World War II
LINCOLN, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Lancaster Bomber 'The City of Lincoln' taxis on the runway as it takes part in a Sunset Ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II Dambusters mission at RAF Sccampton on May 16, 2013 in Lincoln, England. Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs were used by the RAF's 617 Squadron in 1943 to test Sir Barnes Wallis' bouncing bomb before their mission to destroy dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the famous Dambuster mission and will be watched by veterans from the original campaign.
These young people come through our museum, and they’re amazed at San Angelo’s military history. They see our Mathis Field and Goodfellow World War II displays, and see it’s been an ongoing relationship between the community and the militaryMore quotes »
Model aircraft soar at expo in Garden City
Dozens of model aircraft, from World War II-era bombers to foam-based planes shaped like Iron Man, were exhibited Saturday at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, as builders, hobbyists and novices gathered for the largest showcase of its kind on 8:29 PM Read more »
Nassau County anniversaries, May 19:
They celebrated with family and parishioners at Parkway Community Church in Hicksville. George was a B-24 pilot during World War II. He ran a home-based ad agency at which Barbara Ann worked until they both retired in 2004. They have four children, seven grandchildren Read more »
Discover Shanghai, China's free gems
end is the Peace Hotel, one of Shanghai's most famous buildings, where celebrities such as Cole Porter stayed before World War II . Nearby is a statue of Chen Yi, the city's first communist mayor in the '50s.Farther south, buildings including the former headquarters Read more »
Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were necessary
-- An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle.The comments Read more »
New armored vehicles museum for Bethpage
pouring rain and surrounded by World War II tanks and armored vehicles, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano on Thursday announced creation of a new county museum at the Old Bethpage Village dedicated to the war machines."Today we are creating a new chapter Read more »
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by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt and Co.) — The third and concluding volume in the author's “Liberation Trilogy” about World War II in Europe, this 896-page tome covers the period from D-Day to V-E Day in detail. It recounts the Allies' risky invasion of Normandy, 56 m ago from Pittsburgh Entertainment Read more »
Remarkable to witness birth of Eritrea [Video]
by the Soviet Union and before that the United States. One battle in 1988 — the largest on the continent since the Second World War — was the turning point for victory: The Battle of Afabet (also known as Nadew). It was one of the rare decisive battles that 9:49 PM from Ottawa Sun Read more »
A Seperate Peace: Did Finny Do It on Purpose?
Knowles A Separate Peace is thought to be a memoir of the author himself, set during the heart of World War Two, and the aftermath of those years. The protagonist, Gene Forrester, a seemingly happy boy, hides fear and paranoia within. His best friend and the 9:01 PM from EssayClub.com Read more »
Hamish McRae: Should Italy push for more fiscal prudence in this age of austerity?
the country's economy has now shrunk for seven consecutive quarters, making it the longest recession since the Second World War, and leaving it some 8 per cent below the peak reached in 2007. The recession will, I am afraid, go on for a lot longer. Istat, 7:32 PM from The Independent Read more »
Recognition for dad William Barker of who fought for his country in Second World War
on his ankle. Now his son Colin Barker, of Queenborough, has reclaimed four medals 68 years after the end of the Second World War. Colin said: “He wouldn’t talk about what he did out there. I don’t know why. “The only time he said anything was when the film 7:01 PM from Kent Online Read more »