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What It Was Like To Be The First Reporter To Land At Normandy

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Media

(Campbell's picture can be seen at http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2014/06/06/d-day-a-dispatch-from-our-archive/) NORMANDY, Ju...

Awesome WWII Vet Recalls Drinking With Patton After Getting Purple Heart

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

World War II veteran Jack Schlegel appeared on MSNBC with Chuck Todd Friday morning to tell his stories from June 6, 1944, sharing a tale of a persona...

Late D-Day Veteran and Filmmaker Samuel Fuller Honored in Daughter's Documentary

Steve Karras | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Steve Karras

Samuel Fuller wrote, "Heroes? No such damned thing! You moved your ass one way. And you didn't get hit. You moved it another way, you were blown to bits." That same thought must have crossed his mind on D-Day.

Obama, Putin Spoke On Sidelines Of D-Day Event

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

BENOUVILLE, France, June 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held brief talks on the sidelines of D-Day a...

D-Day Veterans Honor Fallen Brothers-In-Arms On 70th Anniversary

AP | GREG KELLER and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — It was a day of pride, remembrance and honors for those who waded through blood-tinged waves, climbed razor-sharp ...

These Then-And-Now Photos Will Make You Look At D-Day Differently

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

World War II veterans returned to the beaches of Normandy this week for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the historic day the Allies invaded Nazi-occupi...

20 Powerful D-Day Photos On The 70th Anniversary Of The Invasion

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

On June 6, 1944, wave upon wave of American, British and Canadian forces landed on the shores of Nazi-occupied France, in a surprise sea and air assau...

These GIFs Offer A Rare Glimpse Of World War II

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when 156,000 Allied troops launched the largest amphibious invasion in history. Many -- including those...

Jack Mirkinson

The Astonishing Reports That Broke The News Of D-Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Media

"D-Day has come." That's how the BBC first told its listeners about the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. The push into Nazi territory by Allied ...

D-Day Reflections From A Soldier

Peggie Walsh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

The story you are about to read was found in my father's files. I heard him tell snippets of this story, but here it is from start to finish... unedited.

Obama Pays Tribute To WWII Vets Who Stormed The Beaches 70 Years Ago

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACE | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, President Barack Obama returned Friday to this ...

D-Day: France Remembers the Longest Day, Salutes its Liberators

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

Grateful to the U.S. and other allies for the World War II allegiances and sacrifices and notwithstanding occasional "philosophical" and political discords, France has steadfastly remembered the battles and honored the heroes of those battles which led to ultimate victory over the Nazis.

Seventy Years Later, The Original Report On The D-Day Landing

AP | WES GALLAGHER | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The newsflash came on a slip of paper in a red-and-white striped courier pouch: "EISENHOWERS HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCES ALLIES LAND IN F...

D-Day: 150,000 Men -- and One Woman

Martha Burk | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Martha Burk

Martha Gellhorn was the first woman -- landing upfront, and the only female journalist with a brilliant first-hand story of the invasion.

Badass WWII Veteran Jumps Out Of A Plane To Commemorate D-Day Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Jim Martin, 93, proved he was a badass when he parachuted into France 70 years ago, ahead of the D-Day invasion. He proved he hasn't lost his touch...

Listen to the D-Day Generation, Their Time Is Running Short

Jim Moore | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

By June 6, 1944, World War II touched just about every family and community in America. We have not participated so personally in anything like it since, and we have grown apart from the men and women who continue to fight and die in conflicts that require only our tax dollars for support.

D-Day Veteran's Brother Was Holocaust's First Jewish Victim

Steve Karras | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Steve Karras

Lothar Kahn's backstory has all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, but the reality is far more tragic and even unremarkable. Kahn has lived two of the most compelling narratives of the 20th century: the Holocaust and the D-Day invasion.

Veterans Return To Normandy For D-Day Anniversary

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beach...

At 93, D-Day Veteran To Jump Into Normandy Again

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, June 4 (Reuters) - Seventy years ago, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into France, behind German enemy lines...

Hollande Will Avoid An Awkward Dinner Between Putin And Obama By Eating Twice

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

In an effort to smooth potential tension and just make things less awkward for everyone in general, French President Francois Hollande will be eating ...

The 'Me' Generation Celebrates D-Day at 70

Leona Foxx | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Leona Foxx

I remember walking the beaches of Normandy a few years ago, a side trip during one of my training sessions for the CIA. It was late winter. The air was brisk and damp.

Broadcasters Frustrated Over Access To D-Day Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - An international group of commercial broadcasters and global news agencies complained on Monday about access to this week'...

D-Day Veterans Reflect, Keeping Fading Memory Alive

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

SEVEN LAKES, N.C. (AP) — Seventy years later, Ray Lambert is still haunted by waves. Listening to the waters of Lake Auman lapping against the do...

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

Eisenhower Center To Mark D-Day Anniversary

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Staff members at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene are gearing up for two days of activities to commemo...