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USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean
On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Batt...
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Mary Soames, Daughter of Winston Churchill, Dies
Mary Soames, the youngest daughter of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Has died. According to a BBC News report, Soames died on Saturday ...
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Actor, Dies at 95
Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., best known for his roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I., passed away at his ranch in Southern Cal...
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Bill Guarnere, of Band of Brothers Fame, Dies at 90
William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, Sr. was rushed to a hospital from his home in Philadelphia Saturday morning. By the time Saturday night had ...
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Iwo Jima Anniversary Remembered Across The Nation
Wednesday marked the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima – one of the worst battles of World War II. Across the nation many remembered th...
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Mikhail Kalashnikov Mourned the Deaths Caused by His Invention
The deceased Russian designer of the Ak-47 may have just felt guilty months before his death in December. According to a heartfelt letter to Russia’...
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Mikhail Kalashnikov, Pioneer of AK-47 Dies at 94
Russian gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov died on Monday 23 at the age of 94. He was well known for his creation of the AK-47, which became one of the ...
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Doolittle Raid: Four of Eighty Men Still Living
The “final reunion” of the men that took part in the Doolittle Raid took place at the US Air Force’s National Museum in Dayton, Ohio on ...
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‘Stalingrad’ Takes Chinese Box Office By Storm
Stalingrad‘s depiction of the battle between Hitler and Stalin during World War II has taken the Chinese box office by storm. In fact, the 3-D m...
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Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Delayed to 2014
Back in September, Pixar’s massive release date pushback gave moviegoers the prospect of a 2014 without a single Pixar movie. Now, with less tha...
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Massacre Oradour: German Leader Visits WWII Site
The year is 1944, and it is June 10, a Saturday. It is idyllic and serene in Oradour-sur-Glane, or it would be, if the threat of war had not cast its ...
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Google Launches Online Exhibits Looking At Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings
Google announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on a group of online ...
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Minnesota: Nazi Commander Found Living in the U.S.
A 94-year-old Nazi commander has allegedly been found living in the U.S. state of Minnesota. According to an Associated Press investiagation, Michael ...
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Japan Mayor Apologizes For Sex Slaves Comments
Earlier this month, Osaka, Japan Mayor and co-leader of the Japan Restoration Party, Toru Hashimoto caused controversy by referring Japan’s poli...
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Jolie, Coen Brothers Team Up on WWII POW Biopic
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ethan and Joel Coen (the Coen brothers, most known for movies such as Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and The ...
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Company of Heroes 2 Gameplay Trailer Released
Company of Heroes fans have been waiting a long time for a look at Company of Heroes 2, and THQ knows it. The publisher earlier this week even saw fit...
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Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90
Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States...
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Nazis Planned to Kill Churchill with Exploding Chocolate
Nazis planned to kill Churchill with exploding chocolate? Apparently so. Although I’d like to think that some talented individual out there coul...
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Hitler Protected Jewish Vet During World War II
Hitler protected a Jewish Vet during World War II, one historian recently discovered. In order to prevent the World War I veteran from falling prey to...
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