World War II

World War II veterans from the United States salute as they pose in front of Les Braves monument at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Monday, June 3, 2019. France is preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion which took place on June 6, 1944. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
June 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches. They are back on battlefields where the World War II veterans saw friends killed, took lives themselves, were scarred physically and mentally and helped change...
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President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, Monday, June 3, 2019 on the opening day of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 03, 2019 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump began complaining about his limited access to U.S. news immediately after he arrived in London for a pomp-filled state visit to Britain. Trump tweeted Monday that CNN is his...
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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 - 3:51 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 - 12:05 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 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 - 1:30 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 - 4:28 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 - 6:35 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 - 7:12 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 April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944, is returning to the continent to participate in events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day in June. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
May 21, 2019 - 12:19 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother." Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of...
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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 19, 2019 - 12:21 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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