World War II

A uniformed man carries a Croatian flag during a commemoration ceremony in Bleiburg, Austria, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters have gathered in a field in southern Austria to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazis by victorious communists at the end of World War II. The controversial annual event was held Saturday amid a surge of far-right sentiments in Croatia, the European Union's newest member. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
May 12, 2018 - 11:01 am
BLEIBURG, Austria (AP) — Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters gathered in a field in southern Austria on Saturday to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazi Croats by victorious communists at the end of World War II. The controversial annual event was held amid a surge of far-right sentiment in...
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May 08, 2018 - 5:38 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is leading ceremonies marking 73 years since the defeat of the Nazis and the end of World War II in Europe. Macron rode up the Champs-Elysees in Paris, escorted by helmeted Republican Guards. He spoke with war veterans, and laid wreaths at a statue of...
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In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 photo, World War II veteran Bob Barger poses with his Naval flight school certificate in Toledo, Ohio. Barger is set to graduate from the University of Toledo after a review of his transcripts showed he completed enough classes in the late 1940s for a two-year degree. (AP Photo/John Seewer)
April 30, 2018 - 6:01 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Like so many American soldiers returning home from World War II, Bob Barger started working a new job and going to college. Once he settled into his career and raising a family, finishing school was no longer a priority. Now, 68 years since he last sat in a classroom, Barger is...
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CORRECTS YEAR TO 1943 FROM 1093 - This undated photo released by the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shows U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Quinn, who died Nov. 20, 1943, during the battle of Tarawa in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Quinn's remains have been identified and a burial with full military honors will be held on May 5 in his hometown of Temple, N.H. (Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 4:02 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For nearly six decades, a Marine Corps sergeant's family lived under the misconception that his body was lost at sea during World War II. Killed in what has been called the bloody Battle of Tarawa, David Quinn's remains have been identified and are on their way home to New...
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In this picture taken on Friday, April 20, 2018, and provided by Slovak police, an unexploded World War II bomb lies on the field near the town of Sturovo, Slovakia. Slovak authorities have started evacuating people in a town near the southern border with Hungary after four unexploded World War II bombs were found. (Slovakian Police via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 8:17 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak authorities have started evacuating people in a town near the southern border with Hungary after four unexploded World War II bombs were found. Police said Friday they are evacuating people from a street in the town of Sturovo after the 100-kilogram (220-pound)...
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Photo provided by Berlin police Friday, April 20, 2018 shows the bomb squad of the state police Berlin posing behind a bomb from WWII that was found in central Berlin and is planned to be defused on Friday. (Polizei Berlin via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 7:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police evacuated thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shut down the main train station as a precaution while they defused and removed an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. Some 10,000 residents and workers...
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April 18, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they will have to evacuate a large area of central Berlin including the city's main train station on Friday to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work. Police in the German capital said Wednesday that all buildings in...
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This March 24, 2018 photo provided by Paul G. Allen shows part of the stern section on the light cruiser USS Helena. Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage. The March 23, 2018 discovery revives stories of the battle-tested ship's endurance and the nearly unbelievable survival story of 165 of the crewmen. In all, 732 of the 900 crew survived its July 5, 1943 sinking. (Paul G. Allen via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 10:48 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands, reviving stories of the battle-...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israel is commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
April 12, 2018 - 4:45 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis stood still on Thursday for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as a two-minute siren wailed across the country and the nation paid respects to those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israel is commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
April 11, 2018 - 3:57 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned archenemy Iran not to test Israel amid escalating regional tensions as the country marked its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War...
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