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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • WWII veterans reflect on 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

     
    June 6, 2014, is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 Allied troops — including from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Norway — begin the liberation of France that eventually led to the defeat of Nazi...
  • Pictures in the News | June 6, 2014

     
    Friday's Picturs in the News begins in France, where D-Day ceremonies this year mark the 70th anniversary since the launch of 'Operation Overlord', a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually...
  • The Week in Pictures | June 2 – 8, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This year marks the 70th anniversary since the D-Day invasions, a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the...
  • Calvados limited edition: A D-Day tribute

    Calvados limited edition: A D-Day tribute
    Jean-Roger Groult represents the fifth generation of the Groult family, which started distilling Calvados from cider on their farm in Normandy, France, in the mid-1800s. The property, where some 5,600 trees produce a wide variety of sweet, bittersweet...
  • Rounding up this year's summer reads

    Rounding up this year's summer reads
    This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
  • Orland Park commemorates D-Day 70th anniversary

    Orland Park commemorates D-Day 70th anniversary
    On June 6, 1944, William O'Malley waded into the surf on Omaha Beach, part of the first wave of troops in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. O'Malley said he remembers the flat beach that seemed to stretch for miles, and the wall of bluffs topped...
  • D-Day remembered at Deerfield library

    D-Day remembered at Deerfield library
    Although Memorial Day has come and gone, Friday provides another opportunity to honor the memory and bravery of those who have served. June 6 marks 70 years since D-Day, when America and its allies daringly stormed the beaches of Normandy, a turning...
  • Review: 'Exodus' by Deborah Feldman

    Review: 'Exodus' by Deborah Feldman
    Many criticisms have been leveled against the memoir as a genre: that it is narcissistic and exhibitionistic, that it is rife with betrayals and that, because it relies on faulty memory, it is necessarily mendacious and thus fundamentally flawed. One...
  • Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer

    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer
    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
  • Boca Raton group producing Holocaust video game

    Boca Raton group producing Holocaust video game
    A Boca Raton Holocaust remembrance group is creating a video pinball game to help children learn about the Holocaust. Electronic games that offer lessons about the Holocaust, the destruction of 6 million Jews in Europe during World War II, have been...
  • Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains

    Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But 73 years after that day of infamy, Glenn has made it her mission to recover the remains of...