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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice

    In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice
    Douglas Brown graduated from Lehigh University in 1941, about six months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II. The only son of a Lehigh professor of European history and an English mother, he belonged to an...
  • Pledge Riders to vow "Never Again" in Boca Raton

    Pledge Riders to vow "Never Again" in Boca Raton
    Planning to stand before a World War II-era railway car in Boca Raton, some Christian and Jewish motorcyclists will make a solemn pledge Thursday to prevent another Holocaust. The cyclists, making a ride through several East Coast cities where they took...
  • Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston

    Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston
    U.S. Navy divers confirmed Monday that a wrecked vessel in southeast Asia is the World War II heavy cruiser Houston, a ship sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines. The Houston, nicknamed “...
  • WWI demons live

    World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don't stop reading. For most Americans, the war is like algebra or frog anatomy -- something you have to study briefly in school but then never have to think about again. Unlike World War II, with its...
  • Are circumstances getting worse for Jews and Israel?

    "That February, in Sarcelles, flaming objects were thrown into the Tiferet Israel School, destroying the building. In April, at Garges-les-Gonesse, firebombs were hurled at the synagogue. From Nice to Marseille, anti-Semitic mail was delivered. In the...
  • World War II vet honored with trip to Pearl Harbor

    World War II vet honored with trip to Pearl Harbor
    A World War II veteran from Niles who was onboard the USS Missouri when Japan signed the Articles of Surrender helped celebrate the 69th anniversary of that event this week with the help of American Airlines. On Thursday, Edwin Ogonowski, 89, returned...
  • Check It Out: Reading up on the Greatest Generation

    Nonfiction audiobooks offer compelling and listenable narratives on a variety of subjects. The following selections are true stories from World War II, from the beginnings of the Third Reich to D-Day, the Pacific and the end of the war. Some focus on...
  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...
  • A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

    No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status. But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
  • War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington

    War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington
    THE VILLAGES — Adele Walker had been to Washington, D.C., numerous times, but a trip she took in April made the 90-year-old feel like it was the first. "It was so different this time — it was breathtaking," said Walker, who served...
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human. The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...