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Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk stood with his head bowed after laying a wreath as dawn began to break over the monument to the dead of the World War Two's first battle. On this day 75 years ... The Second World War had begun. Mr Tusk's thoughts ...
Date 01.09.2014; Author Sarah Judith Hoffman / sb; Related Subjects holocaust, World War Two, Nazis; Keywords Second World War, WWII, Hitler, September 1, 1939, Munich Agreement, invasion of Poland, Holocaust; Share Send facebook twitter ...

Buffalo WWII vet celebrates 100th birthday. When Cole was a pilot during World War II he was shot down over Germany and taken prisoner for several months.
The events dated back 70 or more years and the veterans told them like they happened just yesterday. About 90 World War II veterans -- along with many of their spouses, families and friends -- filled the Flint offices of The Flint Journal-MLive on ...
FEASTERVILLE, PA - AUGUST 31: Warren Kimmel (C), 89 of Hatboro, Pennsylvania chats with Madison Lagreca (L), 19, and Karen Lagreca (R), 49, at the Kimmel family picnic August 31, 2014 at Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
During the Second World War, thousands of Jews, fleeing persecution in Europe, were allowed to settle in China. Shanghai was the main ... Before World War Two, Evelyn Pike Rubin was a Jewish girl growing up in Germany. But then, in 1939, when she was ...

The remains of a U.S. soldier who went missing in France during World War II were finally returned home to Tennessee on Wednesday.
Pam Bartkowski will never forget the scene three years ago, when she and her father, Richard Snethen, visited the National World War II Memorial. An army veteran, Snethen wore his old uniform and all his medals as they visited the monument in ...
Before the first shots of WWII were fired 75 years ago, a staged attack on German soil was used to justify Hitler's invasion of Poland.
The remains of a U.S. soldier who went missing in France during World War II were finally returned home to Tennessee on Wednesday.
Even though Lents said he hasn't interacted with any Japanese People since World War II, he doesn't hold a grudge. He believes the younger generation of Japanese people are different than those he dealt with in WWII. Lents said the POWs were kept a ...
Get ready to glide over to the first of three programs on "Swinging and Singing: The Magic of music in World War II," set for 1 p.m.
She was trying to help Harvey Boeckholt, a Korean war veteran, find a Des Moines Register article about his brother during World War II. It was written by the late Gordon Gammack, a Register columnist and war correspondent. ... She said the State ...
World War II veteran John H. Oliver has lived in Cleveland throughout his 88-year life and can often be seen driving around town, never without his US Navy cap.
GENESEE COUNTY, MI - The MLive-Flint Journal office on Aug. 29 was full of men (and a few women!) who served our country in World War II. They were invited as part of MLive's Michigan Honors project, seeking to honor our surviving veterans, to come ...
A few years ago, Sara said, he was at the Jersey shore with one of his sons when they came across an exhibition of bombers from the Second World War. There was a cover charge for tours, but Sara, who at 90 still insisted on taking the library stairs ...
Retired Staff Sgt. Edward Dement looks through a collection of letters and photos from World War II's prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III.

A photo exhibition covering China-US collaboration during World War II in the China Burma India Theater (CBI) was opened here on Saturday.
... Tinta massacre and the Faha Massacre. Online, Torres will tell the story himself in video clips that accompany his first-person accounts.
FLINT, MI -- Flint-area veterans visited the MLive-Flint Journal offices Thursday, Aug. 28 for a reception as part of MLive's Michigan Honors project.
2, 1945, in France near the German border during World War II. Once the smoke cleared, his fellow soldiers noticed the 19-year-old from Shelbyville was missing.
The fort in Cape Henlopen State Park needs a World War II-era weapons carrier with wheels (no tracks), WC-55 truck, cargo, 1 1/2-ton Dodge weapons carrier, said Dr.
The two are also working on a book that includes his World War II photos, something Phillips had long wanted to create. Weiss suggested he submit a copy to the veterans History Project, which "collects, preserves and makes accessible the personal ...
GRAND BLANC, MI -- Gerry Keyworth says he's not a hero, but the Elks Lodge 222 in Grand Blanc thought otherwise. On Aug. 20, they named him their veteran of the Year.
George Stairs didn't get stressed out about much upon returning home to Westmoreland County in 1945 when he finished serving in the army during World War II. "Anything that would come up, he would say, 'Why worry? I've been shot at by experts from ...
About 125 people converged on the auditorium at Cokesbury on Friday morning to witness a rare occasion indeed, the presentation of long-lost military medals to a Buffalo soldier, a 94-year-old World War II veteran best known in Delaware for his combat ...
One of the last flying World War II B-17 bombers will pay a weeklong visit to Suffolk Sept. 8-14, offering tours and flights.
"It sadly reminds me of the events of the Second World War, when German fascist ... occupiers surrounded our cities." EU foreign ministers meeting Friday in Milan debated calls for stepping up economic sanctions on Moscow, which to date have targeted a ...
The Darwin site of a WWII camp for a commando unit seen as the forerunner to the modern day SAS is in imminent danger of being demolished to make way for industry.
LaMont E. Gee, an electrical engineer and company executive skilled at the repair of industrial-sized electrical motors and a World War II army veteran who built bridges across Western Europe after D-Day, died Wednesday in Kingston Care Center of ...
After receiving military training as a pilot and a radio mechanic, Edward was assigned to serve the Allied forces in the Pacific during World War II. On Dec. 14, 1944, he was stationed in New Caledonia, a small French island located east of Australia.
More than 60 veterans gather to meet with each other as more than 150 people attend the Michigan Honors: Flint Journal World War II veterans open house on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Flint Journal-MLive building in downtown Flint. Jake May | MLive.
"We're closing the loop between the guys that started the 388th in World War Two, and the Fighter Wing today." Daniels and his crew were shot down over Germany during a mission.
But in one of my proudest moments as a journalist, I was given the opportunity to say those words to the nearly 90 World War II veterans who were gracious enough to come downtown to our Flint office Thursday, Aug. 28, as part of our Michigan Honors series.
... tanks and artillery. "If those are contemporary European values, then I'm simply disappointed in the highest degree," he said, comparing Ukraine's military operations in the east of the country with the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War Two ...
The veterans and their supporters were drawn to Colorado Springs to see their past on display at the Air Force Academy, which has one of the largest collections of World War II prisoner of war material, including a massive collection focused on Stalag ...
PLYMOUTH, Ind. -- World War II veterans will have the opportunity to share their war stories with future generations. So many years ago, World War II veteran Bill Murphy served our country. He relives those days with his dog-tag in hand. Murphy shares ...
Bakersfield, Calif. - The Kern County honor flight is collecting donations in order to take 80 local World War II veterans to Washington D.C.. Veterans and volunteers will be taking donations Thursday from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Veteran's memorial ...
Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) - The family of a late World War II Albuquerque veteran who had lost his service medals has received replacements.
He had been in Italy when James Jr. was born in 1945, serving with the 92nd Infantry (Buffalo Division), 370th Infantry Regiment, during a 16-month deployment that helped the Allies win World War II. His service in that war will be recognized anew ...
During World War II, German battle flags were prized war trophies for American servicemen, along with Lugers and SS daggers.
The Madison Historical Society will host World War II women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) veteran and author Bernice "Bee" Falk Haydu, on Tuesday, Sept.
Other elements in the display will include an 11-foot-long model of the USS Nicholas, a Fletcher-class destroyer that escorted the USS Missouri into Tokyo Bay for the signing of Japan's formal surrender, ending World War II in the Pacific. The ship ...
Orangeburg Stockyards Inc. on Whaley Street, which dates back to the pre-World War II era, continues to operate today. Originally called the farmers' Livestock market, the market underwent a number of name changes before becoming Orangeburg ...
Not a shred of human decency is on display in The Notebook, a handsomely made, hard-to-endure World War II parable set in an unnamed Hungarian backwater during the Nazi occupation of 1944.
Lucy Coffey, now 108, served in the women's army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and was one of 400,000 American women who served in uniform during World War II. During her WWII service, Coffey rose to the rank of sergeant, served in the Battle of Luzon, ...
After receiving military training as a pilot and a radio mechanic, Edward was assigned to serve the Allied forces in the Pacific during World War II. On Dec. 14, 1944, he was stationed in New Caledonia, a small French island located east of Australia.
A honor guard (centre) holds a soldiers' tablet during a ceremony to honor the dead soldiers of Taiwan killed in Myanmar during World War II, at the Martyr's Shrine in Taipei on Aug 27, 2014. Taiwan on Wednesday honoured tens of thousands of Kuomintang ...
The unlikely excavation crew is at an old World War II airbase on Horn Island in the Torres strait. Acting Sergeant David Young said he decided to take teenagers on community service to the historic site because minimal assistance was being offered ...
Rare WWII Vintage LST 325 to Visit Chattanooga. Chattanooga will welcome a rare piece of history to the downtown waterfront September 11 - 17.


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