World War II

On Anne Frank’s 90th Birthday, Her Friends Meet Students

AMSTERDAM — On the day Anne Frank would have turned 90, the museum dedicated to keeping alive her story has brought together schoolchildren and two of the Jewish diarist’s friends at the apartment where she lived with her family before going into hiding from Nazis who occupied the Netherlands during World War II.

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D-Day in Photos: ‘The Free Men of the World Are Marching Together to Victory’

On Tuesday, June 6, 1944, over 160,000 brave men crossed the choppy waters of the English Channel to land in enemy-occupied France for the long-awaited liberation of “Fortress Europe.” The following photo essay is offered in their honor and in honor of the men and women of our Greatest Generation.

American assault troops in a landing craft huddle behind the shield 06 June 1944 approaching Utah Beach while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to …

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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Matt Naylor on 140 Veteran Suicides per Week: Don’t Let Them Be ‘Forgotten Soldiers’

Matt Naylor, president and CEO of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO, noted the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) estimate of 140 weekly suicides among veterans, offering his remarks ahead of Memorial Day in a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Rick Manning.

Iraq war veteran couple Colleen Ryan and Jeff Hensley of the US Navy comfort each other as they help set up 1,892 American flags on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2014. The Iraq and Afghanistan veterans installed the flags to represent the 1,892 veterans and service …

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Seeks Summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un without preconditions, a considerable political risk given Abe’s previous focus on resolving the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea before any such talks could occur. Abe’s softening stance toward North Korea comes as Japanese relations with South Korea are deteriorating due to even older issues that stretch back to World War II.

Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports

Instagram Story Aims to Engage New Generation with Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — For seven decades, survivor testimony has been the centerpiece of Holocaust commemoration. But with the world’s community of aging survivors rapidly shrinking and global understanding of the genocide that killed 6 million Jews declining, advocates of Holocaust

The file picture taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army in January, 1945 shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms including Martha Weiss who was ten years-old, 6th from right, at the time behind barbed wire fencing in the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi concentration camp. The German …