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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview

    D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview
    TV will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a major turning point in World War II, with special coverage, including a prime-time special  on NBC. "Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy" focuses on four World War II veterans, their D-Day...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making World War II history come alive at Normandy

    Taking the Kids -- and making World War II history come alive at Normandy
    Elizabeth Kelly is in France, far from her Florida home, standing at the grave of a young Chicago lieutenant -- the grandfather she never met. Forrest Kelly was just 29 when he died, leaving behind a wife and two young children, Kelly said. At the...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • Chester Nez, last of WWII's original Navajo code talkers, dies at 93

    If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap. So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
  • Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91

    Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill,  dies at 91
    Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness. Soames wrote several books that provided an...
  • On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]

    On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]
    The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from those two...
  • Trice: Discovering a grandfather's life at Auschwitz during Holocaust

    Trice: Discovering a grandfather's life at Auschwitz during Holocaust
    Sara Feinstein was 2 years old when her grandfather passed away in 1986. For years, what she mainly knew about Martin Maiman was that he was an electrical engineer who had built a good life for his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee. There also had...
  • TV This Week June 1 -7: 'Enough Said' on HBO

     TV This Week June 1 -7: 'Enough Said' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 1 - 7, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY The hunt is on for a Bigfoot-like creature...
  • Be thankful for our brave World War II heroes

    Do grandfathers today still tell their grandchildren about D-Day, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge? Do they tell them of the bravery of American flyboys in B-17 bombers who attacked targets in daylight bombing over Germany, risking their lives so that...
  • D-Day is dumb day for too many

    Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a lot of people are clueless about...
  • At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505

    At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505
    "Frenchy to Blue Jay: I have a possible sound contact." With that radio transmission from the escort aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal, sent shortly after 11 a.m. on June 4, 1944, the German submarine U-505 began its long journey from deadly deep-sea...