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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive

    Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive
    Joseph E. Howell, who was one of Baltimore's first World War II draftees and later became a vice president and general partner at Legg Mason, died Monday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of heart disease. He was 95. The son of Charles...
  • War rooms: Europe's military museums

    War rooms: Europe's military museums
    In honor of Veterans Day, I've been thinking back to my recent stay in the Rhineland. A monument below my hotel window remembering Germany's war dead still had an unused panel. My hunch is that it'll never be used. Germany, mighty today without the help...
  • WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma

    WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma
    Moodus lost a son 70 years ago, and on Saturday, Nov. 8, his friends, neighbors and those who just wanted to pay their respects came together at Hadlyme Congregational Church on Rte. 82 to honor his memory. Included in that group were members of the...
  • Wartime experiences finally come to light for Wilmette vet

    Wartime experiences finally come to light for Wilmette vet
    It wasn't until June when Joseph Sanes, 92, of Wilmette, was honored during a memorial to the Battle of Midway at Naval Station Great Lakes that his sister learned all that he – and others – had been through during that key World War II...
  • Government's deal with ex-Nazis reprehensible

    Government's deal with ex-Nazis reprehensible
    If there is any chance of a conflict of interest, it's incumbent upon a reporter to acknowledge it, a disclosure that generally runs midstory but in this case can't wait. Even for an instant, I can't pretend to be objective about revelations that ex-Nazis...
  • Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford

    Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford
    How do you make one of the most epic days in history more epic? Simple: write a metal song about it. With the title track of 2005's "Primo Victoria," Sweden-based power metal outfit Sabaton get inside the Allied Forces' heads as they invade Normandy in...
  • England: Museum tour explores the air war against Germany

    England: Museum tour explores the air war against Germany
    The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is presenting a new tour of wartime England led by Donald L. Miller, author of “Masters of Air,” about the U.S. Eighth Air Force that engaged in some of the riskiest fighting against Nazi Germany....
  • Joyce Carol Oates In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House

    Joyce Carol Oates  In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House
    Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
  • Allies and adversaries in the Middle East

    Allies and adversaries in the Middle East
    Who are we at war with in the Middle East? At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...
  • 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...
  • Author Events: Toibin At Twain House; Picoult In Fairfield

    Author Events: Toibin At Twain House; Picoult In Fairfield
    One of Ireland's most praised contemporary writers will give a free talk about his latest novel at The Mark Twain House Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The talk is part of the Book/Mark series. Colm Toibin...