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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making World War II history come alive at Normandy

    Taking the Kids -- and making World War II history come alive at Normandy
    Elizabeth Kelly is in France, far from her Florida home, standing at the grave of a young Chicago lieutenant -- the grandfather she never met. Forrest Kelly was just 29 when he died, leaving behind a wife and two young children, Kelly said. At the...
  • D-Day remembered at Deerfield library

    D-Day remembered at Deerfield library
    Although Memorial Day has come and gone, Friday provides another opportunity to honor the memory and bravery of those who have served. June 6 marks 70 years since D-Day, when America and its allies daringly stormed the beaches of Normandy, a turning...
  • D-Day veteran recalls hitting Utah Beach 70 years ago

    Raymond Davis grew up in the Montgomery County village of Palm, the son of a Mack Trucks worker. Now 89 and living in Emmaus, he remembers hitting Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, as a private in the Army's 90th Infantry Division, and some of his...
  • Trice: Discovering a grandfather's life at Auschwitz during Holocaust

    Trice: Discovering a grandfather's life at Auschwitz during Holocaust
    Sara Feinstein was 2 years old when her grandfather passed away in 1986. For years, what she mainly knew about Martin Maiman was that he was an electrical engineer who had built a good life for his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee. There also had...
  • Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91

    Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill,  dies at 91
    Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness. Soames wrote several books that provided an...
  • A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history

     A Holocaust lesson: What was at stake in Rialto was not just the truth of history
    Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it. The...
  • 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...
  • Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War

    Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War
    A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...
  • Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans

    Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans
    More than 800 people are scheduled to participate in this year's edition of the Downers Grove July 4 parade. About 80 organizations, businesses, churches and political figures are on tap to march down the village's center Friday afternoon, officials...
  • German U-boat mine blasts brought Battle of the Atlantic to Hampton Roads

    German U-boat mine blasts brought Battle of the Atlantic to Hampton Roads
    Two minutes after 5 p.m. on the afternoon of June 15, 1942, thousands of startled spectators from Virginia Beach to Old Point Comfort saw the Battle of the Atlantic come to Hampton Roads in a spectacularly violent fashion. Steaming in as part of...