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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • A Hot Rod Life

    By Andrea Wojcik More than 60 years in the automotive service industry makes Don Gallant a walking history of the street rod scene on the Berlin Turnpike. Gallant's enthusiasm and ingenuity have played a key role in shaping Connecticut’s hot rod...
  • The Stasi Prison- Riveting

    It’s important to preface this post with a very rudimentary history of the “German situation”.  After World War II concluded with the Allies victorious over Germany, Japan and Italy, it was decided that Germany would be split.  The...
  • Local Auto Dealership Information

    De Cormier Nissan George F. De Cormier was born on February 7, 1918 in Longmeadow, Mass.  He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Commerce High.  He met his wife, Wilhelmina while in second grade.  They were married just after World War II...
  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • Eccentric SUVs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features With a lineage dating back to the original rough-and-tumble World War II military Jeep, the sport-utility vehicle market shows no signs of retreating, even if most models have gone soft in the guise of car-based crossover...
  • Nazi memorabilia auction in France canceled after criticism

    Nazi memorabilia auction in France canceled after criticism
    An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including items that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, has been called off in France following objections from Jewish groups and a prominent government official. The Paris auction company Vermot de Pas had...
  • N.C. group wants to take D-Day survivors to Virginia memorial for 70th anniversary

    CARY, N.C. During the Battle of Normandy, the U.S. Army sent young Pfc. Jim Sansom ashore at Omaha Beach not in a tank, but in an ambulance. His only weapons were basic medical supplies. It was D-plus-5, five days after the initial invasion of June 6,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The Orchards Hosts Free Screening Of 'The Typist' About Nuremberg Trials

    The Orchards at Southington is hosting a free screening of the documentary film, "The Typist," on Thursday, April 24, at 1:15 p.m. This film depicts the life story of Minnesota native Larry Tillemans, who is believed to be the last living clerk-typist...
  • Teen lives, learns with Holocaust survivors

    Teen lives, learns with Holocaust survivors
    Trude Chester fled Germany and the Holocaust for Kenya and never saw her parents again. The 101-year-old Chicagoan shares memories and photos of her childhood with only a select few — including Jonas Trittmann, a young German who has become...
  • Review: 'Love and Treasure' by Ayelet Waldman

    Review: 'Love and Treasure' by Ayelet Waldman
    Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, Ayelet Waldman's historically resonant new novel offers stories within stories, spanning a century of European wars and social movements, (mostly) ill-starred relationships, and the ambiguous aftermath of these...
  • Laurel's Rosie the Riveters part of World War II history

    With most of the young men off to war, the nation's industries turned to another source of labor to supply the necessities to fight World War II: women. The vast majority of the nation pulled together to support the war effort that began in 1941, and...