World War II

March 12, 2018 - 12:05 am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — A family's collection of old scrapbooks is giving historians at Fort Drum a detailed glimpse into the military installation's growth during World War II. The cultural resources staff at the northern New York home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division says sisters Carol Reed...
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FILE - In this 1942 file photo, crew abandons the USS Lexington after the decks of the aircraft carrier sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea during World War II. A piece of prized World War II U.S. naval history, the wreckage of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was sunk by the Japanese in a crucial sea battle, was discovered by an expedition funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (U.S. Navy via AP)
March 07, 2018 - 1:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A piece of prized World War II U.S. naval history, the wreckage of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was sunk by the Japanese in a crucial sea battle, has been discovered by an expedition funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The expedition team announced that the...
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Warsaw residents attend state ceremonies in honor of clandestine anti-communist fighters of the post-World War II era in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Poland's Home Army soldiers who fought the German Nazis during the war, continued their struggle after 1945 against the communist regime imposed on Poland then. Many were arrested and killed by the communist regime. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 01, 2017 - 2:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland owes its freedom to the anti-communist fighters who did not lay down arms after World War II, the nation's defense minister said Wednesday. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz spoke at ceremonies honoring underground Home Army soldiers who fought the German Nazis during...
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March 01, 2017 - 6:24 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister says the nation owes its freedom to anti-communist fighters who did not lay down arms after World War II. Minister Antoni Macierewicz spoke Wednesday at ceremonies honoring underground Home Army soldiers who fought the German Nazis during the war and...
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Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrive at the Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The royal couple arrived in Hanoi for a goodwill visit where they will meet with the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers from World War II. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
February 28, 2017 - 4:42 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a visit to promote goodwill and soothe some of the wounds of World War II by meeting with the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers. The 83-year-old Akihito, the first-ever Japanese emperor to...
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