Second world war

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From chapel building to babysitting: how prisoners of war enriched our lives | Letters
Letters: Gordon Williams describes the converted hut painted with wonderful frescoes by Italian prisoners of war in his local area, while Christine Hayes remembers how German prisoners helped out her parents

31, May, 2023 @3:09 PM

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Northern Ireland sale of Hitler memorabilia to go ahead despite outcry
Bloomfield Auctions rejects accusations it is acting immorally and insulting the memory of Nazis’ victims

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

31, May, 2023 @12:25 PM

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From fleeing Hitler to Mars: the scientist who changed space travel
The remarkable journey of Ben Abeles will be celebrated next week by the opening of a new archive

Robin McKie Science editor

28, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Red tape can’t be allowed to hold up the Holocaust memorial any longer | Rowan Moore
Plans for an accompanying education centre are blocking progress, but London already has one at the nearby Imperial War Museum

Rowan Moore

27, May, 2023 @4:31 PM

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How prisoners of war brought a bit of Italy to Orkney | Letter
Letter: Anne Williams describes how her grandfather allowed Italian prisoners to build a Catholic chapel out of Nissen huts

26, May, 2023 @4:53 PM

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Hundreds attend London funeral for second world war veteran Peter Brown
Large turnout for RAF air gunner’s funeral follows campaign to locate his relatives after he died alone, aged 96

Tobi Thomas

25, May, 2023 @5:32 PM

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Sisu review – grisly feast of extravagant violence as Finnish hero slaughters Nazis
Cheerfully entertaining action film follows a granite-faced Finnish gold miner with a hunting knife as he kills the enemy in wildly silly ways

Cath Clarke

24, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Blood and Gold review – second world war spaghetti western is good pulpy fun
A deserting Nazi private and a local farmer’s daughter enact bloody revenge on plundering troops in this tightly-staged switch-your-brain-off entertainment

Leslie Felperin

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rod Kedward obituary
Historian who brought to light the important role of rural communities in the French resistance during the second world war

Hanna Diamond

22, May, 2023 @3:46 PM

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Scapa Flow Museum showing Orkney island’s wartime role up for top prize
UK museum of the year award has shortlist of five showing ‘astonishing ambition and boundless creativity’

Harriet Sherwood and Kevin Rawlinson

22, May, 2023 @2:32 PM

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Ken Westbury obituary
Cinematographer who played a key role in bringing a dreamlike quality to many scenes in the BBC drama Pennies from Heaven

Anthony Hayward

21, May, 2023 @4:36 PM

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Fears looted Nazi art still hanging in European galleries
Leading art museums are reassessing their works after a Belgian journalist traced how a fascist sympathiser acquired a Jewish dealer’s collection

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

20, May, 2023 @12:38 PM

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