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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

    Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism
    During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'" More than 70...
  • Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler

    Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler
     Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks. Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
  • Do teens still care about World War II?

     Do teens still care about World War II?
    When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
  • Beyond 'The Interview': A short list of films banned for political reasons

    Beyond 'The Interview': A short list of films banned for political reasons
    "The Interview" may not be much of a film, but then again, it doesn't take much to put a Hollywood movie on one or more countries' blacklists. A quick search of the Internet reveals scores of titles that have been censored for one reason or another. The...
  • Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day

    Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day
    In the middle of one of World War II's bloodiest battles — the 1944 D-Day invasion of western Europe — there was a small sanctuary where no fighting was permitted. Inside a village church in France, two Army medics — Ken Moore and...
  • A look at this month's upcoming movies

    December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
  • Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors

    Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors
    Hear first-hand accounts of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday afternoon at the Sigal Museum in Easton. To mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II battle, the museum will present a roundtable of three survivors who live in the Lehigh Valley...
  • Saving Private Turner

    Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas. At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas. That empty space on the list of...