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Liveblogging World War II: May 29, 1945: Henry Stimson

[The Henry Stimson Diary and Papers (part 4)](http://www.doug-long.com/stimson4.htm): "HIROSHIMA: >5/29/45 Diary Entry: >...I had in Joe Grew the Acting Secretary of State, Jim Forrestal of the Navy, Marshall the Chief of Staff, and some assistants of each one of them. Show More Summary

Hugh Ambrose dies at 48; author of WWII history 'The Pacific'

Hugh Ambrose, a historian who wrote the best-selling World War II history "The Pacific" and served as a consultant when it was turned into an Emmy-award winning HBO miniseries, has died at the age 48.

On This Day #40 – John Palmer

21 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

On this Day ….. On May 28, 1927, John Palmer, bass player most noted for his time with Don Reno and Red Smiley, was born in Union, South Carolina. He was a World War II veteran. He worked with Don Reno in the early 1940s; […]

With the Hawks gone, will you watch the NBA finals?

22 hours agoSports : Mark Bradley

The NBA finals are here, or will be in a week. (To borrow from my late esteemed colleague Jesse Outlar: “If the NBA ran World War II, Germany and Japan would still be in the running.”)...

Caitriona Balfe serves up an insider's view of 'Outlander'

The Starz hit "Outlander," based on the books by Diana Gabaldon and adapted for television by Ronald D. Moore, has had a bodice-ripping first season. Caitriona Balfe plays Claire Fraser, a bold British World War II nurse who is thrown back in time, in Scotland, from her 1945 existence to a rough...

German city of Cologne evacuates 20,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

German authorities evacuated around 20,000 people from their homes in the western city of Cologne Wednesday before defusing a World War II bomb unearthed during construction work. Residents living within a kilometre (about half a mile) of the site were told to leave their homes, among them around...

Boat Crashes Into USS Arizona Memorial In Pearl Harbor

Part of the USS Arizona Memorial was struck Wednesday morning as tugboats guiding the USNS Mercy, a Navy hospital ship, exited Pearl Harbor. Tours of the World War II memorial have been suspended because its access ramp was damaged in...Show More Summary

Decades Later, Germans Still Dread the Bombs That Didn’t Go Off

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Unexploded ordnance, covered over in haste or in oversight, is cause for alarm — and for wide-scale evacuations — long after World War II.

Currier Museum of Art Announces Hiring of Contemporary Arts Curator

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Currier Museum of Art announced the appointment of Samantha Cataldo as Assistant Curator. Cataldo?s responsibilities will include acquiring post-World War II art and curating exhibitions, including the Museum?s Contemporary Connections series. Show More Summary

The Fallen of World War II

The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo. The Fallen of World War II is an animated infographic video by Neil Halloran showing the scale of deaths in the U.S. and other countries involved in the war. He also has an experiemental...Show More Summary

'Aquarius' Official Cast and Premiere Photos

Official photos of the cast and premiere of NBC's new series, Aquarius premiering on Thursday, May 28 at 9pm on NBC. Synopsis: Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, Californication, The X-Files), a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, barely recognizes the city he's now policing. Show More Summary

How Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Survived a Bomb During World War II

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper has been one of the most revered and well-known works of art in the world for more than five centuries. But during World War II, it almost became “history” in more than one sense of the word. In August 1943, Allied leaders bombed a number of Italian cities, including Milan. Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War II: May 27, 1945: Diary of Chick Bruns

[WWII Diary of Chick Bruns](http://70yearsago.com/27-1945-sunday/): >Slept till 10 am. Wrote a letter home. Went on another picnic. Lore and I and her mother and father. We really had a swell time. When we got back her brother had come home. Show More Summary

20K evacuated from German city after World War II bomb found

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

About 20,000 people were evacuated from the German city of Cologne on Wednesday after authorities dug up a World War II bomb.

Historian And Author Of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose Dead At 48

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena, sister Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs said Tuesday. Show More Summary

Interactive documentary connects World War II data to the events

Millions of peopled died during World War II, but it's difficult to grasp what all the big numbers associated with the war mean. Neil Halloran explains in The Fallen of… Tags: documentary, World War II

Reconstructing London: Visions of the city after World War II by Ernst Haas on view at Atlas Gallery

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Atlas Gallery announces an exhibition of rarely seen images by Austrian photographer Ernst Haas (1921-1986), which reveal post-war London in the years 1949 to 1951. 32 images from the collection, which has never been on public display...Show More Summary

Americans seek out Dutch adopters of their ancestors’ headstones

More than a dozen U.S. families have emailed the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, home to thousands of U.S. soldiers killed in World War II, all asking the same thing: How can we get in touch with the Dutch families who have adopted our relatives’ headstones?Read full article >>

Rising from the Ashes

The federal government is now taking steps to reverse its 2010 decision to terminate the nation’s LORAN program. The LORAN program was initiated during World War II,

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