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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service

    Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service
    Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming. Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
  • Unit presents Blue Star Banner to Swiger family

    Unit presents Blue Star Banner to Swiger family
    Antietam Unit 236, Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary President Ava Gift presented a Blue Star Banner to Keedysville residents Michael and Teresa Swiger and son Kevin during the unit’s Aug. 13 meeting. Their son Christopher Swiger is stationed at...
  • Nicholas Oresko dies at 96; Medal of Honor recipient

    Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday. The World War II veteran was 96 and had been the nation's oldest living Medal of Honor...
  • Rachel Patron: How one writer escaped execution of the poets

    Throughout August I felt that I'd forgotten an important anniversary.  Then it came to me: August 12, 1952 — Night of the Murdered Poets. Thirteen. All Jews. Massacred in Moscow's Lubyanka prison at the order of Joseph Stalin.   This is a story...
  • 'Monuments Men,' directed by George Clooney, takes on art history

    'Monuments Men,' directed by George Clooney, takes on art history
    "The Monuments Men," the latest movie directed by and starring George Clooney, takes a plunge into the world of art history during World War II.  As Hitler's forces plunder and destroy Europe's cultural heritage, a band of Allied art experts is...
  • Eloquent Voices From World War II

    "The saviors come not home tonight: Themselves they could not save." — Lines from A.E. Housman, scribbled in a soldier's diary. On Oct. 27, 1947, thousands of caskets were unloaded from a ship in New York. The bodies of soldiers from the...
  • Hampton authors share life and love of writing

    Hampton authors share life and love of writing
    Karen and Tony Muldoon of Hampton have been collaborating on stories, and life, for more than 30 years, first as award-winning journalists at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., and later as screenwriters hoping for a shot at Hollywood success....
  • Mr. Netanyahu and the end of days

    So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conservation between heads...
  • Home front memories of WWII

    Home front memories of WWII
    Tribune readers share stories of shortages and soldiers, war bonds and secret codes as they saved and sacrificed on the home front during World War II. Coded letters home Duane Carlson, of Chicago, remembers the thrill and surprise when his Aunt...
  • James Ellroy returns to the 1940s in new four-book series

    James Ellroy returns to the 1940s in new four-book series
    James Ellroy is returning to the scene of the crime his greatest literary success, the 1940s, in a new four-book series. Ellroy's agency Sobel-Weber has the news: The lead title is "Perfidia" and is coming in fall 2014 from Knopf. Ellroy hit the big...
  • Best Hawaiiian Movies

     
    I intend to subject you to a rundown on my trip to Hawaii, complete with photos, but I realized today is Movie List day. So I decided to do a list of the best movies set in Hawaii. I'll give......