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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Pearl Harbor ceremony planned aboard Cutter Taney at Inner Harbor

    Pearl Harbor ceremony planned aboard Cutter Taney at Inner Harbor
    Harper Griswold was a teenager when the Japanese bombed the Pearl Harbor Naval Base on Dec. 7, 1941. Living in an isolated, mostly rural area in Connecticut, he knew little about the attack. "I didn't comprehend what was happening," said Griswold, 89, a...
  • General's famous reply set tone 70 years ago

    Among the memorable World War II events was the response of Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, commanding American forces at Bastogne, Belgium, in December 1944. At the time, the war seemed to be grinding inexorably toward a favorable conclusion for the...
  • Pete Petiprin: He survived Pearl Harbor to serve 41 years in the Navy

    Pete Petiprin: He survived Pearl Harbor to serve 41 years in the Navy
    Pete Petiprin was aboard the USS Helm when the bombs began falling. "We could see the Japanese planes coming. ... It looked like a flight of bumblebees," he said in an interview videotaped three years ago that marked the 70th anniversary of the attack...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

    During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'" More than 70...
  • Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'

    Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'
    What did a pair of intense young women fighting to free France in World War II have in common with a shrewd and lovely Mossad agent who plotted assassinations against terrorists during the 1960s to the mid '70s? Each of these women adopted the cause of...
  • Do teens still care about World War II?

     Do teens still care about World War II?
    When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
  • A look at this month's upcoming movies

    December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
  • Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors

    Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors
    Hear first-hand accounts of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday afternoon at the Sigal Museum in Easton. To mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II battle, the museum will present a roundtable of three survivors who live in the Lehigh Valley...
  • 10 things you might not know about military-speak

    10 things you might not know about military-speak
    The U.S. military has embarked on an air campaign over Iraq and Syria with a name that has invited derision — Operation Inherent Resolve. That got us to thinking about why war lingo is so strange. And what a good time to examine that — as we...
  • Saving Private Turner

    Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas. At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas. That empty space on the list of...