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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Travel letters: Tourists'-eye-view of Cuba — it's a great place

    Travel letters: Tourists'-eye-view of Cuba — it's a great place
    I am politely protesting the information in Catharine Hamm's article "For Now, Cuba Is for the Adventurous Sort" (On the Spot, Feb. 1). I am especially talking abut Joe Diaz's words describing Cuba as "raw." You do not have to be too adventurous to go....
  • 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]....
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78. British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
  • Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer dies after long illness at 78

    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, has died following a lengthy illness. He was 78. John Chilcot, a senior civil servant, told a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday that Gilbert died...
  • Richard von Weizsaecker, former president who urged Germany to confront past, dies at 94

    Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he urged it to confront the Nazi past, and promoted reconciliation during a tenure spanning the reunification of west...
  • New Navy command established in Suffolk

    New Navy command established in Suffolk
    Adm. Philip Davidson, commander of the Navy's Fleet Forces, spoke of the Battle of Midway, a pivotal U.S. win during World War II, when trying to convey the importance of the newly formed Information Dominance Forces Command. Against a superior and...
  • Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell

    Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell
    During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
  • Holocaust survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing...
  • HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film

    HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film
    Seventy years ago, British, Soviet and American forces were unprepared for the atrocities they encountered when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Combat and newsreel cameramen recorded these harrowing discoveries at camps that included Bergen-...
  • Hampton History Museum seeks WWII stories

    The Hampton History Museum is seeking stories, pictures and artifacts related to soldiers who served in World War II. Anyone interested in sharing can visit the museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22. The stories and items will be...