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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Obama offers military help to eastern European allies

    Obama offers military help to eastern European allies
    President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine. Under fire from critics at home who say his...
  • Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian

    Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian
    Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50. The cause was pneumonia,...
  • Be thankful for our brave World War II heroes

    Do grandfathers today still tell their grandchildren about D-Day, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge? Do they tell them of the bravery of American flyboys in B-17 bombers who attacked targets in daylight bombing over Germany, risking their lives so that...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]

    Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]
    Kids' lives these days are filled with superheroes who never did anything because they never existed. Children know all the movies and all the superhuman strengths of such fictional characters, but I wonder how many grandfathers these days tell their...
  • At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505

    At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505
    "Frenchy to Blue Jay: I have a possible sound contact." With that radio transmission from the escort aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal, sent shortly after 11 a.m. on June 4, 1944, the German submarine U-505 began its long journey from deadly deep-sea...
  • A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings

    A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings
    Some brothers you're born with; others you choose. War took one from Eric Gower, but it gave him dozens of others, bonded by a singular experience 70 years ago. Patriotic and dutiful young men, they took part in the largest amphibious assault in...
  • Chester Nez, last of WWII's original Navajo code talkers, dies at 93

    If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap. So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
  • D-Day is dumb day for too many

    Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a lot of people are clueless about...
  • D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview

    D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview
    TV will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a major turning point in World War II, with special coverage, including a prime-time special  on NBC. "Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy" focuses on four World War II veterans, their D-Day...
  • Sharing his memory: Widow remembers husband's heroism

    This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Virginia Hallman-Reinbold of Emmaus has carried the memory of her husband,  Staff Sgt. Sherwood H. Hallman, for 50 years since his heroic death in World  War...