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Warrior in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo was misidentified, Marines Corps acknowledges

The Marine Corps corrected a 74-year-old error with the announcement that a corporal from Iowa named Harold 'Pie' Keller helped raise the flag in the Iwo Jima photo, not Pfc. Rene Gagnon

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Florida Man Discovers Original D-Day Audiotapes in His Basement

Bruce Campbell never expected to find some of World War II’s most important radio broadcasts buried in his cluttered basement.

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Where Is 'World On Fire' Filmed? The WWII Drama Takes Places All Across Europe

The BBC's latest foray into period drama looks to be another prime example of why they're known as the best in the biz. World On Fire is their latest production that's set to air during the mothership's coveted Sunday night 9 p.m. slot. The show is…

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How Different Is The U.S. From Pre-War Germany?

Is it really inconceivable for such evil to unfold here in the U.S.? Most would dismiss the question out of hand as ludicrous, arguing that we are blessed by a constitution and a politically-moderate electorate. But so was Germany – until it wasn’t.

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December 1941: How did Pearl Harbor affect Hitler? The Second World War's Most Important Month

From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to Hitler's declaration of war on the US, historian Laurence Rees explains why December 1941 was such a significant month during World War II.

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As Holocaust awareness fades, a survivor shares his story - Los Angeles Times

Joseph Alexander, 96, a slight man with a Polish accent, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, spoke on a sunny Sunday to a rapt crowd of about 30 at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

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Remains of 22 servicemembers killed 76 years ago in Battle of Tarawa return to US soil - Pacific - Stripes

The 76-hour Battle of Tarawa cost the lives of about 1,000 U.S. Marines and sailors, many of whom were buried where they fell. Efforts to exhume the graves and identify remains were hampered due to incomplete record keeping and by the alterations to the c

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The US land forever leased to England

Every May, the US Coast Guard and the Royal Navy hold a ceremony on a sliver of North Carolina land where four English World War Two soldiers are buried.

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A Pair of Dutch World War II Shipwrecks Have Disappeared Off the Coast of Malaysia | Mental Floss

A pair of Dutch shipwrecks that have been on the ocean floor for decades were stolen. Scrap metal thieves are to blame.

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US Army's new uniforms have been modelled on those from WWII & designed to honor 'the greatest generation'

Soldiers and officers were measured up for the dark-green jackets and pants for the first time this week as the uniform was rolled out in several units across the US.

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The graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in bloody World War II battle have been found

The remains of 30 US Marines and Navy service members lost since a bloody WWII battle in the South Pacific have been found on remote Tarawa Atoll, an organization that recovers lost US service members said.

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The Long Legacy of the Shoah in Scandinavia – Tablet Magazine

Within the Northern European countries that make up Scandinavia there has been a revival of active scholarship and popular interest into the treatment of Jews during World War II. The subject is very much alive in these countries and much more so than in

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

'Band of Brothers' was a casting feat for the ages

If you ever want to know what it takes to put together one of the most impressive casts ever assembled for a television miniseries, it would be worth digging through Meg Liberman's archives.

Entertainment | Movies

Film to Be Made About Nuremberg Trials 99-Year-Old Prosecutor Ben Ferencz | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner

Ben Ferencz, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials that followed World War II. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – A film …

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

15 Fascinating Facts About Saving Private Ryan | Mental Floss

Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning WWII drama—which arrived in theaters more than 20 years ago—came together in a single day.

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'Rare' WWII bomber lifted from sea 75 years after crash - BBC News

The Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber was discovered by electrical engineers surveying the seabed.

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10 Famous People Who Served on D-Day - Biography

These recognizable names were part of the largest seaborne invasion in history on June 6, 1944.

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Dwight Eisenhower Wrote a Letter Accepting Blame for D-Day's Failure, Just in Case | Mental Floss

"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops."

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Watch Vintage Newsreel Footage of the D-Day Landings in Normandy | Mental Floss

This 75-year-old archival footage shows Operation Neptune—the code name for the landings on the beaches at Normandy that came to be known as D-Day.

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My Father’s D-Day Memories

D-Day is more than a remembrance of America’s great victory in the Battle of Normandy. It is a celebration of the Greatest Generation and the lessons they have to teach us.Like Jews repeating the story of the Passover every year for 3,000 years, we must

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The Return of 'That’s All, Brother': The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion | C-47 Plane

On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the main force of the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. 

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97-Year-Old Veteran Parachutes Into Normandy Again

For the second time in his life, Tom Rice has parachuted into Normandy. The veteran recreated his D-Day jump from 75 years ago.

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97-year-old WWII veteran parachutes over Normandy

Some 200 parachutists who filled the Normandy skies for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, including Tom Rice, who ending up landing in roughly the same area he did on D-Day.

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Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches.

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WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Claims Climate Change Is A 'Bigger Threat Than World War II' On Eve Of D-Day Anniversary

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made her first campaign stop in Michigan on Tuesday,

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Hero of Jewish Uprising at Sobibor Death Camp Passes Away in Israel at Age 96 | Jewish & Israel News

An aging road sign on the perimeter of the Nazi death camp in Sobibor. Photo: Reuters / Kacper Pempel. The …

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The 20th Century’s Most Important Day Was D-Day. This Is Why. | PragerU

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British milita

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Normandy tries to keep alive ‘infinite gratitude’ for D-Day

With fewer veterans and witnesses able to share personal memories, the French who owe their freedom to D-Day's fighters are more determined than ever to keep alive the memory of the battle and its significance.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Why Herman Wouk’s ‘War’ Novels Deserve Remembrance Today

The best way to remember—or discover—the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Herman Wouk may be his World War II epics.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Despite its battalion of Hollywood actors, the war is the real star of combat epic The Longest Day

Norman Mailer used to tell a story about Darryl F. Zanuck, the cigar-chomping super-producer responsible for The Longest Day, the vast and impersonal war epic that became 1962’s highest-grossing movie. To hear Mailer tell it, Zanuck, at the wrap party f

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What If a Girl in the Holocaust Had Instagram? | Israellycool

Here in Israel, billboards have appeared on the Ayalon Highway advertising something called Eva Stories.The trailer has now just dropped on Instagram.

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92-Year-Old Ex-Nazi Guard Charged With 5,230 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

German prosecutors say they have charged a former Nazi concentration camp guard with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder. The 92-year-old suspect, whose name wasn’t released, is accused of assistin…

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Passover Seder to be held in Warsaw Ghetto for first time in 76 years | The Jerusalem post

Before the Holocaust, approximately one-third of Warsaw was Jewish.

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Study Shows a Third of Americans Think Holocaust Murders Exaggerated

The “Hall of Names” commemorating victims of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Photo: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons. …

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President Trump hosts Oval Office celebration for 4 World War II vets - U.S. - Stripes

President Donald Trump treated four World War II veterans to an Oval Office meeting Thursday, fulfilling a birthday wish for 95-year-old Allen Jones and giving three other veterans age 100 and older a day to remember.

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The 11 most significant battles of the Second World War

Second World War battles took place across the globe; some lasting days, others months or even years. But which are the most significant? Here, Professor Evan Mawdsley from the University of Glasgow lists the battles that had the most impact upon later mi

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Allies knew of Holocaust in 1942, 2 years before previously assumed, UN documents prove | The Times of Israel

UK, US, Russia were aware of millions killed by Nazis, new book says, shedding damning light on refusal to take in refugees or try to halt slaughter

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George Mendonsa, man identified as kissing sailor in WWII Times Square photo, dies at 95 - CNN

George Mendonsa, who maintained for decades that he was the sailor in an iconic 1945 Times Square photo, dubbed "The Kiss," that came to symbolize the end of World War II, has died, his family says. He was 95.

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Marine recalls fight for Okinawa, last major battle of World War II

Charles Voland, of Independence, was wounded in one invasion and fought in another in Okinawa during World War II.

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If the Allies had lost: Canada obtains Hitler-owned report on N. America’s Jews

Library and Archives Canada says 1944 Nazi report shows that the Holocaust was not a purely European event, but rather an operation that was stopped before it reached North America

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Wiesenthal Center: Longer Life Expectancy Has Increased Chances Of Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals

The Wiesenthal Center explained in a statement that the extension of life expectancy in the Western world has increased chances of prosecuting Nazi war criminals.

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Arabs are torch-bearers for Nazi anti-Semitism | JNS.org

The myth of the Arabs as innocent bystanders, who had no responsibility for the Holocaust—and indeed, paid the price for a European crime when Israel was established—is widely believed.

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5 Insane Facts From History Nobody Taught You In School | Cracked.com

It's hard to take your ancestors seriously after you realize how they all smelled.

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Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

Fragile but mostly in good condition, the posters offer viewers a glimpse of what life was like during war time.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Art dealer’s family’s latest bid to find Degas looted by the Nazis

Descendants of Paul Rosenberg hire detectives to solve the mystery of the plundered painting

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Intense photos show the WWII Battle of Leyte Gulf — the biggest naval battle of all-time

The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a decisive Allied victory over the Japanese Navy, which unfolded over the course of three days.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Uh, a Fighter Plane With World War II-Era Nazi Insignia Just Crashed in California

The German Luftwaffe suffered another devastating defeat today when a plane bearing its World War II-era insignia crash-landed on the center divider of U.S. 101 in California on Tuesday, promptly going up in an inferno like its historical predecessors.

Politics | Politics

U.S. Ambassador To Germany Responds To Ocasio-Cortez Comparing Nazis To Global Warming | Daily Wire

U.S. Ambassador To Germany Richard Grenell slammed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday after she compared Nazi Germany to global warming in a recent speech.

History | History

When Jews caught “Syndrome K,” the Nazis wanted NOTHING to do with them

Jewish lives were saved in World War II due to a brilliant plan by Professor Giovanni Borremeo. "The lessons of my experience were that we have to act not for the sake of self-interest, but for principles." - Dr. Adriano Ossicini, inventor of Sy

Politics | Politics

Facebook sorry for removing Anne Frank Center holocaust victims image - Business Insider

Facebook apologises to the Anne Frank Center for removing an article it posted which featured an image of naked child holocaust victims. Facebook said it was...

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Nazi labor camp guard caught by ICE, deported to Germany, completing 'difficult task,' Grenell says

The last known Nazi collaborator living in the United States -- a 95-year-old former camp guard who played an indispensable role in the murders of thousands of Jews -- was deported to Germany from his New York City home early Tuesday morning, completing w

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Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

The wreck of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit has been discovered in northern Jutland, Denmark. The plane is thought to be a Messerschmitt.

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Story — Raise the Roof

Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holocaust Survivor Leads Panel Discussion at Comic-Con About Art During World War II

A survivor of three Nazi concentration camps led a panel discussion about art and the Holocaust on Thursday at the Comic-Con International...

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Flying Saucer Toy Recalled for Its Misleading Take on Nazi History | Mental Floss

A German toy has been recalled from shelves over concerns that it promoted an inaccurate glorification of Nazi history, Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog reports.

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$2.5 Million in World War II-Era Cash Discovered Beneath Winston Churchill's Former Tailor's Shop | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II - The Washington Post

The brave troops who stormed the beaches in France had a secret weapon: brilliantly designed boats that made the attack possible.

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Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor reflects ahead of Memorial Day - CNNPolitics

Ray Chavez reflected on his service, and recounted his experience on the day that President Franklin Roosevelt declared would "live in infamy."

Travel | Travel

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

HONOLULU (AP) — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat t

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FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal

New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.

News | Human Interest Stories

NEVER AGAIN? On Yom Hashoah, Poll Shows Two Thirds Of Millennials Don't Know What Auschwitz Was

According to a new survey released on Thursday by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, fully 41 percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, including two-thirds of Mil

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How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

Amid the chaos and destruction in Germany during the final days of World War II, Soviet forces found other, nonmilitary ways to torment their foes.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Atomic-Bomb Core That Escaped World War II - The Atlantic

Before two deadly nuclear mishaps, scientists used to risk “tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon.” An Object Lesson.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

10 Surprising Facts About Band of Brothers

3. It caused some controversy in the United Kingdom.

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A plane found 38 feet under the ice: A Daring, High-Risk Rescue Attempt In Greenland In 1942 Has Come To Light Again

There are no shortage of memorable moments that unfolded during the Second World War. And though many of us would choose not to remember all of them, it’s important to keep them in mind; to not only pay homage to those we’ve lost but to learn from ou

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Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been found in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday. The search team released pictures and video of the wreckage of

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

The Thistlegorm Project | 3D Survey and 360 Videos

An archaeological survey of the SS Thistlegorm shipwreck in the Red Sea, Egypt. Featuring 3D photogrammetry and 360 degree underwater video.

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Why this Holocaust survivor still wears his concentration camp uniform | New York Post

Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a...

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Why Did the U.S. Sink Captured Japanese Subs After WWII? | Smithsonian

WWII had come to a close, and the U.S. was the first to seize a new class of giant Japanese submarines. The next step was to analyze them quickly and then sink them, before the Russians could learn their secrets.

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The Secret World War II History Hidden in London's Fences

London's housing developments often feature a unique form of fencing: stretchers reused after World War II.

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"Darkest Hour' - Churchill’s powerful ‘fight on the beaches’ speech: The words few people actually heard

As the 'Darkest Hour' debuts in movie theaters, the strange story of how people finally got to listen to Churchill deliver one of history's most stirring speeches.

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Battle of Tarawa in WWII 'the toughest battle in Marine Corps history' - Business Insider

The commander of the task force attacking Tarawa called Betio "a little Gibraltar" and said that "only the Marines could have made such a landing."

Entertainment | Entertainment

20 Best World War 2 Movies of All Time - Top WW2 Films Ever Made

From war-torn romances to bloody battles, these are the best films that depict the horrors of World War 2—and the humanity at the center of the conflicts

History | History

Did FDR End the Great Depression? | PragerU

Did FDR help end the Great Depression? Did his New Deal improve an otherwise hopeless economy? Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics at UCLA and consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, explains.

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Reconstructed Auschwitz prisoner text details ′unimaginable′ suffering | Germany | DW | 09.10.2017

A newly reconstructed document written in 1944 by a Greek Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz tells of misery "the human mind can not imagine." The text was discovered buried in the ground at the Nazi extermination camp.

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This woman’s portraits of wartime Greyhound passengers reveal faces of fatigue and resolve

World War II must have been exhausting, even on the home front. Beside the stress of waiting for loved ones to return from overseas, training for new jobs, or being forcibly detained, Americans were…

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Abba Kovner and Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto

Abba Kovner led resistance fighters in both the Vilna Ghetto and in the Rudninkai Forest against the murderous Nazi enemy during the Holocaust

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Coca-Cola collaborated with the Nazis in the 1930s, and Fanta is the proof

The not-so-sweet history

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Jewish high jumper barred from 1936 Olympics dies at 103

Margaret Lambert, a Jewish high jumper who was barred from competing at the 1936 Olympics, has died at the age of 103.

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‘Dunkirk’: Why Didn’t Hitler Go in For the Kill?

The British army was in full retreat, but suddenly German tanks were halted–twice. Hitler later said he gave Churchill “a sporting chance” of survival. Churchill wasn’t interested.

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President makes a call to last Doolittle Raider

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders, on Sunday, according to a press

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The Battleship That Went from Pearl Harbor to D-Day

The D-Day landings featured an immense fleet – including seven battleships. One, HMS Rodney, was notable for being the only battleship to torpedo another battleship. However, one of the American battleships came to Normandy via Pearl Harbor, where she was run aground.

Gaming | Gaming

Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer will have land, air, and sea combat | VentureBeat | PC Gaming | by Dean Takahashi

Sledgehammer Games showed off the latest trailer for multiplayer combat in Call of Duty: WWII. And it will give a new meaning to “boots on the ground,” as it will involve land, air, and sea combat.

History | History

In film, survivor searches for US soldier who liberated him at Dachau | The Times of Israel

New documentary centers on Steve Ross, who was 'transformed' as a boy by an act of kindness in the concentration camp

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Catching Up With (A Real Life) "Rosie The Riveter"

Seventy-five years ago, during World War II, Dr. Frances Carter worked in a Birmingham, Alabama, defense plant, helping to build B-29 bombers—some of the largest aircraft in service during the war. She is "Rosie the Riveter," and today, we're catch

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7 of the craziest commando missions of World War II

World War II was an exciting time for special operations and commandos. The advent of airborne operations gave them a whole new angle of approach, and the sheer scale of the war guaranteed that they’d have plenty of chances to use their skills.

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Look Inside the Sketchbook of a World War II Soldier

After serving in the Army, Victor Lundy went on to become a successful architect.

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These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over 70 years. From P-51D Mustangs and Flying Fortresses through to anti-aircraft spotters and flame hurling

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New documents reveal Allies knew of Holocaust years before previously assumed - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post

Despite the knowledge, the Allies did little to help stop the massacre at the hands of the Nazi regime.

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Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack 75 years later

CINCINNATI (AP) — At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the course of World War II.

Entertainment | Film

Ridley Scott’s bringing the Battle of Britain to the big screen · Newswire · The A.V. Club

rhaps wanting to remind the public of the role his homeland played in ending World War II, Ridley Scott is planning to direct a movie about the Battle of Britain.

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Teacher traces dad's World War II past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage

The story started to come together when Ken Elder Bledsoe organized the letters his father had written to his mother in 1942.

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The Holocaust's Great Escape | History | Smithsonian

A remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to life

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Young man on a mission to honor World War II vets before it's too late

Calif. teen films veterans' stories so he can capture their experiences and honor their sacrifices

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Posthumous honor for US officer who saved 200 Jewish GIs from the Nazis -- and never told a soul | The Times of Israel

With a Nazi pistol pointed at his head, Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds refused to reveal which of his soldiers were Jews. This week he was recognized for his bravery

News | Interesting Stories

Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities

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US Marines admit one of the men identified in Iwo Jima photo was the wrong man - as details emerge of real hero who took

The US Marines have resolved a longstanding question mark over the identities of the men in an iconic photograph from Iwo Jima, revealing the story of a Midwestern Private who went to his grave without ever claiming his role.

Politics | Politics

Court convicts Auschwitz guard, 94, as accessory to murder

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison for serving as an Auschwitz guard, in a verdict that survivors from the Nazi death camp hailed as a long overdue victor

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How World War II Changed Walt Disney | TIME

How two crises— a crippling strike and the Second World War— changed the Disney studio (and Walt himself) forever

Politics | Politics

Death of last Treblinka survivor points to post-witness era

The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany's attempt to destroy ...

History | History

Photos combine images of Germany from WWII with today - Business Insider

The photographs artfully contrast the broad sweeps of Nazi propaganda and the devastation of the war in Berlin with the vibrancy of the city today.

News | Human Interest Stories

Parents Think They're Taking Picture With Buoy, Don't Realize What It Really Is Until Much Later

A family took photos with a washed-up buoy that turned out to be an unexploded World War II mine. Kelly&nbs...

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The BBC Flew A Drone Over Auschwitz. What They Caught On Film Sent Chills Down My Spine | Greenville Gazette

Recently, a drone flown by the BBC was flown over the remains of Auschwitz. This was one of the most infamous concentration camps from WWII and the release of the footage is timely, as the

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Oldest U.S. vet, 110, helps mark Pearl Harbor Day

Live webcasts from Pearl Harbor, interment at the USS Arizona, Honolulu parade and other events mark the 74th anniversary of the surprise attack that led the U.S. into World War II

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One of six seaplanes lost during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor - StarTribune.com

HONOLULU – New images of a large U.S. Navy seaplane that sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor show a coral-encrusted engine and reef fish swimming in and out of a hull.

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After 74 years, sailors from ship sunk at Pearl Harbor, may finally come home - StarTribune.com

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – Inside an old aircraft factory here, behind the glass windows of a pristine laboratory, the lost crew of the USS Oklahoma rests on special tables covered in black foam.

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Second World War

1) France had more tanks, guns and men than Germany in 1940 It is always assumed that during the Second World War the Germans bludgeoned their way to victory with a highly modern and mechanised army and Air Force that was superior to anything the Allies c

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Banner calls on Sooners to return Nazi-looted art | The Times of Israel

University of Oklahoma president says sign inappropriate amidst legal proceedings over painting believed stolen from Jewish owner

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Men who say they found Nazi treasure train reveal new details

Two men who claim to have located a Nazi train laden with treasure that reportedly went missing in the last days of World War II came forward Friday in a Polish television interview and disclosed new details of their alleged feat.

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Was it Wrong to Drop the Atom Bomb on Japan? - Prager University

In recent years, many academics and others have condemned President Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as unnecessary and immoral. Yet this interpretation relies on a poor understanding of history tha

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Spectacular photos of the US Navy's most powerful battleship ever

This is the USS Iowa, the first of the largest, most powerful battleship class ever in the United States Navy, equipped with nine 16-inch (406mm) guns that could fire nuclear shells—the only American ship in history with this capability. This photo seri

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Giving Jews Memory

Giving closure to restless, murdered Jews who did not get a burial place, Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois heals old wounds by documenting the truth.

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Amazing Color Photos of France After D-Day | Mental Floss

In stunning color, here's a look at life in France in the summer of 1944.

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Video: A New Way of Looking at the True Human Cost of WWII

Using technology and updated numbers, filmmaker Neil Halloran dissects World War II in a new way.

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WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found 'Amazingly Intact' On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco : The Two-Way : NPR

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

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Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago.

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Remains from those killed at Pearl Harbor on USS Oklahoma to be exhumed - CNN.com

Remains of up to nearly 400 unaccounted for service members tied to the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor will be exhumed, the Defense Department said.

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English gardener unearths WWII bunker in back yard

"My wife came out and I'd unearthed this air raid shelter. She couldn't believe it, she thinks I'm crazy," said frustrated gardener Jim Clark.

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USS Arizona's oldest survivor dies at 100

Joe Langdell was working as a junior accountant in Boston when he got the idea that he should join the Navy and go to sea. It was 1940 and America edged closer every day to joining the war that raged in Europe.

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Powerful! Are we Living 1933 All Over Again? - Israel Video Network

Not to be believed. This is a call to your conscience. Horrible antisemitism repeats itself as history repeats itself. It’s time to recognize the BDS and holocaust denial for what it is. Watch and be horrified by the similarities between then and now.

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Haunting then and now pictures of the town next to Auschwitz

The harrowing moment the Jewish residents of Polish town Oswiecim, renamed Auschwitz by the Nazis, were rounded up in the high street was caught on camera.

Politics | Politics

The White House Needs a Refresher Course on World War II History

Read into this what you will, but President Obama is building an impressive list of gaffes and protocol lapses related to Poland, World War II, and the Holocaust. During his campaign, Obama mixed up which concentration camp his uncle had liberated: it was

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Photos reveal rising anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany in 1935 - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Jewish Scene: Eighty years ago, two Jewish journalists sent a Dutch photographer to document anti-Semitism in Third Reich and expose true face of Nazi party to the world, but international media didn't print photos.

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Holocaust survivor and American rescuer have touching reunion after 70 years

Jewish Scene: Images capture emotional moment as former Dachau prisoner salutes soldier who liberated him; 'I am eternally grateful.'

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Auschwitz survivors, 70 years on | Reuters.com

Auschwitz death camp survivor Jadwiga Bogucka (maiden name Regulska), 89, who was registered with camp number 86356, poses for a portrait in Warsaw, January 12, 2015. During the Warsaw Uprising in August, 1944, when Bogucka was 19, she and her mother were sent from their house to a camp in Pruszkow and then moved on August 12, 1944 by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp.

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31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corner

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'Give Me a Chance': WWII Vet's Medal Ceremony Crashed by Protesters

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, interrupted a town hall meeting where a decorated World War II veteran was receiving a special honor.

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10 Unsolved Mysteries From World War II - Listverse

In a global conflict on the scale of World War II, there are a lot of things that slip through the cracks. Whether it's something that we refuse to admit or simply something so foreign and bizarre...

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Sacramento veteran: ‘Everything you’ve heard about Pearl Harbor is what I saw’

Glenn Sorensen was wiping down his car that December morning on Oahu, a 1937 Buick that, to this day, was the best he’d ever driven. That black sedan even took a bullet for him. Three, in fact. He’s holding one of them now, squeezing it betwee

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He Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust… And He Doesn’t Know They’re Sitting Next To Him.

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

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WWII veteran, 98, dons uniform for final salute

From Yahoo News: GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an upstate New York nursing home.

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World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

From Yahoo News: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air o

History | Chicago History

Lost WWII love letters delivered to intended recipient

After almost 70 years, the letters written by a World War II sailor made the final leg of a mysterious journey Wednesday when they were turned over to Dorothy Bartos Carlberg, their intended recipient.

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Life in Chicago during World War II (Gallery)

Over seven decades ago, Chicagoans had to come to grips with a cold, hard fact: The country was at war. Women by the droves went to work in defense plants and Chicago soon led the nation in war production. Consumer goods were scarce and rationed, so many

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WWII love letters finally arrive in Chicago

Entrusting deep feelings to a flimsy envelope and an 8-cent stamp is an act of faith. But that's exactly what A.L. Fragakis did in 1945 when he was in the Navy and mailed two letters to his sweetheart back home in Chicago.

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Private, Killed 70 Years Ago in the Pacific, Is Laid to Rest

Pfc. Randolph Allen, killed in 1943 in the Battle of Tarawa, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Every year, the military identifies the remains of dozens of service members who died in the last century’s wars.

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Theodore Van Kirk, 93, Enola Gay Navigator, Dies

Mr. Van Kirk, a navigator, guided a flight that, six-and-a-half hours after takeoff, reached Hiroshima with its atomic bomb just seconds behind schedule.

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Preserving America's military legacy is Job One for historian

The excitement Rodney Hilton Brown felt as a young boy searching for rusty Revolutionary War relics in forgotten Philadelphia attics has only deepened in his obsessive quest for iconic artifacts that tell the story of America’s bravery and cou

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Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

Louis   Zamperini , who was a World War II prisoner of war survivor as well as former Olympic distance runner, has died. He was the subject of Lauren Hillenbrand's book, “Unbroken,” which was adapted into a film by the Coen brothers, and

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Soldier's Camera and Photos from Battle of The Bulge Found in Foxhole 70 Years Later

The Battle of the Bulge is known as one of the most deadly and influential battles of WWII. Taking place over the course of five weeks, this surprise attac

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How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead (Wired UK)

Harold Edgerton was an artist, creating iconic photographic works that hand in galleries around the globe today. He was also an MIT professor called in when World War 2 began, specifically to create a new technique that would see Normandy photographed und

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Eisenhower's 'Soul-Racking' D-Day Decision"

Val Lauder: Eisenhower faced wrenching decision to risk very high casualties on D-Day. She says Ike feared he was sending his troops to die in hopeless mission

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Rest in Peace: Wartime Relics Reclaimed by the Land and Sea - NBC News

German photographer Dietmar Eckell traveled to 14 countries, photographing abandoned and decaying military installations and equipment.

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Rep. Ralph Hall, oldest House member, defeated by John Ratcliffe

Hall, 91, becomes first incumbent defeated in a primary this year. He is the oldest member of Congress and one of the last World War II veterans on Capitol Hill.

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France breaks promise to fly vets over for D-Day anniversary

Seven decades after ­Allied troops stormed Normandy’s beaches and saved France from the Nazis, the surrender-happy nation is turning its back on hundreds of US veterans who want to return next mont...