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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer

    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer
    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
  • War and love: A father's firsthand account

    War and love: A father's firsthand account
    Every year around Father's Day, I recall several personal stories my father, now long gone, told me during our trip to the Normandy battlefield 30 years ago. Since this summer is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II, the...
  • Aboard the Midway, a Memorial Day salute to World War II veterans

    Bob Thomas was just 18 when he was sent to join up with Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army in Europe, where he fought at the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Forest. Later, as a member of the Monuments Men, he helped rescue cultural treasures stolen...
  • As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories

    As Decades Pass, WWII Vets Reassess Memories
    Their memories are clear, undimmed after seven decades. John Fletcher can see dead German soldiers stacked in a truck and multicolored parachutes dropping on Bastogne, Belgium, in the desperate winter of 1944-45. A scene from August 1942 plays in...
  • 'Jersey Boys' heads up Ferguson's four-musical lineup for 2014-2015

    The popular musical "Jersey Boys" will head up a four-show lineup coming to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News during the 2014-2015 season. Subscriptions are now on sale. The rest of the lineup includes "Jekyll & Hyde," opening the season...
  • Pope Francis Comes Calling

    Pope Francis Comes Calling
    There’s a famous quote from Joseph Stalin. When he was confronted by Winston Churchill near the end of World War II, to consider the views of the Vatican, the Soviet Union’s strong man said,“How many divisions does the pope have?”...
  • On the 9/11 memorial and museum

    NEW YORK -- The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from...
  • TV This Week June 1 -7: 'Enough Said' on HBO

     TV This Week June 1 -7: 'Enough Said' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 1 - 7, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY The hunt is on for a Bigfoot-like creature...
  • What was D-Day?

    Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C. About 160,000 troops landed on five Normandy beaches...
  • 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...
  • On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]

    On the 9/11 memorial and museum [Commentary]
    The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from those two...