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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film

    HBO's 'Night Will Fall' chronicles making of WWII Holocaust film
    Seventy years ago, British, Soviet and American forces were unprepared for the atrocities they encountered when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Combat and newsreel cameramen recorded these harrowing discoveries at camps that included Bergen-...
  • 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...
  • Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler

    Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler
     Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks. Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • Beyond 'The Interview': A short list of films banned for political reasons

    Beyond 'The Interview': A short list of films banned for political reasons
    "The Interview" may not be much of a film, but then again, it doesn't take much to put a Hollywood movie on one or more countries' blacklists. A quick search of the Internet reveals scores of titles that have been censored for one reason or another. The...
  • Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day

    Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day
    In the middle of one of World War II's bloodiest battles — the 1944 D-Day invasion of western Europe — there was a small sanctuary where no fighting was permitted. Inside a village church in France, two Army medics — Ken Moore and...
  • A look at this month's upcoming movies

    December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
  • Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors

    Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors
    Hear first-hand accounts of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday afternoon at the Sigal Museum in Easton. To mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II battle, the museum will present a roundtable of three survivors who live in the Lehigh Valley...
  • Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

    Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism
    During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'" More than 70...
  • Jack Ray HammettMarch 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014

    Jack Ray Hammett<br/>March 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014
    Jack Ray Hammett, 94, passed away peacefully in his Costa Mesa home of over 50 years on Saturday 12/13/14, with his family.¬† He wanted to be remembered as a Patriot, “one who supports and defends his country”.¬† That was his life’s...
  • 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...