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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • College Roundup: Navy football ranked 54th by Athlon

    College Roundup: Navy football ranked 54th by Athlon
    NAVY FOOTBALL: The Navy football team was ranked 54th out of 128 teams in the Athlon Sports Preseason Football Magazine. The Mids were the third highest ranked team from the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Notre Dame was the highest ranked opponent on...
  • Albert Gilman, survived World War II ship sinking, dies at 96

    Albert Gilman, survived World War II ship sinking, dies at 96
    Albert Norman Gilman and three of his buddies were hanging out in his hometown of Salisbury, Mass., in July 1940 when one of them suggested they join the Navy, given that jobs were scarce and there wasn't much to do. The four took a train to Boston...
  • History for sale in Santa Monica

    History for sale in Santa Monica
    Another day, another multimillion-dollar listing for a house in Santa Monica: "Just around the corner from the beach and walking distance to Canyon Elementary, this 5 bedroom 2 and ½ bath 1929 California Tudor … was built for entertaining," goes...
  • The new world map

    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third...
  • Best War Movies

    Best War Movies
       I've done all kinds of military-oriented Memorial Day movie lists, but although I once alluded to my list of the Best War Movies, I couldn't find it, so let's try it again.     I chose to focus only on movies that focused on the battlefield, as...
  • Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics

    Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics
    Only six years ago, President Vladimir Putin visited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions. Putin spoke...
  • 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show profiles

    Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md. James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944.  After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years.  He died at age 70 in 1986....
  • Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard

    Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard
    The narrator of Jim Shepard's harrowing new novel, "The Book of Aron," is the sort of anarchic and undomesticated boy who would be dubbed a rapscallion in the lexicon of Mark Twain. He lies, steals, torments his teachers and parents, and generally behaves...
  • Veterans gather to remember D-Day

    Veterans gather to remember D-Day
    Seniors who stepped into the Oasis Senior Center event space Friday morning to commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Normandy enjoyed a trip back to 1944. Singer Bonnie Bowden belted out selections from the Great American...
  • WWII memories preserved in Licking County library project

    Seventy-one years ago Saturday, Don Jakeway of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division leapt out of an airplane, drifted through the sky and landed in a tree in Normandy before fighting in the invasion that started the end of World War II in Europe. Jakeway...
  • World War II veteran William D'Huyvetters, 90, recalls hitting Omaha Beach on D-Day

    World War II veteran William D'Huyvetters, 90, recalls hitting Omaha Beach on D-Day
    William E. D'Huyvetters' family moved to Easton from Fair Lawn, N.J., when he was about 7. After graduating from Easton High School in 1942, he worked at his father's tannery until the following spring. . Uncle Sam said he needed me. I was drafted...