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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Pete Petiprin: He survived Pearl Harbor to serve 41 years in the Navy

    Pete Petiprin: He survived Pearl Harbor to serve 41 years in the Navy
    Pete Petiprin was aboard the USS Helm when the bombs began falling. "We could see the Japanese planes coming. ... It looked like a flight of bumblebees," he said in an interview videotaped three years ago that marked the 70th anniversary of the attack...
  • Broward County Main Library displays Holocaust photographs

    Broward County Main Library displays Holocaust photographs
    On loan from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, France's state-owned railway, "The Courage To Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945" includes 200 photographs spanning 1933, the year Germany elected Adolf Hitler...
  • Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'

    Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'
    What did a pair of intense young women fighting to free France in World War II have in common with a shrewd and lovely Mossad agent who plotted assassinations against terrorists during the 1960s to the mid '70s? Each of these women adopted the cause of...
  • Paris' fate is at stake in the flawless, WWII-set 'Diplomacy'

     Paris' fate is at stake in the flawless, WWII-set 'Diplomacy'
    It's an unimaginably chilling sequence of events. First, 33 bridges over the Seine were to be detonated. Followed by Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Opera, and then, with four submarine torpedoes attached to each leg, the Eiffel Tower. Paris as we know it was...
  • Local vets get French Legion of Honor medals

    It was a special week for a number of World War II and Korean War veterans as they filled the auditorium at the Boynton Beach Civic Center recently. The veterans, mostly in their 80s and 90s, were there to receive France's highest civic and military...
  • City to remember 9/11 with ceremony Thursday

    Thirteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, a sunny New York City day turned to tragedy as two planes hit the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. A special 9/11 recognition ceremony will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 N. Federal Highway,...
  • Pledge Riders to vow "Never Again" in Boca Raton

    Pledge Riders to vow "Never Again" in Boca Raton
    Planning to stand before a World War II-era railway car in Boca Raton, some Christian and Jewish motorcyclists will make a solemn pledge Thursday to prevent another Holocaust. The cyclists, making a ride through several East Coast cities where they took...
  • WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma

    WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma
    Moodus lost a son 70 years ago, and on Saturday, Nov. 8, his friends, neighbors and those who just wanted to pay their respects came together at Hadlyme Congregational Church on Rte. 82 to honor his memory. Included in that group were members of the...
  • A sneak peek at new movies during the holidays

    NOV. 5 Interstellar As mankind's time on Earth comes to an end, astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Written by Jonathan Nolan and...
  • Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive

    Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive
    Joseph E. Howell, who was one of Baltimore's first World War II draftees and later became a vice president and general partner at Legg Mason, died Monday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of heart disease. He was 95. The son of Charles...
  • Has World War III begun? [Commentary]

    Has World War III begun? [Commentary]
    While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres,...