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Essex: The Legendary Aircraft Carriers That Transformed the US Navy

The four Essex-class museum ships serve as a reminder of what was arguably the greatest class of aircraft carriers in U.S. Navy history.

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The True Story Of Captain Lewis Nixon And The ‘Band Of Brothers’ He Served With During World War II

Born in New York in 1918, U.S. Army Captain Lewis Nixon III served with the 101st Airborne Division's Easy Company during World War II.

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Remembering the Anschluss

Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring. Photo: German Federal Archives Eighty-four years ago — on March 12, 1938 — Austria was …

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Stockton Marine Corps veteran who served at Iwo Jima in WWII dies at 106

The Stockton Marine Corps Club will be hosting a celebration of life ceremony in Stockton for William “Bill” White, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served

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Forget Battleships: Why Didn't the US Navy Build a Fleet of Battlecruisers? - 19FortyFive

Of the seven battlecruisers to enter World War II, only one (HMS Renown) survived the conflict.

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Why No Battleships From Pearl Harbor Remain Today

A truly sad historical fact: not a single battleship that was in Pearl harbor during the Japanese attack is intact.

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Lest We Forget: Pearl Harbor Survivors Gather to Honor Those Who Made Supreme Sacrifice

Survivors of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 will gather Tuesday to humbly honor those who made the supreme sacrifice.

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Pearl Harbor: A Day That Lives in Infamy

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack shocked the nation and brought it into a world…

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On This Day: Nazi Germany invades Poland, starts World War II in Europe

The Nazi invasion of Poland, joined shortly by the Soviet Union, saw the end of Poland as an independent country, bringing WWII to Europe and paving the way for the horrors of the Holocaust.

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Ocean explorer discovers 5 sunken WWII subs, giving closure to hundreds of families

Ocean explorer Tim Taylor received the Navy’s top civilian honor for discovering five submarines that sank during World War II.

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The Jews who fought back during the Holocaust

Our communal sense of history and peoplehood give us the strength to continue while our enemies fall by the wayside. Op-ed.

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Wreck of renowned USS Nevada uncovered near Pearl Harbor

USS Nevada (BB-36) was found as the result of a joint project between SEARCH, Inc., an American archaeology firm, and marine robotics company Ocean Infinity.

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They Survived the Worst Battles of World War II. And Died of the Virus.

Inside the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home was a man who had served as a jailer to Hitler’s top aide. A man who had rescued Japanese kamikaze pilots from the sea. A man who carried memories of a concentration camp.

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'Nuts!' US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was...

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5 Things You Might Not Know About the Battle of Midway

The mighty clash between Japanese and U.S. naval forces in June 1942 ended in a stunning—and surprising—Allied victory.

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Millennial Reality TV Star: Teaching Students About World War II Bad For Their Mental Health

After candidates on Great Britain’s “The Apprentice” revealed they did not know which years World War II began and ended, prompting criticism of them on social media, a British reality TV star told “Good Morning Britain” that schools should not spend much

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Why Eisenhower deleted the Jews

The upcoming 50th anniversary of the passing of Dwight D. Eisenhower has occasioned a number of laudatory essays about the

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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.

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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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Richard Cole, Last WWII Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

Richard Cole, Last WWII Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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."

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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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‘Juden Raus’: Nazi-era anti-Semitic board game where you deport the Jews

  Who would have guessed that the Holocaust wouldn’t make for a perfectly peachy board game for the little German children of the Third Reich? As it turns out, getting rid of all the Jews just isn’t that much fun. (Of course, given sound