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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Around Town: Roosevelt impressionist to perform at temple

    Roosevelt impressionist to perform at temple Historical impressionist Peter Small will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt during services Friday night at Temple Isaiah of Newport, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. The event, which will begin at 8 p....
  • Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not

    Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not
    Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23, President Barack Obama announced — and took responsibility for — a U.S. drone...
  • Military museums to visit Memorial Day weekend

    Military museums to visit Memorial Day weekend
    Many of us think of Memorial Day (May 25 this year), as the start of summer vacation season. But it's much more serious than that: It's a time to honor people who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. armed forces. It's possible, however, to...
  • In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?

    In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?
    This month, Pope Francis called the deaths of 1.5 Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 "the first genocide of the 20th century." His acknowledgment — also made by Pope John Paul II in 2001 — was met with praise from Armenians...
  • 95-year-old travels to spot where father shot at Gallipoli 100 years ago

    95-year-old travels to spot where father shot at Gallipoli 100 years ago
    For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion. Grayden was among thousands of Australians and New Zealanders...
  • Not just Armenia: Other little known 20th century massacres

    This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...
  • 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...
  • Explore World War II overseas American cemeteries with new mobile apps

    Explore World War II overseas American cemeteries with new mobile apps
    New free mobile apps can take you on a tour of two of World War II's most enduring landmarks: the American cemeteries in Britain and France. With your smartphone or mobile device, you can explore the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer in...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    New in paperbacks: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16 Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...
  • Reliving the 1930s

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
  • World War II flyer to speak at Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project

    An Allentown man who flew 65 bombing missions during World War II and was shot down twice behind enemy lines will speak Thursday at the Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project meeting in Allentown. Retired Air Force Maj. Nathan Kline, 90, served in the...