World War II

Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, from left, applaud as they watch a fly past at the end of an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 05, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, when the Allied soldiers, sailors and airmen conducted an invasion that helped liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Portsmouth, England. An image of President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown, right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 05, 2019 - 7:02 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local): 11:55 a.m. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, President Donald Trump is reading a prayer that President Franklin Roosevelt delivered in a radio address to the U.S. on June 6, 1944. Roosevelt gave the...
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US President Donald Trump, left and Queen Elizabeth II toast, during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 11:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 10:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is giving President Donald Trump a gift that underscores the trans-Atlantic special relationship — and the international order the president often derides. May and...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks to U.S President Donald Trump, right and first lady Melania as they view U.S memorabilia from the Royal Collection, at Buckingham Palace, London, Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Tolga Akmen/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 9:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mixing pageantry and pugilism, President Donald Trump plunged into his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, welcomed with smiles and a cannon salute by the royals but launching political insults at others in a time of turmoil for both nations in the deep, if recently...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump inspect the Guard of Honour, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. Like a bull who keeps going back to the china shop, Trump is returning to Europe. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a bull who keeps returning to the china shop, President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe, where on previous visits he has strained historic friendships and insulted his hosts. This time, he faces an ally in turmoil and a global call to renew democratic pacts. The agenda...
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Veteran John Roberts, 95, in a jeep as he arrives to the cruise terminal to board the MV Boudicca, seen behind, ahead of its departure from the port of Dover, England, Sunday June 2, 2019, for a trip to France arranged by the Royal British Legion for D-Day veterans to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. There are many events over the coming days to mark the 75th anniversary of the mass landings by the Allied forces against Nazi German forces on Tuesday June 6, 1944, in Normandy, France, that became known as D-Day. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 1:05 pm
DOVER, England (AP) — About 300 veterans of the Normandy invasion have left Dover for a six-day trip that will take them back to the landing beaches on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The cruise will take the veterans to Dunkirk and Poole before arriving in Portsmouth, where British Prime Minister...
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In this May 1, 2019, photo, World War II and D-Day veteran Charles Norman Shay, from Indian Island, Maine, poses on a dune at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Shay was a medic who on June 6, 1944, landed on Omaha Beach, where he helped drag wounded soldiers out of the rising tide, saving them from drowning. For his courage, he was awarded the Silver Star. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 02, 2019 - 2:42 am
ON OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — All at once, Charles Shay tried to stanch the bleeding from a ripped-open stomach, dull the pain with morphine and soothe the mind of a dying fellow American army medic. It was a tall order for a 19-year-old who had just set foot on the European mainland for the first...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, May 23, 2019, British D-Day veteran David Woodrow, 95, who landed at Gold beach and served in 652 squadron of the British Royal Air Force stands in the old mess hall, which during World War II served as part of Hardwick Airfield, on his family's farm near the village of Topcroft, in Suffolk, eastern England. From 1942 to 1945 more than 2 million American military personnel were stationed in the U.K., and across the country people still commemorate their sacrifice. Britain is dotted with memorials, many built and still tended by local people who honor those who died and remember the thousands of others they drank and danced and fought with. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 01, 2019 - 2:30 am
TOPCROFT, England (AP) — David Woodrow, 95, raises the American flag beside a memorial on his farm in eastern England every morning, weather permitting. He makes sure that memorial is tip-top, too. Dedicated to the U.S. Army Air Force's 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), it is surrounded by irises and...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, headstones at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France. The world will turn its eyes to the beaches of France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day. The United States’ representative at the solemn ceremony in Normandy will be President Donald Trump, whose complicated relationship with the armed forces includes allegations of draft dodging, feuds with Gold Star families and considerations of pardoning soldiers accused of war crimes. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
May 31, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It's typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any...
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May 25, 2019 - 7:35 pm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were identified last year. A memorial and funeral with full military honors was held Saturday in Bozeman for Army Pvt. William A...
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