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Lt. Col. Robert Hite, of 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders,' dead at 95

Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the famed World War II "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," died Sunday at 95.<p>Wallace Hite said his father died Sunday morning at a nursing facility in Nashville after battling Alzheimer's disease, according to The Associated Press.<p>"Today he decided to go home and be with his …

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World War II dog tag found on Utah Beach, returned to veteran’s family

INDIANAPOLIS — A World War II veteran’s widow was shocked after being contacted recently by a Veterans Affairs officer.<p>Catherine Wallace’s husband, …

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Anyone for a day out at Hitler’s bunker?

Recreating the Führerbunker is crass – but a sign that Germany’s collective guilt is history, says Antony Beevor<p>I suppose it had to happen. The <b>Führerbunker</b>, the subterranean Berlin hideaway where Adolf Hitler and a few trusted assistants spent the final weeks of the war as the Soviet army advanced, …

Spanish Civil War: Rediscovered photos in Navarra museum

<b>A museum has opened in the Spanish city of Pamplona that brings together the performing arts, painting, sculpture and one of Spain's largest collection of photographs, dating back to the 19th Century.</b><p>The Museum University of Navarra, built by celebrated Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, features …

Photographers

One of the last of the 'Doolittle Raiders' dies at 94

Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of the last survivors of the "Doolittle Raiders" who flew a daring World War II bombing mission over Japan just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, died Wednesday near Seattle. He was 94.<p>With Saylor's death, only three of one of the most storied group of airmen …

Military

'I have everything in my life because of him': Poignant moment Holocaust survivor salutes American soldier who liberated him from Nazi concentration camp hell in emotional reunion after 70 years

• <b>Emotional reunion between Joshua Kaufman and rescuer Daniel Gillespie</b>• <b><br>Pair salute one as they are reunited on Huntington Beach, California</b>• <b><br>Kaufman was</b> …

World War I’s first 6 months in 11 minutes | All About History

See more on The Great War’s YouTube Channel<p><b>For more stories from World War I, pick up the new issue of History of War or subscribe now and save 30%</b> …

Bletchley Park ‘girls’ break code of secrecy for book launch

Women who worked together throughout war meet – some for the first time – to mark publication of new book featuring their memories<p>For years Betty Webb and Mary Every worked a few yards apart, often through the night, in Block F among the codebreakers of Bletchley Park. Now, both aged 92, they have …

Bow Ties

What If Nazi Germany Won World War II? Fictional & Historical Scenarios

<i>How close Nazi Germany came to dominating Europe. Map by Morgan Hauser via Wikimedia</i><p>What if Hitler and the Nazis had won World War II? This is …

British & Commonwealth Forces

"Observation Post, Winter" by William Barnes Wollen.

Black servicemen: Unsung heroes of the First World War

The near-total exclusion from our history books of black servicemen in the First World War is shameful. One of the few exceptions has been Walter …

Discovery Sets Global Telecast to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Discovery Communications has set a global telecast of the Holocaust documentary “One Day in Auschwitz” in more than 220 countries on Jan. 25 to mark …

Holocaust Survivor Adopts Grandson Of Nazi Commander Who Murdered Her Parents - CNN iReport

Eva MozesKor who was born in Romania and now lives in America, has unofficially adopted the German grandson of an SS commander who was in charge of a major concentration camp. Rudolf Hoess supervised the systematic murder of 1.1 million Jews at the notorious Auschwitz camp. Eva Mozes and her twin …

World History

Forgotten treasures: 31 undeveloped, 70-year-old rolls of film shot by WWII Soldier

History, while being something we often repeat, is a precious treasure that, with time, often passes from recollection. With a passion to ensure that …

Historical Photography

If This is a Woman: Inside Ravensbrück: Hitler’s Concentration Camp For Women by Sarah Helm, book review: Survivors tell chilling story

The title a play on Primo Levi’s 1947 account of his time at Auschwitz, this is a compelling book about Ravensbrück, which incarcerated around …

Nazi Concentration Camps

One of History’s Greatest Battles—In Comics

Artist Wayne Vansant sketches the Battle of the Bulge<p>by KEVIN KNODELL<p>Wayne Vansant has been working on war comics for a long time. Best known for his …

Battle of the Bulge
Astronomy

Czech resistance radio antenna used in Reinhard Heydrich assassination discovered

Radio antenne British-trained Czech agent used to communicate with London over assassination of leading Nazi in Second World War discovered in attic<p>Radio antenne used by the wartime Czech resistance in the planning of the assassination of Nazi chief Reinhard Heydrich have been discovered in an …

Hitler suicide bunker to be recreated

The proposed reconstruction of the Berlin bunker in which Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide at the end of the Second World War will undoubtedly draw visitors in their droves. A tiny minority may have neo-Nazi sympathies and will view the site in Oberhausen (where the bunker is to be …

Beautifully Organized: Home Libraries of All Sizes

Whether grand or small, full or empty, bursting with books or outfitted with objects, I'd wager that all of us have bookshelves of some sort in our …

Living Rooms

12 Spectacular & Magnificent Libraries Around The World

We all know that studying can be a major chore at times, but when it comes to enhancing your knowledge through the power of the written word, you’d …

FDR outsmarts them all: Henry Ford, Joseph Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh and the American entrance into World War II

Fascism overseas or a third term? As FDR pondered that, he also had to outwit a nasty isolationist movement at home<p>Joseph P. Kennedy was not alone in thinking that if Roosevelt won a third term he would take Americans into war. In his opening election address, even vice presidential candidate Henry …

Great Depression

WW I letters project offers window into brutality of battle

One hundred years ago, soldiers from all over the world were spending the holiday season huddled in the muddy trenches of the First World War, …

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Museum dedicated to Jewish history in Poland opens in Warsaw

A museum dedicated to the history of Jews in Poland officially opened in Warsaw this week at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The museum opened its doors to the public last year, but the event Tuesday formally inaugurated the institution, whose full name is the POLIN Museum of the History of …

UK vet who left nursing home to attend D-Day services dies

A British nursing home says an ex-naval officer who gained attention after vanishing from his care facility and taking an impromptu bus ride to France to attend D-Day commemorations has died. Bernard Jordan was 90.<p>Gracewell Healthcare confirmed Jordan's death on Tuesday.<p>The World War II veteran was …

D Day

Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr John Jeffries – The first Aviators to cross the English Channel

Blanchard and Jeffries Channel Crossing, Friday 7 January 1785. Dover Library<p>Dover has been in the front line of many aspects of world history one of …

Why the Truman Library Is the One Presidential Library to Visit

While Chicago vies for consideration as the future site of the Obama Presidential Library, just a short flight from the Windy City stands a long-time presidential library well worth a visit.<p>The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Mo., holds a special place among the 13 …

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