France has staged a military ceremony to remember an event often called “the forgotten D-Day”, the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis.
Second World War
Old instruments belonging to a talented musician who entertained American troops at Ballykinlar camp during the Second World War are to go on display at Downpatrick museum.
Tribute to the Land Girls of Second World War in Moray is overhauled by Crown Estate following concerns about its neglect
A Moray memorial dedicated to the women who kept Britain’s food supply flowing during the Second World War has been restored to its best.
First ever woman to teach at Peterhead Prison witnessed Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’
The first ever woman to teach at the now-closed Peterhead Prison, who witnessed Martin Luther King's seismic "I have a dream" speech, has died.
There was never any danger of Archie MacEachern feeling indifferent about lighthouses - he was born in one and spent the rest of his life helping those in peril on the sea.
After being experimented on and tortured by the Nazis as a child, Eva Mozes Kor found a way to forgive them for their actions and asked others to do the same.
They were a pivotal part of the Second World War and proved instrumental in the campaign to keep Britain digging for victory.
The Women's Land Army was re-established in June 1939, under the command of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and given an honorary head, Lady Denman.
Gary Lineker will ask why his grandfather was branded a “D-Day Dodger” in a new Second World War documentary for BBC One.
A new exhibition will shed light on the little-known story of a Scottish distillery that was taken over by the US Navy during the First World War.
A Scottish poet has won the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
A 93-year-old D-Day veteran is appealing for help to find his Legion D’Honneur medal, which he lost while attending commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
The early May Day bank holiday will be moved back four days next year to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
A six-year-old boy proudly wore his great-uncle’s medals to Bayeux War Cemetery to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings.
The Duke of Cambridge has laid a wreath to those who made “the ultimate sacrifice” during a service of commemoration marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.
The fallen heroes of D-Day, who fought in “one of the greatest battles for freedom this world has ever known”, have been honoured in moving ceremonies in Normandy.
A group of divers plunged into the depths of D-Day history to explore an unusual wartime wreck.
The only D-Day heroes were the front-line troops who were the first to storm the beaches of Normandy – helping to strike a decisive blow against the Nazis, a veteran has said.
Events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day are taking place in Normandy and in the UK.
On this day 75 years ago, the Gordon Highlanders landed on the beaches of Normandy, faced with the most gruelling military campaign of their lives.
The Queen thanked veterans and hailed the resilience of “the wartime generation” as world leaders honoured those who fought in the D-Day landings.
French President Emmanuel Macron thanked Allied Forces on behalf of his country as he joined the Queen and hundreds of veterans at a national commemorative ceremony to honour those who fought in the D-Day landings.
The Queen has joined world leaders and hundreds of veterans at a national commemorative ceremony to honour those who fought in the D-Day landings 75 years ago.
World leaders, royalty and hundreds of veterans will honour those who fought in the D-Day landings 75 years ago during a national commemoration ceremony.
D-Day veterans have been given an escort by a Royal Navy frigate and a flotilla of small boats as they set sail for France ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
The construction of Raigmore Hospital in Inverness was arranged with incredible speed, with the onset of war very much in mind.
Two fearless D-Day veterans in their nineties are to parachute into Normandy 75 years after they first landed there.
The build-up to D-Day was shrouded in secrecy as the Allies' attempts to launch a pivotal offensive in 1944 could only succeed if the Germans had no idea about their plans.
An unexploded stash of 70 wartime grenades has been uncovered by power engineers carrying out routine maintenance.
Jim Hunter: We may not be fighting another world war, but climate change demands we act like we were
What connects last month's Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests with next month's commemoration of the D-Day landings of 75 years ago? At first glance, not a lot.
There’s a picture of Andrew Mackenzie on the table next to his bed in an Edinburgh care home.
One of the youngest men to be decorated for gallantry in the Second World War has died at the age of 96.