D Day

The Permanent Sabbatical

Seated on a bench with a missing slat in Paris’s Parc Monceau, I muse on the sabbaticals that have punctuated my life. The park, bordered by mansions of the Belle Époque, is an oasis at the edge of the Eighth Arrondissement, where long ago a village of that name existed. Its Renaissance-style …

Culture

Reviewing Combined Operations

<i>British forces in the Falklands, 1982.</i><p>Of particular interest for modern readers is the Falklands campaign which featured both Argentinian and British …

War

Epic Golf Vacation: Unique Trip Combines History, British Open & PGA Legends

I’m a huge fan of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, which I have visited multiple times. The facility was originally created just to honor and educate about D-Day (the specialized landing craft used on the beaches of Normandy were designed and built at a nearby Louisiana shipyard). But …

Golf

Black veterans treated as 'second-class citizens,' even today

“We return. We return from fighting. We return fighting.”— W.E.B. Du BoisMany can name exactly where they were when President Kennedy was …

Black History

D Day for embattled De Lille - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

The Democratic Alliance’s highest decision-making body the Fedex is expected to meet Saturday to decide the fate of embattled City of Cape Town …

Patricia de Lille

'They wanted to be together': Nebraska twins killed in 1944 will be reunited at Normandy

They’ll be together again. Finally.<p>On June 19, 1944, death separated Julius and Ludwig Pieper, identical twins from Creston, Nebraska. A mine tore …

History

Tax on trust loan accounts: 28 February 2018 is D-day for new wealth tax

<b>Short history on SARS’ dislike of Trusts</b>We know that trusts have generally not been favoured by SARS. The flat income tax rate on trusts is 45%, …

Retirement

Incredible colourised photos show allied warships as they battle Hitler and Japan for control of the seas during WWII

<b>INCREDIBLE images of the ships and sea heroes which helped win the Second World War have been brought back to life in colour.</b>The black and white …

Military History

Nazi executioner from Wichita found fame, but died his own mysterious death

John C. Woods took to the killings with morbid fascination.<p>The Wichitan had developed a career of killing bad people, badly. He was thrust into the …

Crime

Neil Francis: The day my life changed because of the outcome of a game of rugby

I found these words etched in bessin granite at the Normandy American Cemetery beside Omaha Beach, written by somebody who fought there: "You can …

News (Ireland)

Wave sweeps Nevada man out to sea on Oregon Coast; search ongoing

BROOKINGS, Ore. - A wave swept a Nevada man out to sea Wednesday morning, Oregon State Police said.<p>Christopher M. Kareck, 21, of Sparks, Nevada, was …

Portland, OR

150 years of powerful photos show how America was built on immigration

The travel ban, the border wall, the Dreamers... Immigration issues have loomed large during the first year of Donald Trump's presidency. But as a …

Photographers

Cape Town water levy raises important issues - chamber

Cape Town - The deadline of January 12 for Capetonians to comment on the City of Cape Town's proposed water levy is way too soon as most people would …

Business (South Africa)

Call of Duty: WWII — Here’s the ritual of hitting Prestige in multiplayer

I’ve been pretty religious about playing Call of Duty multiplayer every year. But with Call of Duty: WWII, I managed to hit the highest level of 55 in the game yesterday. That is the earliest I’ve hit Prestige, as the top level is known, that I can remember.<p>That means I went through 55 levels in …

Business

WWII veteran, 94, living in Tillsonburg, Ont., appointed to French Legion of Honour

Harry Sanders always loved being around water. So he was excited to join the British merchant navy and serve his country during the Second World …

World War II

Washington County man reported missing found in Gold Beach

<b>Update:</b><p>The OSP reports Alperin has been found in Gold Beach, on the Southern Oregon coast.<p><b>Original story:</b><p>PORTLAND, Ore. – Deputies are asking for the …

Portland, OR

Why January 3 has been labelled Philippe Coutinho's 'D-Day'

• <b>Philippe Coutinho expected to hold talks with Barcelona on January 3</b>• <b><br>Catalan giants expected to make fourth offer when transfer window re-opens</b>• <b><br>Summer</b> …

English Premier League

Canadian sailors honoured with flag over British WW2 warship

Today, it sits gently bobbing on London’s River Thames as a floating museum. But more than 70 years ago, with 80 Canadians aboard, the HMS Belfast …

World War II

Fodder scam: D-day for ex- Bihar CMs Lalu, Mishra, verdict today

<b>Ranchi</b>: The fate of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra and 20 others will be decided on Saturday by a special CBI court in …

India News

Scanlan: Polowin Avenue is a stroll down memory lane for decorated naval man

Alex Polowin received a pleasant surprise when he tried to pay for some body repair work on his car.<p>First, you should know that Polowin is 92, a navy …

World War II

Dispelling the D-Day myth

Over the last week in December and the first in January, one could barely open a newspaper without seeing mention of Divorce Day. This is the first …

Law (UK)

Who Punches The Nazi-Punchers?

This year, an old evil that we thought was defeated began its resurrection. An ideology that killed millions in the twentieth century gained a band …

HBCUs

Matt Damon movies: Top 15 greatest films ranked worst to best include ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘Bourne’

It has been exactly 20 years since <b>Matt Damon</b> and his childhood friend <b>Ben Affleck</b> launched their careers into high gear when they wrote the screenplay …

Entertainment

Baby boomers were reared on a narrative of goodness and rightness

As a youngster, I watched the popular World War II television series “Victory at Sea.”<p>It was, in my estimation, the finest WWII documentary series on TV.<p>I almost always watched it with my dad. It was one of those things we did together. I’d lie on the floor in front of the TV set, and Dad would be …

World War II

Graffiti Transforms Former Nazi Stronghold Into Dragonball's Shenron - Interest

A structure with a dark past was re-purposed into a symbol of fortune on the beaches of Normandy. Two French graffiti artists transformed a Nazi …

Anime

The plane that led the D-Day invasion was lost for 70 years — until it turned up in a Wisconsin junkyard

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and carefully restored in Wisconsin.<p>The C-47, called "That's All, Brother," carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other …

European History

Allied Plane From D-Day Invasion Being Restored For 75th Anniversary At Normandy

A plane that dropped off paratroopers on D-Day as the Allies were invading Normandy was discovered in a Wisconsin junkyard and has been rescued.<p>The …

War

Oregon police misconduct: Keeping allegations hidden

<b>By CARLI BROSSEAU and REBECCA WOOLINGTON</b><p>It took years to acquire the public records underlying The Oregonian/OregonLive's investigation into police …

Corruption

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check

Watch how quickly it all falls apart.<p>Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:<p>How likely is that scenario?<p>“I used to write cons & heists for a living,” John …

George Soros

What parents need to know about Call of Duty WWII ahead of Christmas 2017

Parents are often criticised for letting younger children play games like Call of Duty without realising it’s designed for adults.<p>I’ve been in stores …

World War II