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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • William, Kate honor D-Day vets; she rewards one with a kiss, report says

    William, Kate honor D-Day vets; she rewards one with a kiss, report says
    Kate Middleton reportedly rewarded a World War II veteran with a kiss on Friday as she and her husband, Prince William, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The innocuous smooch was given to 88-year-old Arthur...
  • 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...
  • D-Day is dumb day for too many

    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...
  • War and love: A father's firsthand account

    War and love: A father's firsthand account
    Every year around Father's Day, I recall several personal stories my father, now long gone, told me during our trip to the Normandy battlefield 30 years ago. Since this summer is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...