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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
  • Explore World War II overseas American cemeteries with new mobile apps

    Explore World War II overseas American cemeteries with new mobile apps
    New free mobile apps can take you on a tour of two of World War II's most enduring landmarks: the American cemeteries in Britain and France. With your smartphone or mobile device, you can explore the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer in...
  • Britain offered copy of the Magna Carta to US during WWII

    Documents being displayed at the British Library show that Britain offered the United States an original copy of the Magna Carta in hopes of persuading a reluctant America to enter World War II and to fight against Nazi Germany. The Foreign Office offer,...
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum: Photos capture World War II, Holocaust through Soviet Jewish eyes

    Illinois Holocaust Museum: Photos capture World War II, Holocaust through Soviet Jewish eyes
    The black-and-white photos in the Illinois Holocaust Museum's new traveling exhibition capture frozen, indelible moments of World War II and the Holocaust, but mostly through an unfamiliar set of lenses. Russian Jewish photographers took these...
  • No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress

    Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus. But a foreign leader denouncing President Barack Obama's policy from within the grand hall of American democracy upended nearly two...
  • Reliving the 1930s

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
  • World War II flyer to speak at Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project

    An Allentown man who flew 65 bombing missions during World War II and was shot down twice behind enemy lines will speak Thursday at the Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project meeting in Allentown. Retired Air Force Maj. Nathan Kline, 90, served in the...
  • Obama making WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument

    Obama making WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument
    For more than half a century, what had once been Hawaii's largest and longest-operating internment camp was ignored and forgotten. To the hundreds of Japanese Americans who had been forcibly confined at the camp, the experience was a source of shame and...
  • Letters: Families trying to sit together on flights face challenges

    I appreciated Catharine Hamm's article on the dilemma of families wanting to sit together on a flight and the airlines' "game" of extorting more money from them in order to sit with their young children ["Togetherness Has Its Price When Flying," Feb.8]....
  • Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's

    Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss. But a foreign leader denouncing U.S. policy from within the grand hall of American democracy upends nearly two centuries of tradition. A joint...
  • Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler

    Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler
     Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks. Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...