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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Has World War III begun? [Commentary]

    Has World War III begun? [Commentary]
    While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres,...
  • REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center ★★★
    Winston Churchill, inarguably one of the most effective political figures of all time, had a palpable affection for the United States of America. That came in part from his being the child of an American mother in an era when those trans-Atlantic...
  • Gery Hudson PorterFebruary 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014

    Gery Hudson Porter<br/>February 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014
    Age 92, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in San Diego, California. ¬†Gery is a Pearl Harbor Survivor and WWII Navy Veteran. He is survived by his sweetheart, Sally Nockold “The Love of His Life”; a daughter Patricia Elaine Cantrell-...
  • Old and in the way?

    Normally, no one would care that in a recent Atlantic essay -- "Why I hope to die at 75"-- 57-year-old Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued that living to be 75 years old was long enough for anyone. After 75, Emanuel suggests, "We are no longer remembered as...
  • Reunited crew of WWII Navy ship shares memories, honors fallen brothers

    Reunited crew of WWII Navy ship shares memories, honors fallen brothers
    The nine men who gathered recently in a meeting room at the Windsor Marriott may have come from various states, but they have one thing in common: during World War II, they all served together on the USS Emmons. The Navy destroyer operated from South...
  • William FitzGerald, Longtime Manchester Probate Judge, Dies At 90

    William FitzGerald, Longtime Manchester Probate Judge, Dies At 90
    William FitzGerald, who was probate judge in Manchester for 20 years and served on the town's board of directors, died July 23. He was 90. FitzGerald enlisted in the military before finishing high school in his hometown of Danbury. He was a World War II...
  • Holocaust center planning move to Dania

    For almost 35 years, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center has welcomed the history, artifacts and stories from survivors. Representatives have collected more than 2,500 personal interviews from those who witnessed the Holocaust, and it is...
  • Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit

    Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit
    Inside an air-conditioned hangar in the Sonoran Desert, a man in a red and black kilt sat in the shadow of a Supermarine Spitfire and painted. Midmorning, visitors to the Palm Springs Air Museum shuffled past shined-up war relics, peering into...
  • U.N. archives on Nazi war criminals open to public at Holocaust museum

    After the end of World War II, investigations into former Nazis and other war criminals were detailed in hundreds of thousands of records that were unavailable to the public for about 70 years — files that finally became accessible this week at...
  • Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews

    Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews
    Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70...
  • James Largay: Lessons learned from 20th century horrors

    August's 100th anniversary of World War I's opening salvos prompted me to ask what can be learned from the Great War's military-directed mass slaughter of combatants. I also seek lessons in the 1933-1945 killings of millions of Jews and other...