Warfare History Network History, Europe The frequent bombing of the beautiful medieval city caused widespread death and destruction and resentment to the Allies. By any standard, the ancient city of Rouen, in Upper Normandy, is a historical treasure. Show More Summary
World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially … Click to Continue »
Saturday “All My Sons”: A manufacturer confronts a World War II tragedy and a failed American Dream in Arthur Miller’s family drama. Through Feb. 11 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.; 773-753-4472 and www.courttheatre.org Thursday “Hinter”: This world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright...
A Polish carp breeder found fragments of a Soviet bomber aircraft from World War II when he drained his lake near the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, local history buffs announced Friday. "The discovery was made just before Christmas... Show More Summary
? Conor Lamb, the Democrat running to represent this district in Congress, was wrapping up an interview with a reporter last week when Ted Skowvron, a 93-year-old veteran in a World War II cap, walked over to shake his hand.
For the first time since World War II, Sweden is preparing to distribute a civil defense brochure to some 4.7 million households, warning them about the onset of war. The booklet will serve as a manual of "total defense" in case of a war, and provide details on how to secure basic needs such as water, food, and heating, the FT reported. Show More Summary
94 year-old war hero and former Senator Bob Dole was honored today at the White House. Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate. The former senator, who today...Show More Summary
The recently accounted for remains of a U.S. serviceman who died during World War II are being returned to his family in Delaware for burial with full military honors. The … Click to Continue »
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. The Kansas Republican, a decorated World War II veteran and his party's 1996 presidential candidate, will receive Congress' … Click to Continue »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. The Kansas Republican, a decorated World War II veteran and his party's 1996 presidential candidate, will receive Congress' highest honor during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Warsaw on Wednesday played down a row with Germany over its demand for World War II reparations, with Poland's foreign minister saying the issue should not hinder good relations between neighbours. "At the moment, there is no question...Show More Summary
Germany's foreign minister has suggested an experts' group could be created to look into calls from some of Poland's nationalist leaders that the country should be paid World War II … Click to Continue »
It wasn't uncommon for ships to carry pets during World War II, but it is not everyday that a maritime mascot gets its own monument. Sinbad, a mixed breed dog that served for seven years aboard the Campbell, a Coast Guard ship that defended...Show More Summary
The 1939 Mercedes was built for and used by the Nazi leader during World War II
Some of the fiercest battles of World War II were fought on the sea. Here hulking steel beasts clashed in a thunderous, chaotic whirlwind of shells, torpedoes, smoke, fire, and death. For many of the great floating fortresses that joined in the fray casualties were a common occurrence, and for others these massive battleships became... Read more »
Armed with posters — some stating “The Yanks Are Not Coming”— thousands gathered at a peace rally at Los Angeles City Hall in the summer of 1940. A Los Angeles Times story the next morning began: Greeted by boos and a scattering of catcalls, Mayor [Fletcher] Bowron, invited by C.I.O. organizations...
A mutt from Westchester County who heroically served in World War II finally got his day of glory.
Scientists and engineers who worked for MIT's Radiation Laboratory had a saying about World War II: The atomic bomb may have ended the war, but radar won it. A new PBS documentary makes the case for that bold statement by telling the story of Alfred Lee Loomis, a founder of the Radiation Lab and a millionaire Wall Street tycoon who directed the U.S. Show More Summary
A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the US soldiers, Chips raced...
A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was … Click to Continue »