Princess Elizabeth was just 14 years old when she made her first ever radio broadcast, addressing the nation’s children with her sister Princess Margaret during the Second World War.
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An event to mark the anniversary of VE Day is to be rescheduled later this year because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The story of Muslim war operative and British secret agent Noor Inayat-Khan and the sacrifice she made for her country is a remarkable tale of courage and tenacity.
A military Jeep gifted to Dwight D Eisenhower in recognition of his strategic brilliance as the supreme Allied commander in Europe in the Second World War is to be sold at auction.
A female Second World War agent will be commemorated with a blue plaque by English Heritage, which has admitted the proportion of women celebrated by the scheme is “still unacceptably low”.
A Second World War veteran has spoken of her bittersweet memories of VE Day, ahead of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary.
The Scottish Government is appealing for Second World War veterans to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender.
A former officer’s steward has told how VE Day in 1945 “felt a bit unreal”.
A former Royal Navy sailor has recalled how he missed out on VE Day celebrations because he was forced to quell a riot.
A woman whose father served with enemy forces during the Second World War has spoken to relatives about him for the first time.
Winston Churchill’s “strongest link” in the Battle of Britain and the bravery of those who served there will be remembered in a series of ambitious events this year.
A “loyal and courageous” dog that comforted captured Scottish soldiers in Thailand during the Second World War has been honoured by a veterinary charity.
Alexei Botyan, a veteran of Soviet intelligence hailed for saving the Polish city of Krakow from being blown up by the Nazis during the Second World War, has died aged 103.
The last surviving fighter pilot ace who fought against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War has died.
An account of a Polish underground operative who infiltrated Auschwitz and spread news of the Holocaust to the Allies has been named the 2019 Costa Book of the Year.
The plane of a British airman who went missing in Europe during World War Two has been discovered more than 70 years later.
Two Second World War bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding area, officials said.
Sir Mark Rylance has said a recent trip to Hong Kong to discover the part his grandfather played in the Second World War made him realise there is no “right or wrong” in battle.
Gary Lineker has told of the emotional, and at times upsetting, journey he went on while exploring his late grandfather’s part in the Second World War.
Riyonn Farsad has been fired from The Apprentice after his losing team failed to understand the dates of the Second World War.
A 97-year-old Second World War veteran from Aberdeen today hopes to parachute again over the Dutch city he was dropped on to and captured in 75 years ago.
Gary Lineker will ask why his grandfather was branded a “D-Day Dodger” in a new Second World War documentary for BBC One.
A Scottish poet has won the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Organisers of a new exhibition about the history of firefighting in the north-east hope it will ignite the imaginations of young people.
The adventures of a north-east boat have been detailed in a new book.
Rosamunde Pilcher, the best-selling author of the family saga The Shell Seekers, has died aged 94.
Bart van Es has won the Costa Book Of The Year Award for his “incredibly important” account of family bonds and Holocaust trauma, The Cut Out Girl.
A man is to appear in court accused of drink-driving and crashing into a north-east war memorial.
A unique art project about Scandinavian refugees in the north-east is appealing for musicians to bring their experiences to life.
A pair of school pupils have pledged to spread a message of tolerance after an emotional visit to a concentration camp.