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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 'Jersey Boys' heads up Ferguson's four-musical lineup for 2014-2015

    The popular musical "Jersey Boys" will head up a four-show lineup coming to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News during the 2014-2015 season. Subscriptions are now on sale. The rest of the lineup includes "Jekyll & Hyde," opening the season...
  • 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...
  • One more album of Nazi-looted art is handed over to National Archives

    One more album of Nazi-looted art is handed over to National Archives
    In the closing days of World War II, the Monuments Men, whose story was depicted in the George Clooney film, recovered 39 photo albums of Nazi-looted art from a Bavarian castle. The albums were introduced into evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trials...
  • Russia tests missiles as Ukraine militants defy call for vote delay

    Russia tests missiles as Ukraine militants defy call for vote delay
    A day after claiming to have withdrawn thousands of Russian troops from Ukraine’s border, Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin presided over East bloc military maneuvers Thursday that included tests of Russia’s nuclear forces and live firing of...
  • 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...
  • TV This Week May 25-31: 'All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles'

    TV This Week May 25-31: 'All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Returning hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise...
  • Woman who made up Holocaust memoir ordered to return $22.5M

    In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier. None of it...
  • Woman who invented her Holocaust memoir must return $22.5 million

    In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier. None of it...
  • In parts of Europe, the far right rises again

     In parts of Europe, the far right rises again
    As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
  • As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories

    As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories
    Their memories are clear, undimmed after seven decades. John Fletcher can see dead German soldiers stacked in a truck and multicolored parachutes dropping on Bastogne, Belgium, in the desperate winter of 1944-45. A scene from August 1942 plays in...
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