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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Obama offers military help to eastern European allies

    Obama offers military help to eastern European allies
    President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine. Under fire from critics at home who say his...
  • Pictures in the News | June 6, 2014

     
    Friday's Picturs in the News begins in France, where D-Day ceremonies this year mark the 70th anniversary since the launch of 'Operation Overlord', a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually...
  • The Week in Pictures | June 2 – 8, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This year marks the 70th anniversary since the D-Day invasions, a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the...
  • A day to honor all veterans [Editorial]

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation...
  • WWII veterans reflect on 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

     
    June 6, 2014, is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 Allied troops — including from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Norway — begin the liberation of France that eventually led to the defeat of Nazi...
  • Putin didn't belong at D-day memorial

    The article states: "Some say the [Ukraine] land grab carries uncomfortable echoes of the border-crossing aggression that Moscow and Washington joined forces to defeat in World War II." ("Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event," June 6)...
  • Obama says some former Taliban prisoners may resume anti-U.S. fighting

    President Obama said Friday that the controversial prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from five years of captivity in Afghanistan is "something that I would do again." "We have released, both under my administration and previous...
  • 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...
  • Orland Park commemorates D-Day 70th anniversary

    Orland Park commemorates D-Day 70th anniversary
    On June 6, 1944, William O'Malley waded into the surf on Omaha Beach, part of the first wave of troops in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. O'Malley said he remembers the flat beach that seemed to stretch for miles, and the wall of bluffs topped...
  • Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event

    Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event
    Under the pall of another territorial crisis in Europe, President Obama and a cast of world leaders tried to set aside grievances Friday to commemorate the common cause and military might that turned the tide of war against global oppression seven decades...
  • His vivid memories of D-day help keep history alive

    His vivid memories of D-day help keep history alive
    Each year as the June date arrives, interest in the D-day landing of World War II waxes or wanes depending on its numerical significance. For Friday's 70th anniversary of the amphibious invasion of Nazi-held Europe, President Obama was at Normandy for a...