World War II

In this May 6, 2019, photo, Marguerite Cottrell, sister of John Reynolds, speaks during an interview at a recently opened tribute center for the Bedford Boys in Bedford, Va. Reynolds, had been killed in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on the coast of France. The 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy has a solemn significance for the small town of Bedford, who lost 20 local men. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to dry. Her mother read it, sat down and wept. Cottrell's older brother, John Reynolds, had been killed in the D...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, a mourner holds a crucifix during a commemoration ceremony in Bleiburg, Austria. Thousands will gather in a field in southern Austria on Saturday, May 18, 2018, for an annual event to commemorate the massacre of tens of thousands mostly pro-Nazi soldiers known as Ustashas who fled to the village of Bleiburg in May 1945 amid a Yugoslav army offensive, only to be turned back by the British military and into the hands of revengeful antifascists. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
May 17, 2019 - 7:45 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's divisions over its World War II legacy will be out in the open when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the country to drum up support for moderate, conservative candidates in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. While Merkel will on Saturday...
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In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo, British army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander for Strategy and Information, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), shakes hands with a Spanish soldier during a transfer of authority ceremony at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq. Ghika denied the U.S. assertion of an increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. (Spc. Eric Cerami/U.S. Army via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe. Dating back to World War II and including joint actions against...
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May 14, 2019 - 12:59 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A study commissioned by the Polish government to assess the cost of Nazi Germany's occupation will be published on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, on Sept. 1, its leader said Tuesday. Poland's right-wing government has called on experts to estimate the human...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, Medal of Honor recipient Bob Maxwell, center, salutes at a ceremony at Bend High School in Bend, Ore., where he received a commemorative set of postage stamps honoring the few surviving Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. Maxwell, the nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98. Maxwell died Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Bend, Ore. (Andy Tullis/The Bulletin via AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:01 pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) — World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98. Maxwell died Saturday in Bend, The...
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May 10, 2019 - 7:12 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia held a military parade on Friday to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions with Kosovo. The parade in the southern city of Nis included 4,000 troops, 300 military vehicles and 40 aircraft,...
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May 02, 2019 - 2:42 pm
On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, there are fewer and fewer living survivors and those with first-hand knowledge of the killing of 6 million Jews. WCBS 880's Peter Haskell spoke to a New Jersey man who had an up-close look at the Nazi war machine.
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FILE - This Jan. 18, 2015, file photo shows a sign at the entrance to Camp Amache, the site of a former World War II-era Japanese-American internment camp in Granada, Colo. A University of Denver team is using a drone to create a 3D reconstruction of the camp in southern Colorado. The Amache effort is part of a growing movement to identify and preserve historical sites connected to people of color in the U.S. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
April 30, 2019 - 2:56 pm
A University of Denver team is using drone images to create a 3D reconstruction of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado, joining a growing movement to restore U.S. historical sites linked to people of color. Researchers last week dispatched the drone from the Switzerland...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito speaks during the ceremony of his abdication in front of other members of the royal families and top government officials at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The 85-year-old Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday as his son Crown Prince Naruhito, left, will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday. (Japan Pool via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. "Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor," Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne...
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The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by the German forces during World War II, was recreated virtually with light as part of anniversary commemorations of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The multimedia installation, which included the archival recordings of a prewar cantor killed in the Holocaust, is the work of Polish artist Gabi von Seltmann. It was organized by a group that fights anti-Semitism.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 19, 2019 - 8:17 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by German forces during World War II, made a brief reappearance as an apparition of light during commemorations for the Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Light was projected Thursday night onto the modern glass building in the place...
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