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World War II (1939-1945)

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Top World War II (1939-1945) Articles

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  • Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]

    Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]
    Kids' lives these days are filled with superheroes who never did anything because they never existed. Children know all the movies and all the superhuman strengths of such fictional characters, but I wonder how many grandfathers these days tell their...
  • Ellicott City parachutist dropping into France for D-Day 70th

    Ellicott City parachutist dropping into France for D-Day 70th
    An Ellicott City resident has spent this past week in Normandy, taking an unique perspective on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Scott Gray, 48, a member of the Maryland-based Round Canopy Parachute Team, is taking part in...
  • Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day
    Seventy years ago today, more than 100,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on a fortified section of French beach as they began what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called "a great crusade" to liberate France and the rest of occupied Europe from...
  • D-Day veterans remember invasion

    D-Day veterans remember invasion
    Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell. It was still dark when the 19-year-old infantryman joined the more than 150,000 Allied soldiers making the secretive passage out of England for Normandy. Dawn was breaking when he...
  • Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion

    Linthicum native considered the first ashore in D-Day invasion
    Leonard T. Schroeder Jr. was a North Linthicum native and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, but 70 years ago he carved out a moment in history for himself when, on the morning of the Allied invasion of Normandy, he was credited with being the first...
  • A day to honor all veterans [Editorial]

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation...
  • Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer

    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer
    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
  • Laurel's Rosie the Riveters part of World War II history

    Laurel's Rosie the Riveters part of World War II history
    With most of the young men off to war, the nation's industries turned to another source of labor to supply the necessities to fight World War II: women. The vast majority of the nation pulled together to support the war effort that began in 1941, and...
  • Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

    Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.
    Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident...
  • SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory [Commentary]

    SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory  [Commentary]
    Perhaps the darkest episode in human history, the Holocaust has been at the center of Jewish and world consciousness for over six decades. In the spring of 1940, France was invaded and occupied by Nazi troops. Both my parents and grandparents, who were...
  • Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies

    Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies
    Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep of unknown causes at his Pikesville home. He was...
  • Maryland lawmakers told Holocaust bill could cost transit aid

    Maryland lawmakers told Holocaust bill could cost transit aid
    A bill that would block a U.S. subsidiary of the French national railway from bidding to become a partner in a $2.4 billion project because of its role in the Holocaust would put federal funding of the project at "significant risk," the attorney general's...