World War II

In this May 6, 2019, photo, Marguerite Cottrell, sister of John Reynolds, speaks during an interview at a recently opened tribute center for the Bedford Boys in Bedford, Va. Reynolds, had been killed in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on the coast of France. The 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy has a solemn significance for the small town of Bedford, who lost 20 local men. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to dry. Her mother read it, sat down and wept. Cottrell's older brother, John Reynolds, had been killed in the D...
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In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo, British army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander for Strategy and Information, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), shakes hands with a Spanish soldier during a transfer of authority ceremony at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq. Ghika denied the U.S. assertion of an increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. (Spc. Eric Cerami/U.S. Army via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe. Dating back to World War II and including joint actions against...
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May 14, 2019 - 12:59 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A study commissioned by the Polish government to assess the cost of Nazi Germany's occupation will be published on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, on Sept. 1, its leader said Tuesday. Poland's right-wing government has called on experts to estimate the human...
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May 10, 2019 - 7:12 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia held a military parade on Friday to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions with Kosovo. The parade in the southern city of Nis included 4,000 troops, 300 military vehicles and 40 aircraft,...
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A screen grab made Wednesday May 8, 2019 from the site of an online vendor showing an Auschwitz themed product for sale. Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp, where some 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. (Photo via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. The museum in Poland learned...
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People look on floating handmade boats with the names of Nazi concentration camps, during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Hayarkon park in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Israel marking the annual Day of Remembrance for the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide who perished during World War II. Hebrew reads "to remember". (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
May 01, 2019 - 2:47 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday began commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in honor of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, as leaders voiced concerns about a rising wave of anti-Semitism around the world. In emotional addresses to an opening ceremony at Israel's national Holocaust...
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FILE - This Jan. 18, 2015, file photo shows a sign at the entrance to Camp Amache, the site of a former World War II-era Japanese-American internment camp in Granada, Colo. A University of Denver team is using a drone to create a 3D reconstruction of the camp in southern Colorado. The Amache effort is part of a growing movement to identify and preserve historical sites connected to people of color in the U.S. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
April 30, 2019 - 11:11 am
A University of Denver team is using drone images to create a 3D reconstruction of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado. Researchers last week used the drone from the Switzerland-based company senseFly as part of a mapping project to help future restoration work at Camp...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito speaks during the ceremony of his abdication in front of other members of the royal families and top government officials at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The 85-year-old Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday as his son Crown Prince Naruhito, left, will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday. (Japan Pool via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. "Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor," Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne...
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In this Oct. 1, 1960, file photo, Crown Prince Akihito is photographed while on a boat trip around Manhattan Island sight-seeing in New York. In the background is the Statue of Liberty. The Japanese royals were in New York as part of their state visit. When he abdicates April 30, 2019, Akihito will become the first emperor in Japan’s modern history to see his era end without ever having a war. (AP Photo)
April 26, 2019 - 12:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name. Akihito was just 11 when he heard his father Hirohito's voice on the radio declaring Japan's surrender in World War II. Though he wouldn't become emperor himself for another 44 years...
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The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by the German forces during World War II, was recreated virtually with light as part of anniversary commemorations of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The multimedia installation, which included the archival recordings of a prewar cantor killed in the Holocaust, is the work of Polish artist Gabi von Seltmann. It was organized by a group that fights anti-Semitism.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 19, 2019 - 8:17 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by German forces during World War II, made a brief reappearance as an apparition of light during commemorations for the Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Light was projected Thursday night onto the modern glass building in the place...
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