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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • In days after D-Day, Lehigh Valley prayed

    This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. At 12:32 a.m. on June 6, 1944, the sixth year of World War II, most  residents of the Lehigh Valley were probably sleeping, or trying to sleep. At the...
  • Ellicott City parachutist dropping into France for D-Day 70th

    Ellicott City parachutist dropping into France for D-Day 70th
    An Ellicott City resident has spent this past week in Normandy, taking an unique perspective on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Scott Gray, 48, a member of the Maryland-based Round Canopy Parachute Team, is taking part in...
  • D-Day at 70: So Much Bravery, So Much Sacrifice

    The D-Day invasion, which happened 70 years ago June 6, was the biggest amphibious assault in history, involving more than 11,000 aircraft, 5,000 ships and 150,000 armed forces. A year in the planning, it was a great effort for a great cause: the...
  • Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion

    Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion
    Leonard T. Schroeder Jr. was a North Linthicum native and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, but 70 years ago he carved out a moment in history for himself when, on the morning of the Allied invasion of Normandy, he was credited with being the first...
  • D-Day veterans remember invasion

    D-Day veterans remember invasion
    Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell. It was still dark when the 19-year-old infantryman joined the more than 150,000 Allied soldiers making the secretive passage out of England for Normandy. Dawn was breaking when he...
  • Obama salutes D-day veterans at Normandy ceremony

    Obama salutes D-day veterans at Normandy ceremony
    President Obama on Friday declared the hallowed shores of Normandy “democracy’s beachhead” as he remembered the Allied invasions as the beginning of a century of freedom movements that spread across continents.   “Nations that...
  • The L.A. Times on D-day 1944: 'The cost ... will be heavy'

    With Friday’s ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the D-day invasion, which was a turning of the tide in World War II, I thought I’d look at what The Times’ editorial page had to say about it on June 6, 1944. The good news: We...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Pays Tribute to D-Day Anniversary on BBC Radio

    Benedict Cumberbatch may teach his young fans a thing or two about history today. Cumberbatch joined Patrick Stewart and Toby Jones in a tribute to today's 70th anniversary of D-Day by re-recording BBC news bulletins from that fateful day during WWII....
  • William, Kate honor D-Day vets; she rewards one with a kiss, report says

    William, Kate honor D-Day vets; she rewards one with a kiss, report says
    Kate Middleton reportedly rewarded a World War II veteran with a kiss on Friday as she and her husband, Prince William, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The innocuous smooch was given to 88-year-old Arthur...
  • Obama says some former Taliban prisoners may resume anti-U.S. fighting

    President Obama said Friday that the controversial prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from five years of captivity in Afghanistan is "something that I would do again." "We have released, both under my administration and previous...
  • D-day, as readers remember it

    D-day, as readers remember it
    As firsthand accounts of D-day become increasingly rare with time, The Times is lucky to count among its readers many who recall June 6, 1944, in vivid detail. Some who weren't alive then wrote to share how that day nonetheless touched their families....