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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Why we celebrate the Fourth of July

    Recently we honored our 70th Anniversary of D-Day. This week we will be celebrating July 4th, Independence Day. How many of our younger generation have any idea what these two days stand for; their significance? I asked a few of my young neighbors; "no...
  • Horrid or historic? eBay passes on posting Nazi car Boca car dealers selling

    Horrid or historic? eBay passes on posting Nazi car Boca car dealers selling
    What Boca Raton auto dealers consider a war trophy symbolic of America's finest triumph is proving too hot to handle. The online auction site, eBay, has declined to post for auction a 1941 Mercedes Benz 540K Cabriolet that was special-ordered by...
  • Bird soars to literary greatness in 'East China Sea'

    "Above the East China Sea" by Sarah Bird; Knopf (336 pages, $25.95) I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Sarah Bird's career flourish during the past few years. Her books, sometimes serious in tone, sometimes lightly comedic, have a loyal Texas following....
  • Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War

    Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War
    A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...
  • Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors

     Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors
    Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached. But that moment never arrived. A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...
  • In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

    The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain. Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
  • German U-boat mine blasts brought Battle of the Atlantic to Hampton Roads

    German U-boat mine blasts brought Battle of the Atlantic to Hampton Roads
    Two minutes after 5 p.m. on the afternoon of June 15, 1942, thousands of startled spectators from Virginia Beach to Old Point Comfort saw the Battle of the Atlantic come to Hampton Roads in a spectacularly violent fashion. Steaming in as part of...
  • Avon's Seymour Reitman Remembers Battle Of The Bulge, 70 Years Ago

    Avon's Seymour Reitman Remembers Battle Of The Bulge, 70 Years Ago
    Seymour Reitman remembers the start of the Battle of the Bulge as the time "when all hell broke loose." Reitman, 89, of Avon, was a private first class in the U.S. Army as Allied troops forged into Germany in late 1944. But the German army launched...
  • Cannes is no D-Day

    Your article starts out: "Seventy years ago next month, the Americans made a historic landing in France. They're at it again." ("American actors and directors projected to shine at Cannes," May 18) I appreciate seeing an arts story on the front page....
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  • D-Day remembered at Deerfield library

    D-Day remembered at Deerfield library
    Although Memorial Day has come and gone, Friday provides another opportunity to honor the memory and bravery of those who have served. June 6 marks 70 years since D-Day, when America and its allies daringly stormed the beaches of Normandy, a turning...