show's creator spoke out at a Birmingham mural dedicated to iconic protagonist Tommy Shelby on Tuesday.

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over 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

'I lived among rotting bodies at Auschwitz and was examined naked by Dr Mengele'

Susan Pollack was forced to march to Bergen-Belsen at the age of 14, and learnt afterwards that she had tragically lo...

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over 2 years ago
mirror.co.uk

Dark website lists Russian spies, priests and more deemed 'threats to Ukraine'

As tensions reach a boiling point amid the potential invasion from Russia, names continue to be added to an Orwellian...

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