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World War II veteran Everett Andrews will return to Bastogne, along with ... - Fayetteville Observer

World War II veteran Everett Andrews will return to Bastogne, along with ... - Fayetteville Observer | World at War | Scoop.it
World War II veteran Everett Andrews will return to Bastogne, along with ... Fayetteville Observer World War II veteran Everett Andrews will return to Bastogne, along with parachute used in war.
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World War II  1939 - 1945  Korea 1950-1954  Vietnam 1964 - 1974
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Preserving the past: 9 tips on obtaining missing military records (and awards) for you or a loved one

Preserving the past: 9 tips on obtaining missing military records (and awards) for you or a loved one | World at War | Scoop.it
Whether it's to claimed benefits earned, or keep family history intact, here's where to start.
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Hitler History: Why We're Still Learning About Nazi Dictator

Hitler History: Why We're Still Learning About Nazi Dictator | World at War | Scoop.it
Even decades after Adolf Hitler's death, a high percentage (at least half, by some counts) of Nazi Germany’s crimes remain unrecorded.
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'Hold the Line, No Matter What' — How 'PopPop' Earned a Presidential Unit Citation at Battle of the Bulge

'Hold the Line, No Matter What' — How 'PopPop' Earned a Presidential Unit Citation at Battle of the Bulge | World at War | Scoop.it
They were outnumbered an
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This Was the Invasion of France You Didn’t Hear About

This Was the Invasion of France You Didn’t Hear About | World at War | Scoop.it
The landings on D-Day have become iconic in the minds of many people who think about World War II in Europe. But the landings at Normandy were not the only invasion of France
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Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever

Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever | World at War | Scoop.it
When it comes to alternative history, the Second World War is king. Dozens of books and wargames suggest how history would have changed if Hitler had invaded Britain
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Killing Hitler's hangman: the dramatic story of Reinhard Heydrich's assassination

Killing Hitler's hangman: the dramatic story of Reinhard Heydrich's assassination | World at War | Scoop.it
As acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich's brutality was shocking, even by Nazi standards. (Bridgeman)   Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognised as one of the great iconic villains of the 20th century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi elite.
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The boarding of U-559 changed the war – now both sides tell their story

The boarding of U-559 changed the war – now both sides tell their story | World at War | Scoop.it
In an updated extract from the bestselling Enigma history, we revisit the daring engagement in which two men gave their lives to make a breakthrough possible
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World War II Airman identified after 70 years to be buried in Clearwater Saturday

World War II Airman identified after 70 years to be buried in Clearwater Saturday | World at War | Scoop.it
After 70 years, a World War II Airman is finally getting the burial he deserves.
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How Filipino WWII Soldiers Were Written Out of History

How Filipino WWII Soldiers Were Written Out of History | World at War | Scoop.it
How hundreds of thousands of Filipino soldiers fought in the U.S. military and helped win World War II. And how history -- and the American government -- forgot them.
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At 111, Oldest Living WWII Veteran Still Enjoys His Whiskey and Cigars

At 111, Oldest Living WWII Veteran Still Enjoys His Whiskey and Cigars | World at War | Scoop.it
Richard Overton has seen much during his storied life, which began on May 11, 1906, the same year President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize. 
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How the American Women Codebreakers of WWII Helped Win the War

How the American Women Codebreakers of WWII Helped Win the War | World at War | Scoop.it
SmithsonianMagazine gives us a look at the fascinating true story behind Liza Mundy’s new book Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. The first Amer…
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This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis

This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis | World at War | Scoop.it
Pioneering codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman, a poet and mother of two, smashed spy rings by solving secret messages.
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US Navy to evacuate 5,000 ahead of Hurricane Irma

US Navy to evacuate 5,000 ahead of Hurricane Irma | World at War | Scoop.it
The US military has ordered the evacuation of over five thousand personnel from a Naval Air Station in Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma.
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This fraudulent and sadistic Nazi doctor was executed in the same camp where he once worked

This fraudulent and sadistic Nazi doctor was executed in the same camp where he once worked | World at War | Scoop.it
Sigmund Rascher was working as an SS doctor in 1939 when he wrote to his boss, Heinrich Himmler, and requested human subjects for his experiments. Rascher was a member of the Luftwaffe, the German…
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The women who flew for Hitler: An interview with Clare Mulley

Clare Mulley photographed in London. (Fran Monks)   In the Nazi regime’s male-dominated air industry, two women defied expectation and rose to prominence as test pilots.
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The Battle for Nassau – The First Mission for America’s Marines

The Battle for Nassau – The First Mission for America’s Marines | World at War | Scoop.it
“Less than a year into the revolution, a force of Continentals invaded and captured the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Their target: a cache of military supplies that included 200 b…
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Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever

Yes, Germany Could Have Won World War I and Changed Course of History Forever | World at War | Scoop.it
When it comes to alternative history, the Second World War is king. Dozens of books and wargames suggest how history would have changed if Hitler had invaded Britain
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German WWII soldiers’ identity cards now accessible to the public | Ministry of Defence

German WWII soldiers’ identity cards now accessible to the public | Ministry of Defence | World at War | Scoop.it
The Military Archive Central Registry in Prague recently made the decision to copy and make available to the public approximately 1,160 German military identity cards from the Second World War era.
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WWII veteran laid to rest in Illinois, 73 years after death

WWII veteran laid to rest in Illinois, 73 years after death | World at War | Scoop.it
Relatives of a World War II veteran who died in a 1944 battle in the Netherlands that was part of an Allied campaign later depicted in the movie "A Bridge Too Far" have laid his remains to rest in central Illinois.
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This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten

This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten | World at War | Scoop.it
The North Koreans called him "the king of US spies." But the US military nearly erased the story of Donald Nichols, a US Air Force officer who played an outsized role in the Korean War.
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Why Germany Needs to Put a 94-Year Old Nazi On Trial

Why Germany Needs to Put a 94-Year Old Nazi On Trial | World at War | Scoop.it
t has been decades since Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness was published.
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47 years after Vietnam War secret mission, Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor

47 years after Vietnam War secret mission, Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor | World at War | Scoop.it
A retired Army Green Beret credited with saving multiple lives during a covert four-day mission into Laos to target North Vietnamese soldiers operating there will receive the Medal of Honor next month, 47 years after his heroic actions.
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How the Telegraph's Clare Hollingworth broke the news of World War II – and saved thousands from the Nazis

How the Telegraph's Clare Hollingworth broke the news of World War II – and saved thousands from the Nazis | World at War | Scoop.it
Up in my parents’ attic sits an old shipping trunk, plastered with foreign labels and stuffed with the leftover junk – remnants from the life of my great aunt Clare.
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Historic World War II convoy to pass through Kingman

Historic World War II convoy to pass through Kingman | World at War | Scoop.it


When the Military Vehicle Preservation Association 2017 Route 66 Convoy from Chicago to Los Angeles rumbles through Kingman Monday, don’t be alarmed. It’s not a time warp or a “Twilight Zone” episode.

There will be approximately 65 World War II era military vehicles with 200 people in the convoy. The vehicles will include a motorcycle, semi-truck, support vehicles and jeeps. The top showcase vehicle is a World War II half-track known as the “African Queen.” The Queen served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Paul De Nubilo, Kingman resident and MVPA member, organized the effort to make Kingman a stop for the convoy as it heads to Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California. The convoy left Chicago Sept. 16 and is averaging 35 miles per hour over 29 days on the 2,500 mile journey.

“This is something else,” De Nubilo said. “The people are just fantastic. We’re excited. I’ve got to tell you, we’ve got a Parks and Recreation Department that is just fantastic.”

The convoy is expected to roll into town between 2 and 3 p.m. and make its way to Veterans Memorial Park with the vehicles parking on Beale Street between First Street and Grandview Avenue. De Nubilo members from New Zealand and possibly Belgium and Australia. The organizer knows the components of it all coming together should function properly because of the hard work from Kingman Police Chief Robert DeVries.

“The police chief picked it up and made this happen,” De Nubilo said. “I’m real happy with him.”

DeVries sees the convoy as a chance for Kingman residents to get an up-close look at American values.

“We have a rare opportunity to have a piece of history rolling into our town on the 9th,” the chief said. “We have the chance to view the vehicles involved in conflicts around the world to defend what we hold most valuable – our freedom.

“This is a chance to view these unique vehicles and thank the owners who have worked diligently to restore and preserve a valuable part of our history.”

Mayor Monica Gates will lead the welcoming ceremony at 4 p.m. that will also honor veterans from World War II and the Korean War.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for Kingman to celebrate our proud military heritage and honor those who serve our country,” the mayor said.

Beale Street is scheduled to be closed from 2-5 p.m. so the public can view and photograph the vehicles, along with having the opportunity to speak with the vehicle owners. The convoy will spend the night at Southside Park.

There are more than 4,000 members of the MVPA, which was established in 1976. The association is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.

The convoy continues on its journey Tuesday morning with plans to visit Needles, California via Oatman before its next overnight stop in Barstow, California.

The next convoy is scheduled in 2019 and will travel the Lincoln Highway, which spans from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. The 2019 convoy will the follow the route established by Lt. Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1919.
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The Story Behind Killroy, the Morale-Boosting Meme From WWII

The Story Behind Killroy, the Morale-Boosting Meme From WWII | World at War | Scoop.it
Where did the meme "Kilroy was here," so popular during and after World War II, come from? Here are some likely theories.
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