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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Kremlin answers G-7 sanctions threat with carrots and sticks

    Kremlin officials sent mixed signals Thursday on their intentions in Ukraine, announcing that Russia’s ambassador will return to Kiev for Saturday’s inauguration of President-elect Petro Poroshenko but also blasting Ukraine’s interim...
  • Rounding up this year's summer reads

    Rounding up this year's summer reads
    This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Pays Tribute to D-Day Anniversary on BBC Radio

    Benedict Cumberbatch may teach his young fans a thing or two about history today. Cumberbatch joined Patrick Stewart and Toby Jones in a tribute to today's 70th anniversary of D-Day by re-recording BBC news bulletins from that fateful day during WWII....
  • 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...
  • Court seems to boost claim to 'Adam' and 'Eve' at Norton Simon Museum

    Court seems to boost claim to 'Adam' and 'Eve' at Norton Simon Museum
    The Bible tells us that all the world's troubles began with Adam and Eve taking fateful bites of forbidden fruit. The German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder captured the moment in 1530, painting Adam and Eve on paired wooden panels that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...