On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were … [Read the full story]

Hitler clothes shop upsets Jews

A men’s clothes store in India is being asked to change its name after the chosen ‘Hitler’ upset the local community. Proprietor Rajesh Shah claims he was unaware that the name may cause offence as it derives from a nickname given to his business partner’s grandfather. The ‘Hitler’-store has provoked outrage among residents and the … [Read the full story]

The last known Nazi war criminal is dead

Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk died a free man yesterday aged 91. The monster…who was last year convicted of helping to murder 28,060 Jews  during the Second World War…passed away in an old people’s home. He was appealing a five-year jail term and lived in the sleepy Bavarian town  of Bad Feilnbach, Germany. Ukranian … [Read the full story]

Have Russians found Hitler buried in Antarctica?

Russian scientists have finally drilled down through four kilometres of Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed for the last 20 million years. Veteran Antarctic researcher Professor John Priscu says that he expects to see ‘unique organisms’ in the lake. But it was revealed this may not be the only surprise from sub-glacial … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1999

The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution designating November 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The resolution, which was introduced by the Dominican Republic, marked the anniversary of the death of three sisters, Maria, Teresa, and Minerva Mirabel, who were brutally murdered there in 1960. While women in Latin … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1945

Twenty-four high-ranking Nazis go on trial in Nuremberg, Germany, for atrocities committed during World War II. The Nuremberg Trials were conducted by an international tribunal made up of representatives from the United States, the Soviet Union, France, and Great Britain. It was the first trial of its kind in history, and the defendants faced charges … [Read the full story]

Hitler would have been nicer as a lady…maybe

This had to be the most ridiculous wartime plan of all time.  It stood as much chance of success as Captain Blackadder’s attempt to avoid battle by sticking two pencils up his nose, putting underpants on his head and claiming to be from the planet Wibble. With no end to the Second World War in … [Read the full story]

Blame the Nazis for obesity and diabetes

Audrey Hepburn, iconic star of Breakfast At Tiffany’s, was renowned for her waif-like figure. But her sylph-like beauty masked a lifetime of poor health which culminated in her death at only 63. Now, a leading scientist suggests that her genes were fundamentally altered through suffering starvation as a teenager in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. Dr Nessa … [Read the full story]

Hitler’s hometown finally withdraw his honors

Adolf Hitler is now formally persona non grata in the town of his birth. The town council in the Austrian village of Braunau has unanimously decided to withdraw honorary citizenship from the community’s most infamous son, 78 years after the Nazi dictator was given the title. Hitler was actually born in the tiny village of … [Read the full story]

Ricky Gervais has a go at the ‘mongs’ who camped out for the Royal Wedding

Last weekend, Ricky Gervais stunned fans as he launched an extraordinary foul-mouthed rant on his blog targeting the thousands of people who camped out for the Royal Wedding. In the blog post, the unpatriotic comedian referred to the time Prince Harry provoked a storm by dressing up in a Nazi uniform for a party, as well … [Read the full story]

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