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If you walk up the long gravel pathway alongside the spacious grassy fields of Whitehall Township's 110-acre main park, the view from the top of the hill is remarkably similar to that from atop the hills just north of Gettysburg. From the Oak Ridge...
Queen for a day Whenever I read anything about the queen of England, I ponder how different my life is (and was) from hers. We are about the same age. I am not at all envious of her, but there are a few instances where I wouldn't mind trading places...
Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Mother's Day, Values, Al Capone, Crosswords
Nearly 70 years after they risked their lives on the blood-soaked battlefields of Europe, a proud contingent of South Florida veterans of World War II was honored for their valor Sunday in a ceremony cloaked in patriotism and solemn with emotion. "That...
Name: Judy S. Walter City in which you reside: Chambersburg, Pa. Day job: Retired teacher Book title: "Nightmare in Europe" Genre: Historical nonfiction Short synopsis of book: "Nightmare in Europe" is a concise, easy-to-understand book about the...
As a Cook County Board commissioner, Calvin R. Sutker gained support from his fellow county commissioners to bring the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center to Skokie. As a Skokie village trustee, he helped pass the first open housing law in...
ReutersLONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - Work to salvage the sole surviving German Dornier Do-17 bomber plane flown in the Battle of Britain in World War Two began on Friday, more than 70 years after it crashed into the English Channel. Project managers said the plane,...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Museums, England, United Kingdom
World War II lasted six years, but Rick Atkinson needed 14 years to complete his massive trilogy on the conflict. That turned out to be time well spent. Now the wait for the concluding volume of “The Liberation Trilogy,” his magisterial...
The Holocaust has long been a deep and disquieting source of material for filmmakers, especially documentarians. As firsthand accounts of World War II naturally dwindle, though, cinematic inquiries on the subject have been shifting into more personal...
ReutersLONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - Britain is set to honour its revered wartime leader Winston Churchill with a banknote featuring his portrait and famous declaration "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat". The governor of the Bank of...
FrameworkWednesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where pallbearers set down the coffin of Baroness Margaret Thatcher inside St Paul's Cathedral in London. Dignitaries from around the world today join Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of...
email@example.comJohn Leather wears earplugs to church, but it’s not the sermon that the 88-year-old World War II veteran is trying to muffle. He said he wears the earplugs to drown out the rumble of a drum that’s played when the congregation sings hymns....
Tags: Arts and Culture, Heroism, Frostbite, Flat Feet, Explosions
I wonder if the curators of the excellent "War/Photography" show at the Annenberg Space for Photography were tempted to include Jeff Wall's "Dead Troops Talk (A Vision After an Ambush of a Red Army Patrol, Near Moqor, Afghanistan, Winter, 1986)". It...
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