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Liberation of Raqqa Similar to ‘Capture of Berlin in WWII’

The upcoming liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the terrorist group Daesh can be compared geopolitically to the capture of Berlin during World War II, member of political division of the Social-Nationalist Party of Syria, Tariq al-Ahmad said.

Eurovision Gets Eerily Political

“The singer is an ethnic Tatar, and the song seems to make reference to Soviet abuses of the group in Crimea during World War II. (‘They kill you all and say, ‘We’re not guilty,’’ she sings in the song.) There had been calls for Jamala’s disqualification that cited Eurovision’s rules banning explicitly political songs, but […]

Germany Pays Pensions to Belgian Nazi Collaborators by Concealing Names

Berlin pays pension to Belgian citizens who fought alongside Nazi Germany during World War II, the president of the Groupe Memoire organization said.

Labor Force Participation Overview

From Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Men, as a group, have been less and less inclined to participate in the labor market since at least World War II. From 1970 to 1999, the male participation rate declined from 80 percent to 75 percent. Show More Summary

Skydance & Alibaba Pictures Set Randall Wallace To Script WWII Tale ‘The Flying Tigers’

Skydance and Alibaba Pictures are teaming on The Flying Tigers, a film about the volunteer group of U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines that defended China against Japanese forces before America entered World War II. They were conscripted into the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force. Show More Summary

Taiwan's complex relationship with Japan affects recognition of 'comfort women'

Twelve years ago, a group of activists in Taiwan realized that just a few survivors were left among the island's women taken as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II, and they resolved to open a museum about their ordeal. The "comfort women" issue has aroused passionate public anger...

Want to meet Rosie the Riveter? Thirty of them are on Capitol Hill today.

If you see a group of elderly women in red Tuesday on Capitol Hill, you’ve seen the original “Rosie the Riveters.” About 30 women who assisted in the war effort during World War II stopped by the Capitol building Tuesday. The women are on a trip to Washington from Detroit organized to recognize their service. […]

Activists are asking the U.S. for a stamp honoring Japanese American soldiers during WWII

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

To mark the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, a group of California activists is calling on the U.S. government to honor them with a postage stamp. The Stamp Our Story campaign has spent the last decade petitioning the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate...

Army, Lawmaker Clash Over Arlington Exclusion of Female WWII Pilots

The acting secretary of the Army said Wednesday that not even President Barack Obama has the executive power to allow a group of pioneering female World War II military pilots to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lawmakers push to let female pilots' ashes rest at Arlington

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arizona congresswoman is criticizing the Obama administration for refusing to allow a group of female World War II pilots to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Speaking Wednesday on Capitol...Show More Summary

After 70 Years, Closure is at Hand for Family of Navy Pilot

The Pentagon agency that searches for missing service members is mounting a recovery this summer for a naval aviator who has been missing in the group's backyard since World War II.

That WWII Shooter You've Been Waiting For Is Releasing Sooner Than You Think

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

There's a large group of gamers clamoring for a World War II FPS. Not only is developer Driven Arts delivering one, but it's almost finished and coming to PC and consoles this year.

The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Heavy artillery wasn't the only weapon people used to fight the Nazi regime during World War II.

Iran's supreme leader released a Holocaust denial video on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UN-mandated commemoration of the Nazis' industrial-scale slaughter of 6 million Jews and another 5 million members of various other minority groups during World War II. Iranian Supreme Leader...Show More Summary

Classic

A recent video of some World War II veterans at the airport when they encounter The Ladies of Liberty, a singing group a la The Andrews Sisters. You will smile. [HT: Bill Wade]

This Just Doesn’t Seem Right

During the early part of World War II, the US Army Air Forces had a pilot shortage.  A relatively small group of women helped mitigate that shortage through various programs.  The first two such programs were the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS).  In 1943, these two programs and […]

Female WWII Pilots Kept From National Cemetery

A rule change is keeping a group of female US pilots who flew noncombat missions during World War II from having their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The women, known as WASPs, served in a special unit called Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew noncombat missions to free up male pilots for [...]

Another World War II MIA Returns

DPAA has announced the identification and accounting for of the following formerly-missing member of the US military. From World War II • 1st. Lt. Leonard R. Farron, 67th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, 13th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, was lost on 15 October 1942 on Guadalcanal. He was accounted for on 9 December […]

Scientists Say the Nazi Gold Train Doesn’t Exist After All

A group claimed earlier this year that a World War II era train was buried in Poland

Christmas in War - See How U.S. Soldiers Celebrate Christmas during World War II

During World War II there is always an attempt to maintain some of the traditions from home. Group of American servicemen celebrating Christmas eve at midnight mass, singing and lighting candles, on Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Show More Summary

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