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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • In parts of Europe, the far right rises again

     In parts of Europe, the far right rises again
    As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
  • Review: 'Walking With the Enemy' ★★

    Review: 'Walking With the Enemy' ★&#9733
    The title "Walking With the Enemy" suggests a peculiar lack of urgency, so it's a disappointingly accurate handle indeed. First-time director Mark Schmidt's World War II drama, written primarily by Kenny Golde with lots of additional contributors,...
  • Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours

    Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours
    Taken in tandem, the stories told in two new books — one by a Maryland author who lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust, the other detailing our government's postwar collaboration with Nazi scientists, some of them in Maryland — raise...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian

    Daniel Anker dies at 50; award-winning historical documentarian
    Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50. The cause was pneumonia,...
  • 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...
  • Calvados limited edition: A D-Day tribute

    Calvados limited edition: A D-Day tribute
    Jean-Roger Groult represents the fifth generation of the Groult family, which started distilling Calvados from cider on their farm in Normandy, France, in the mid-1800s. The property, where some 5,600 trees produce a wide variety of sweet, bittersweet...
  • 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...