Second World War

Pictures: Sun Dawns on Omaha Beach as World Marks 75 Years Since D-Day

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The five beaches are silent at dawn but forever haunted. As the sun rose Thursday over the Normandy coastline where thousands of men bled and died 75 years ago, a fast-diminishing number of World War II veterans remembered D-Day and hoped the world never forgets the sacrifices made to dismantle Nazi tyranny.

World War II reenactors stand looking out to sea on Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France, at dawn on Thursday, June 6, 2019 during commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Flashback: American Soldiers in ‘High Spirits’ Ahead of D-Day Landings

ABOARD AN INVASION SHIP (AP) – This story was first published on June 5, 1944, hours before AP journalist Don Whitehead, who became known by his colleagues as “Beachhead Don” landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day with the 1st Infantry Division. The AP is republishing Whitehead’s original report to mark the 75th anniversary of the assault that began the liberation of France and Europe from German occupation, leading to the end of World War II.

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Saudi Editor to Arab World: Be Like Europe, Stop Living in Past

TEL AVIV – The editor of a major Arabic-language paper has urged the Arab world to stop clinging to a past that no longer exists and start learning from Europe, which gave up on violence and war in favor of peace and modernity. 

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Jacqueline Saper: Two Irans and One Holocaust

Perhaps the next time we hear another hateful comment about the Holocaust from an Iranian official, we can remind ourselves of the two pre- and post-revolutionary Irans.

Iran anti-Israel anti-US protest (Ebrahim Noroozi / Associated Press)

Remembrance Sunday: Britain Remembers the Fallen

LONDON (AP) – Prince Charles has led Britain’s annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony for war dead, taking the role held for more than six decades by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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