World War 2

The deadliest ever snipers battled bounties, freezing temperatures and mortar attacks to kill over two thousand enemy soldiers between them – with one slaughtering 505 in just 100 days. These ace shots...

Sixty years ago today, the Daily Mirror began a campaign against child poverty and ­cruelty. How the nation has changed since then – and how much it has stayed the same! In 1960, the UK was still recovering...

One of the last surviving members of The Few – the pilots who defended the country in the Battle of Britain during World War II – has died. Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon died on Friday...

A Second World War American veteran has reunited with his long lost French sweetheart 75 years after they first met in her hometown. KT Robbins, 97, first met 18-year-old Jeannine Pierson (formerly Ganaye)...

When Princess Elizabeth first joined her parents on a morale- boosting visit to troops in 1944, newspapers carried patriotic reports of her wartime duty. The attractive young Royal, a month shy of her...

An RAF veteran who reputedly introduced the French to fried eggs on toast after being shot down by the Nazis has died aged 94. Tom Maxwell was one of the last surv­iving rear gunners of the Second World...

The remarkable stories of all 71 heroic animals awarded their equivalent of the Victoria Cross are told in a new book. Among the 34 dogs to receive the medal was an Alsatian that dragged its drowning handler...

Shortly before dawn on June 6, 1944, a German naval commander from the 11th U-boat Flotilla sent an urgent radio message to his submarine captains. “Immediate readiness” was the secret-coded order....

A 99-year-old great-grandmother has been handed a love letter from her soldier fiance – more than 77 years after he wrote it. Phyllis Ponting had accepted a marriage proposal from Bill Walker, who...

Super-fit centenarian Arthur Grisbrook says the secret to a long life is a daily mixed grill and two glasses of wine a night. The Second World War veteran washes home-cooked steak, gammon, sausages, fried...

These eerie photographs are said to have captured the ghost of caretaker who has haunted a former school and nightclub since World War 2. The chilling snaps taken at The Old School House in Hull, East...

Two Auschwitz survivors who later married first met when the husband inked a death camp tattoo on his partner-to-be’s arm. Lale and Gita Sokolov were inmates of the extermination camp and, after...

Bombing raids during the Second World War were so intense that they sent shockwaves all the way to the edge of space, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Reading have revealed...

The National Trust has asked for an "urgent explanation" after a military re-enactment event featuring Second World War German uniforms and Nazi memorabilia was hosted on its land. A complaint...

Once grand and bustling with activity, they’ve long since been left to crumble in the elements. In fact, all around Wales are derelict and neglected properties for which time has stood still since...