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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened

    Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened
    A well-earned salute On Wednesday, the French government paid tribute to Newport News resident Robert W. Harris and four other veterans from Virginia for their heroic service during World War II. Today it's our turn. Mr. Harris was part of the D-Day...
  • Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site

    Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site
    Opening her laptop, Tomomi Takemoto studies a 70-year-old map of this claw-shaped island, searching for the burial site of her great-uncle, a Japanese infantryman who was killed in one of the Pacific War's bloodiest battles. Faint printing shows what...
  • Lehigh Valley veterans look back for 70th anniversary of V-E Day

     Lehigh Valley veterans look back for 70<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> anniversary of V-E Day
    Jim Binder and his comrades shared vodka and cheese with Russian soldiers for the occasion. Calvin Summers jumped up and down, cheering, because there were no refreshments available in Florence. Robert Thompson was in a hospital in Rheims, wondering...
  • Putin takes swipe at U.S. in Victory Day speech

    Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square that marks the surrender of Nazi Germany and the Red Army's key role in the defeat. The Armata tank...
  • Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor recalls VE Day

    Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor recalls VE Day
    There weren't any celebrations, only relief that the fighting had finally ended. That's how longtime West Delray Beach resident Benjamin Ferencz, 95, remembers the official end of World War II in Europe seven decades ago this week. "There was no 'hurray...
  • V-E Day was cause for celebration — and worry

    V-E Day was cause for celebration &#8212; and worry
    The war against Nazi Germany felt like it was ending in slow motion. Through the spring of 1945, there were repeated rumors that V-E Day — for Victory in Europe — was at hand, yet the fighting continued. Then came a week of momentous...
  • Preparing for tragedy at a shopping mall

    Preparing for tragedy at a shopping mall
    After all the customers had left the stores, after most of the employees had gone home, Orland Park police invaded Orland Square Mall last Sunday night in what is known as an "active shooter drill." "The reality is that the sort of thing we're trying to...
  • Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

    Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust
    Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany. Hungary's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Comey's remarks delivered last week at...
  • Eric Bogosian's 'Operation Nemesis' chases Turkish perpetrators

    Eric Bogosian's 'Operation Nemesis' chases Turkish perpetrators
    What if Hitler and the other architects of the Holocaust had escaped Germany after WWII, never to be punished for their crimes? The appalling scenario certainly had a precedent. At the end of WWI, the Young Turks responsible for killing as many as 1.5...
  • Celebrate V-E Day with World War II veterans

    Celebrate V-E Day with World War II veterans
    Commemorate the victory of U.S and Allied troops in Europe in World War II with some veterans who made it possible at a V-E Day program, 10 a.m. Saturday at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown. The event, co-organized by the Lehigh Valley Chapter...
  • A forgotten war

    My first day at Lane Tech High School began on a January morning in 1951. I well remember an arctic gale howling down Ashland Avenue as I walked toward the bus stop at Addison. Other boys also trudged to Lane that wintry day. At the time Lane was an...