World War II

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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In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in part because they paid an extra $50 a month. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
May 23, 2019 - 1:28 am
Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a...
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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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