World War II

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. The fighting for the liberation of Paris took place from August 19 to August 25, 1944. (AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll, File)
August 24, 2019 - 2:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate. Now in their 90s, these men aren't afraid to cry about what they saw in World War II. And they want everyone to remember what happened back then...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. The fighting for the liberation of Paris took place from August 19 to August 25, 1944. (AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll, File)
August 24, 2019 - 2:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. World War II veterans are back in Paris to celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of the French capital. Now in their 90s, these men aren't afraid to cry about what they saw in wartime. And they...
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FILE - In this Aug 16, 1944 file photo, American and allied troops wade through the water from a LST (Landing Ship Tank) on an unidentified beach, east of Toulon, southern French riviera, as part of Operation Dragoon. Carried out by French and American troops, it started on August 15, 1944. In total, 350,000 French and American troops landed on the French Riviera. For Allied troops in western Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis. Ten weeks after commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France is paying tribute this week to Allied troops involved in another major, but often overlooked, military operation: landings on the Mediterranean coast. (AP Photo, file)
August 15, 2019 - 4:08 am
PARIS (AP) — For Allied troops in Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis. Ten weeks after commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France is paying tribute this week to Allied troops involved in another major, but...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, Polish Navy troops stand at the foot of the monument to Polish defenders of the Westerplatte peninsula, where some of World War II's first shots were fired, during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Gdansk, Poland. Poland’s president has on Friday, Aug, 2, 2019 signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitched Gdansk’s local authorities, which own the area, against the right-wing government, which is pursuing a narrative that highlights Poland’s wartime bravery and suffering. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
August 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitched Gdansk's local authorities, which own the area,...
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August 02, 2019 - 4:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a bill that allows the government to seize the site of the first World War II battle and build a new museum there. The controversy around the ruins at Westerplatte Peninsula has pitted Gdansk's local authorities, which own the area,...
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The American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson visits the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Rev. Jesse Jackson gathered Friday with survivors at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate an often forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed in camps such as Auschwitz, the Nazis killed other minorities during World War II, including between 250,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 02, 2019 - 3:11 pm
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — American civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson prayed and mourned at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday as he joined survivors paying homage to an often-forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people — on a key 75th anniversary. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed in...
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South Korean police officers stand guard for possible rallies against Japan in front of a building which houses Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Police say a 72-year-old South Korean man is in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in downtown Seoul, apparently to express his anger toward Japan amid worsening tensions between countries over trade and wartime history. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 01, 2019 - 7:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 72-year-old South Korean man was in critical condition after setting himself ablaze in downtown Seoul on Thursday, apparently to express his anger toward Japan amid worsening tensions between countries over trade and wartime history, a police official said. An official...
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Maria Mostowska, 96, shares her memories with The Associated Press Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Warsaw, Poland, of having faced death during the 1944 Warsaw Rising struggle against the occupying Nazi Germans ahead of state ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the failed revolt. Mostowska was a young paediatric nurse during the Warsaw Rising, treating wounded resistance fighters and civilians in Warsaw, and the memories are still vivid even seventy-five years on. On Thursday Aug. 1, Warsaw will honor the failed rising. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 01, 2019 - 6:45 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Maria Mostowska was a young pediatric nurse when the Warsaw Rising against the Nazi Germans occupying Poland broke out on Aug. 1, 1944. Seventy-five years on, she still vividly remembers how German troops put her against a wall and aimed a machine gun. She recalled how quickly...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, greets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on a two-day visit to Poland for political talks and for the Sept. 1 anniversary observances of World War II Warsaw Rising of 1944, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 31, 2019 - 2:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany feels moral responsibility for the huge damage done to occupied Poland during World War II but also no duty to make financial reparations, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday in Warsaw. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is on a two-day trip to Poland for diplomatic...
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In this July 29, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing H.R. 1327, an act ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 30, 2019 - 10:06 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Donald Trump will visit Warsaw from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 to take part in observances marking the 80th anniversary of World War II, an aide to Poland's president said Tuesday. It would be Trump's second visit to Poland since July 2017. Under a right-wing government...
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