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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma

    WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma
    Moodus lost a son 70 years ago, and on Saturday, Nov. 8, his friends, neighbors and those who just wanted to pay their respects came together at Hadlyme Congregational Church on Rte. 82 to honor his memory. Included in that group were members of the...
  • 25 titles added to National Film Registry

    25 titles added to National Film Registry
    Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
  • Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive

    Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive
    Joseph E. Howell, who was one of Baltimore's first World War II draftees and later became a vice president and general partner at Legg Mason, died Monday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of heart disease. He was 95. The son of Charles...
  • War rooms: Europe's military museums

    War rooms: Europe's military museums
    In honor of Veterans Day, I've been thinking back to my recent stay in the Rhineland. A monument below my hotel window remembering Germany's war dead still had an unused panel. My hunch is that it'll never be used. Germany, mighty today without the help...
  • 10 things you might not know about military-speak

    10 things you might not know about military-speak
    The U.S. military has embarked on an air campaign over Iraq and Syria with a name that has invited derision — Operation Inherent Resolve. That got us to thinking about why war lingo is so strange. And what a good time to examine that — as we...
  • Dec. 7 Ceremony Will Honor Pearl Harbor Casualties

    NEW BRITAIN — The National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument will be the scene of a ceremony Dec. 7 in memory of the Pearl Harbor attack and the approximately 2,400 lives that it took. Organizers are inviting the public to hear Raymond Greene, a World War...
  • Pearl Harbor ceremony planned aboard Cutter Taney at Inner Harbor

    Pearl Harbor ceremony planned aboard Cutter Taney at Inner Harbor
    Harper Griswold was a teenager when the Japanese bombed the Pearl Harbor Naval Base on Dec. 7, 1941. Living in an isolated, mostly rural area in Connecticut, he knew little about the attack. "I didn't comprehend what was happening," said Griswold, 89, a...
  • General's famous reply set tone 70 years ago

    Among the memorable World War II events was the response of Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, commanding American forces at Bastogne, Belgium, in December 1944. At the time, the war seemed to be grinding inexorably toward a favorable conclusion for the...
  • Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'

    Reviews: 'A Cool and Lonely Courage' and 'Sylvia Rafael'
    What did a pair of intense young women fighting to free France in World War II have in common with a shrewd and lovely Mossad agent who plotted assassinations against terrorists during the 1960s to the mid '70s? Each of these women adopted the cause of...
  • Paris' fate is at stake in the flawless, WWII-set 'Diplomacy'

     Paris' fate is at stake in the flawless, WWII-set 'Diplomacy'
    It's an unimaginably chilling sequence of events. First, 33 bridges over the Seine were to be detonated. Followed by Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Opera, and then, with four submarine torpedoes attached to each leg, the Eiffel Tower. Paris as we know it was...
  • 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...