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Buffalo soldier's long-lost medals from WWII sent to daughter - Buffalo News

Buffalo soldier's long-lost medals from WWII sent to daughter - Buffalo News | World at War | Scoop.it
Buffalo soldier's long-lost medals from WWII sent to daughter
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An Army officer from Buffalo, he was killed in Italy in the final days of World War II.
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Remains of WWII private who died in Japanese POW camp identified, returned

Remains of WWII private who died in Japanese POW camp identified, returned | World at War | Scoop.it
After 73 years, Pvt. Arthur Kelder, of McHenry, Illinois, who died in a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines during World War II, is finally home.
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WWII medals found on eBay returned to soldier's family in Washington State ... - KABC-TV

WWII medals found on eBay returned to soldier's family in Washington State ... - KABC-TV | World at War | Scoop.it
A small non-profit group is helping reunite military medals and keepsakes with families who didn't even know they existed.
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Escape to Colditz: Inside the famous Nazi prison - Travel - NZ Herald News ... - New Zealand Herald

Escape to Colditz: Inside the famous Nazi prison - Travel - NZ Herald News ... - New Zealand Herald | World at War | Scoop.it
Welcome to Colditz. - New Zealand Herald
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World War II veterans remember: Patriotism led Estelle Harrington to join Navy ... - Tulsa World

World War II veterans remember: Patriotism led Estelle Harrington to join Navy ... - Tulsa World | World at War | Scoop.it
Harrington, 93, who joined the Navy with her younger sister in San Francisco, would stay in for two-and-a-half years, 'doing her part' for the war effort.
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Mystery solved: Jewish WWII soldier's body found

Mystery solved: Jewish WWII soldier's body found | World at War | Scoop.it
Jewish Scene: His family never knew what happened to him, but seven decades after Israel Bristman was killed in a Russian forest fighting the Nazis, his grandson and namesake received an unexpected call informing him that remains had been found.
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The friendship that Nazi Germany couldn't destroy

The friendship that Nazi Germany couldn't destroy | World at War | Scoop.it
Joe Shute reveals how a son’s mission to honour his father uncovered one of the most dramatic - and touching - stories of the Second World War
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White House Hosts 110-Year-Old World War II Veteran

White House Hosts 110-Year-Old World War II Veteran | World at War | Scoop.it
Emma Didlake got to sit down with President Obama in the Oval Office.
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70 years on, Japanese firm to apologize to US WWII veterans - Stars and Stripes

70 years on, Japanese firm to apologize to US WWII veterans - Stars and Stripes | World at War | Scoop.it
A major Japanese corporation will offer a landmark apology this weekend for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor during World War II, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center that is hosting the event.
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WWII pilots cross paths in Bellaire pub 70 years after war

WWII pilots cross paths in Bellaire pub 70 years after war | World at War | Scoop.it
TRAVERSE CITY — There's no telling how many times Richard "Dick" Holloway and Charles "Charley" Cole crossed paths during their lifetimes.
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Four Veterans Receive Overdue Military Funerals In Middletown

Four Veterans Receive Overdue Military Funerals In Middletown | World at War | Scoop.it
MIDDLETOWN — Dozens of veterans attended a funeral with full military honors Wednesday for soldiers they had never met, watching as the Army and Navy honored the service of four men whose remains had never been claimed.
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More than 150 headstones for veterans’ graves plundered to build cemetery worker’s carport floor

More than 150 headstones for veterans’ graves plundered to build cemetery worker’s carport floor | World at War | Scoop.it

When headstones on the graves of fallen servicemen crack or fade with age, they’re hauled away to be honorably destroyed. Then the Department of Veterans Affairs replaces them.

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Unbelievably a very sad individual.  He should spend his 500 hours of community service with a can of brasso and a rag polishing grave markers.

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World War II History, Captured in a Private's Letters to His Wife - New York Times

World War II History, Captured in a Private's Letters to His Wife - New York Times | World at War | Scoop.it
Pvt. Hyman Schulman’s nearly daily correspondence became “not only a record of a historical event, but what it really meant to have a life, and a love, interrupted by extraordinary events.”
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Son uncovers truth of Korean vet father - Houston Chronicle - Houston Chronicle (subscription)

Son uncovers truth of Korean vet father - Houston Chronicle - Houston Chronicle (subscription) | World at War | Scoop.it
[...] as his son, Scott, dug into the past of a father he never got to know, a picture of a charmed life at war came into focus.
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The WW2 Daily by Paul Reed

The WW2 Daily by Paul Reed | World at War | Scoop.it
The WW2 Daily by Paul Reed, by Paul Reed: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Brown: Reluctant WWII heroes take their bows | Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Brown: Reluctant WWII heroes take their bows | Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times | World at War | Scoop.it
Frank Cummings and Robert Meiborg are among the vast group of soldiers who came home from World War II and never thought of themselves as heroes.
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Forgotten World War Two tunnels under White Cliffs of Dover to reopen

Forgotten World War Two tunnels under White Cliffs of Dover to reopen | World at War | Scoop.it
For 100 days in 1941, the men of the 172nd Tunnelling Company toiled beneath the White Cliffs of Dover to create a labyrinth of tunnels to protect the artillerymen tasked with guarding Britain’s coastline from a Nazi onslaught.
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Ukrainians visit Nazi atrocity sites as taboo ends - BBC News

Ukrainians visit Nazi atrocity sites as taboo ends - BBC News | World at War | Scoop.it
After decades of silence Ukrainians are learning about the Nazi massacres that wiped out entire Jewish communities, David Stern reports.
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Only with the Blitz did the royal family give up on peace with Hitler | Karina Urbach

Only with the Blitz did the royal family give up on peace with Hitler | Karina Urbach | World at War | Scoop.it
It is no surprise that the royal archive is closed to historians: a wealth of embarrassment lies within
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Remains of WWII soldier from Norwood Park returned to family 73 years after death

Remains of WWII soldier from Norwood Park returned to family 73 years after death | World at War | Scoop.it
The remains of a soldier who died in World War II were finally returned to his family in Chicago after his death in 1942.
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New Policy Paves Way for WWII Filipino Veterans to Reunite with Family - NBCNews.com

New Policy Paves Way for WWII Filipino Veterans to Reunite with Family - NBCNews.com | World at War | Scoop.it
A new White House policy will help reunite Filipino World War II veterans with family members in the Philippines stymied by 20-year immigration logjams.
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The Blitz In Colour: Unseen Pictures Reveal Full Devastation Of WW2 Nazi Bombings

The Blitz In Colour: Unseen Pictures Reveal Full Devastation Of WW2 Nazi Bombings | World at War | Scoop.it
75 years after the attacks which killed 43,000 Londoners and left one million homeless, remarkable unseen colour images have brought the devastating raids to life once more
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My SS family: German meets survivors of Italy WW2 massacre - BBC News

My SS family: German meets survivors of Italy WW2 massacre - BBC News | World at War | Scoop.it
Andreas Schendel's uncle was convicted over a WW2 massacre by the SS in northern Italy. He decided to go there to meet survivors, Paul Kirby reports.
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Newark native uncovers his father's World War II past - The Newark Advocate

Newark native uncovers his father's World War II past - The Newark Advocate | World at War | Scoop.it
Jack Fulton has spend the last two years learning more about his father John Fulton.
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How a crucial Nazi document came to SC

How a crucial Nazi document came to SC | World at War | Scoop.it
A war souvenir taken by a soldier from SC in Berlin in 1945 turns out to be a big piece of World War II history
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