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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, May 18, the 138th day of 2015. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. On this date: In...
  • Preparing for tragedy at a shopping mall

    Preparing for tragedy at a shopping mall
    After all the customers had left the stores, after most of the employees had gone home, Orland Park police invaded Orland Square Mall last Sunday night in what is known as an "active shooter drill." "The reality is that the sort of thing we're trying to...
  • Eric Bogosian's 'Operation Nemesis' chases Turkish perpetrators

    Eric Bogosian's 'Operation Nemesis' chases Turkish perpetrators
    What if Hitler and the other architects of the Holocaust had escaped Germany after WWII, never to be punished for their crimes? The appalling scenario certainly had a precedent. At the end of WWI, the Young Turks responsible for killing as many as 1.5...
  • EXCHANGE: Salute to veterans: Music helped save the day

    Days after the invasion of Normandy, Harvey Hodges climbed down a rope ladder onto Utah Beach. Private Hodges was part of a replacement contingent that landed in the first few days after D-Day, and he had trained in field artillery, so he could expect to...
  • Celebrate V-E Day with World War II veterans

    Celebrate V-E Day with World War II veterans
    Commemorate the victory of U.S and Allied troops in Europe in World War II with some veterans who made it possible at a V-E Day program, 10 a.m. Saturday at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown. The event, co-organized by the Lehigh Valley Chapter...
  • The forgotten realities of World War II

    May 8 marked the end of World War II in Europe 70 years ago -- a horrific conflict that is still fought over by historians. More than 60 million people perished -- some 50 million of them in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and China. The prewar...
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum marks 70th anniversary of Victory Day

    Illinois Holocaust Museum marks 70th anniversary of Victory Day
    Statistics never tell history's complete story, but a widely-accepted figure in regard to the Allies' victory in World War II holds a solemn and sobering reality. Soviet losses in World War II are estimated around 26 million, a total reinforced by an...
  • Review: 'Infamy,' by Richard Reeves: Investigating WWII internment camps

    "Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment During World War II" by Richard Reeves; Henry Hold and Co. (368 pages, $32). "How could this have happened here?" That's the question Richard Reeves asked himself every time he drove by a...
  • Putin takes swipe at US in Victory Day speech

    Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square that marks the surrender of Nazi Germany and the Red Army's key role in the defeat. The Armata tank...
  • Lehigh Valley veterans look back for 70th anniversary of V-E Day

     Lehigh Valley veterans look back for 70<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> anniversary of V-E Day
    Jim Binder and his comrades shared vodka and cheese with Russian soldiers for the occasion. Calvin Summers jumped up and down, cheering, because there were no refreshments available in Florence. Robert Thompson was in a hospital in Rheims, wondering...
  • 70 years after WWII ended, German kids search for American soldier dads

    70 years after WWII ended, German kids search for American soldier dads
    When Paul Schmitz was a little boy, he never understood why kids in his tiny German village taunted him as a "Yank" and beat him up. He was a teenager by the time he found out: His father was an American soldier his mother had a romance with in the...