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Prince Philip’s surviving sisters and their families were banned from his wedding in 1947 because of anti-German sentiment after the war but their descendants will be represented at his funeral.

Günter Grass’ debut novel, "The Tin Drum" (1959) made him one of the most important authors in post-war German literature. Nobody had written so brutally and at the same time humorously about the Second World War up to then. He died on April 13th, 2015 in Lübeck. #OnThisDay 

Far-right group sought to trigger ‘civil war’ situation, German court hears

During one of his radio shows last year, he noted that the government had also violated some Italian and German Americans’ civil rights during World War II. “The Italians and the Germans didn’t complain,” he said. “They didn’t cry. They didn’t demand reparations.”

Merkel’s party sees German chancellorship at risk from nomination war via @ArneDelfs  @TimLoh 

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‘The Soviet prisoners of war had long been a forgotten group of victims. It is therefore right that we are now paying more attention to them, especially this year’, says German president Steinmeier

Almost eighty years ago, German war chiefs were busy devising Operation Green: Nazi Germany’s planned invasion of Ireland. The plan has recently come to light #irishhistory  #WW2 

Forgotten black World War 2 hero sank German ship with bomb made from milk can

German manufacturing fell by 1.6% in February vs expected 1.6% growth. Worrying is that contraction started long before the pandemic as the seasonally adjusted index peaked in May 2018, with the first shots of the China-US trade war

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Forgotten black World War 2 hero sank German ship with bomb made from milk can

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“This pandemic is not a war. Nations do not stand against other nations, or soldiers against other soldiers. It is a test to our humanity." German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses the nation during the Easter weekend.

“Not since German reunification, no, not since World War Two has there been such a challenge to our country.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers an historic address to the nation regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Just before the end in April 1945, a “purple” faced Hitler reputedly ranted, "Everyone has lied to me. . . .The German people have not fought heroically. They deserve to perish. . . .It is not I who have lost the war, but the German people."

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveil commemorative plaque at the spot where the Armistice ending World War One was signed 100 years ago #armistice100 

One Merchant Mariner I'll never forget is Eldon Gallear, who passed in 2016 but did incredible work advocating with @AMMWWII  . Eldon has an incredible story, having been the sole survivor of the “Tillie Lykes” vessel that was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II.

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German president Steinmeier in TV address to the nation: "No, this pandemic is not a war. Nations do not stand against nations, nor soldiers against soldiers. Rather it is a test of our humanity. It brings out the best and worst in people. Let's show each other the best in us."

Today in 1914: English and German soldiers play a game of football in No Man’s Land during World War I

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In German, "war" is past tense. It'd be nice to keep it that way.

A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a codebreaker of German intelligence communications

? 104 Years Ago Today: ?? British soldiers put down their weapons ?? German soldiers put down their weapons ⚽️ Was played between the trenches of World War I.

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