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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • D-Day veterans remember invasion

    D-Day veterans remember invasion
    Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell. It was still dark when the 19-year-old infantryman joined the more than 150,000 Allied soldiers making the secretive passage out of England for Normandy. Dawn was breaking when he...
  • How do you "make" democracy?

    Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it. The...
  • Holocaust suspect dies in Michigan after avoiding deportation

    John Kalymon had long insisted that he was not a war criminal. Time has proved to be his most effective defense. For Nazi hunters and European prosecutors, Kalymon's death outside Detroit last month at the age of 93 represents a lost opportunity to...
  • Germany may allow publication of 'Mein Kampf'

    "Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, race hatred, and the pre-history of the Holocaust." So asks and answers the well-known author Gotz Aly in his recent book published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, and I suppose all this...
  • The L.A. Times on D-day 1944: 'The cost ... will be heavy'

    With Friday’s ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the D-day invasion, which was a turning of the tide in World War II, I thought I’d look at what The Times’ editorial page had to say about it on June 6, 1944. The good news: We...
  • Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion

    Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion
    Leonard T. Schroeder Jr. was a North Linthicum native and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, but 70 years ago he carved out a moment in history for himself when, on the morning of the Allied invasion of Normandy, he was credited with being the first...
  • Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event

    Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event
    Under the pall of another territorial crisis in Europe, President Obama and a cast of world leaders tried to set aside grievances Friday to commemorate the common cause and military might that turned the tide of war against global oppression seven decades...
  • His vivid memories of D-day help keep history alive

    His vivid memories of D-day help keep history alive
    Each year as the June date arrives, interest in the D-day landing of World War II waxes or wanes depending on its numerical significance. For Friday's 70th anniversary of the amphibious invasion of Nazi-held Europe, President Obama was at Normandy for a...
  • Editor's choice: 'Above the East China Sea' by Sarah Bird

    When conversation about World War II turns toward the East, toward Asia, attention generally focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Battle of Iwo Jima or the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The island of Okinawa seems far away, far in the distant...
  • D-day, as readers remember it

    D-day, as readers remember it
    As firsthand accounts of D-day become increasingly rare with time, The Times is lucky to count among its readers many who recall June 6, 1944, in vivid detail. Some who weren't alive then wrote to share how that day nonetheless touched their families....
  • Obama says some former Taliban prisoners may resume anti-U.S. fighting

    President Obama said Friday that the controversial prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from five years of captivity in Afghanistan is "something that I would do again." "We have released, both under my administration and previous...