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LI WWII veterans documentary to debut - News 12 Long Island

LI WWII veterans documentary to debut - News 12 Long Island | World at War | Scoop.it
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LI WWII veterans documentary to debut
News 12 Long Island
The documentary follows Sal Perrone as he travels to see the WWII memorial. (February 22, 2013 1:48 PM).
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World War II  1939 - 1945  Korea 1950-1954  Vietnam 1964 - 1974
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Family suing for DNA testing of possible remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Family suing for DNA testing of possible remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient | World at War | Scoop.it
The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.
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Wichita doctor recalls World War II missions

Wichita doctor recalls World War II missions | World at War | Scoop.it
Sitting around his kitchen table Dr. Lewis Smith does not come across as a man who once faced death on a daily basis. Smith was a B-17 pilot during World War II. He started flying bombing mission
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Navy to search Alaska ocean floor for WWII-era explosives

Navy to search Alaska ocean floor for WWII-era explosives | World at War | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy will be searching for World War II-era explosives on the ocean floor near an Alaska island in June.
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The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs - BBC News

The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs - BBC News | World at War | Scoop.it
Many GIs had children with British women but under US laws black servicemen were usually refused permission to marry. So what happened to the children?
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WWII Soldier Pens Memories of Ohrdruf’s Liberation

WWII Soldier Pens Memories of Ohrdruf’s Liberation | World at War | Scoop.it
I regret missing the opportunity to post on Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed around the world on April 24, 2017. Hopefully, this special essay written by a soldier who was one of the first to liberate Ohrdruf, one of the first death camps discovered in Germany, will make up for the lateness. I met Edward Thomas…
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Korean War veteran’s ‘final mission’ is to find POWs he helped free

Korean War veteran’s ‘final mission’ is to find POWs he helped free | World at War | Scoop.it
NOBLESVILLE, Ind.-- Sgt. Charles Layton was 6,000 miles from home and 21-years-old when he became a prisoner of war. In the early 1950s he spent four months in captivity in the bitter cold, suffering daily beatings. “The pain was so intense,” said Layton.
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House passes spending deal to keep the federal government open another week

House passes spending deal to keep the federal government open another week | World at War | Scoop.it
The Senate is expected to pass the masure later Friday.
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Of course it is only four days before my appointment at the NPRC and a week before my research at NARA which will both be affected if the government shuts down. Could cast me $$$ and inconvenience my clients significantly
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Julia E. Hamblet, director of Women Marines in the 1950s, dies at 100

Julia E. Hamblet, director of Women Marines in the 1950s, dies at 100 | World at War | Scoop.it
Col. Hamblet helped integrate women’s units into the regular Marine Corps.
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WWII heroine who was tortured by Japanese to be buried upstate

WWII heroine who was tortured by Japanese to be buried upstate | World at War | Scoop.it
A World War II hero who survived torture at the hands of the Japanese military will be buried with full military honors.
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The story of 'Patton's Panthers,' the black WWII tank unit that crushed Nazi forces on the Western front

The story of 'Patton's Panthers,' the black WWII tank unit that crushed Nazi forces on the Western front | World at War | Scoop.it
This black tank crew received the Medal of Honor, 11 Silver Stars and about 300 Purple Hearts during World War II.
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'Bouncing Betty': Nazi's Deadly Landmine

'Bouncing Betty': Nazi's Deadly Landmine | World at War | Scoop.it
Dubbed the “Bouncing Betty” by American infantrymen, these mines were buried just underground, only exposing three prongs on the top which were usually camouflaged by the nearby grass vegetation.
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William Hitler, Nephew of Adolf, Joined the US Navy to Fight The Nazis in WW2

William Hitler, Nephew of Adolf, Joined the US Navy to Fight The Nazis in WW2 | World at War | Scoop.it
Conspiracy theorists claim that a certain Hitler survived WWII, fled to Argentina or Brazil, and lived to a ripe old age. What utter nonsense. He moved to
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The Churchill Barriers

The Churchill Barriers | World at War | Scoop.it
It is thought that by 1943, 2000 workers were being employed with the construction of the barriers with 1300 of these being Italian Prisoners of War
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Man who brought McDonald's to Wichita talks about fighting in World War II

Man who brought McDonald's to Wichita talks about fighting in World War II | World at War | Scoop.it
William Foshee spent most of his life running a company that served up hamburgers, but he's most proud of one of his first jobs: serving the allies during World War II.   "I was in the first yea
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Taps playing retiree atones for missed service in Vietnam

Taps playing retiree atones for missed service in Vietnam | World at War | Scoop.it
The cemetery visits started three years ago after Marquardt attended a military funeral and heard a mechanical bugle. It bothered him that a recording was being used for taps and not a live bugler.
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RT looks into WWII mystery with amateur who found crash site of Soviet hero pilot (DOCUMENTARY)

RT looks into WWII mystery with amateur who found crash site of Soviet hero pilot (DOCUMENTARY) | World at War | Scoop.it
For over 70 years, the location of the crash site of a Soviet fighter jet piloted by Aleksey Maresyev – a household name in Russia – remained a mystery. RT’s Documentary team met the amateur researcher who found it, in its film Skybound.
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How the US Stopped Japan's Naval Blitzkrieg

How the US Stopped Japan's Naval Blitzkrieg | World at War | Scoop.it
But a month before Midway, in a patch of ocean 3,500 miles away near the coast of Australia, there occurred another battle that could also be termed the turning point of the Pacific.
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German president visits site of Rome's WWII-era massacre

German president visits site of Rome's WWII-era massacre | World at War | Scoop.it
ROME (AP) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has paid his respects at the site of one of the worst massacres in German-occupied Italy durin
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WWII veteran says Russian priests blessed approaches to Moscow in autumn 1941

WWII veteran says Russian priests blessed approaches to Moscow in autumn 1941 | World at War | Scoop.it
As the Nazi troops were getting closer to Moscow, Joseph Stalin issued an order to find the Russian Orthodox priests who would bless defense lines around the capital with prayer
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Benito Mussolini executed - Apr 28, 1945 - HISTORY.com

Benito Mussolini executed - Apr 28, 1945 - HISTORY.com | World at War | Scoop.it
On this day in History, Benito Mussolini executed on Apr 28, 1945. Learn more about what happened today on History.
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Blitz book shows how criminals thrived during the Second World War

Blitz book shows how criminals thrived during the Second World War | World at War | Scoop.it
Crime In The Second World War: Spivs, Scoundrels, Rogues And Worse by Penny Legg reveals how murderers took advantage of the country's bombed-out houses to hide corpses.
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Roosevelt wanted to buy a piece of Crimea in final days of World War II

Roosevelt wanted to buy a piece of Crimea in final days of World War II | World at War | Scoop.it
Crimea unveils bust of FDR remembering closer ties between Moscow and US during world’s darkest days
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Vietnam War Images by Vietcong Photographers (48 photos) | Old Pics Archive | Page 8

Vietnam War Images by Vietcong Photographers (48 photos) | Old Pics Archive | Page 8 | World at War | Scoop.it
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Nazi leader's son warns Germany could return to fascism

Nazi leader's son warns Germany could return to fascism | World at War | Scoop.it
The son of a Nazi governor has spoken of his fears over the possible break-up of the European Union and warned that Germany could return to authoritarianism if its economy hit the skids.
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Family of soldiers killed, missing in WWII earns Sullivan award

Family of soldiers killed, missing in WWII earns Sullivan award | World at War | Scoop.it
In early 1945 an Iowa soldier stood over his brother’s grave in Europe following the Battle of the Bulge.
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