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Holocaust Museum Opens UN Archive On WWII Crimes

From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public.

07/17/2014

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World War II Memorial Adds New Technology At Site

The National World War II Memorial in Washington is adding new technology to help connect with younger visitors to the site as the memorial reaches its 10-year anniversary.

05/23/2014

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WWII Vets Make Western Md. Their Base For D.C. Visit

About 200 elderly Midwestern military veterans and “Rosie the Riveter” factory workers are making Hagerstown their base camp for a free tour of monuments in the nation’s capital.

05/20/2014

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5 Fort Meade Homes Evacuated After Mortar Round Is Found

Army officials say five homes at Fort Meade were evacuated briefly after a World War II-era mortar round was found during construction work.

04/03/2014

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WWII Era Mortar Discovered In Fort Meade Neighborhood

Utility workers make an alarming discovery in a Fort Meade neighborhood: an unexploded ordnance in the ground.

03/12/2014

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France’s President Hollande Honors 6 WWII Vets, Including 2 From Md.

Robert L. Sales landed at Normandy in the first wave of the D-Day offensive and fought his way across France before he was wounded and left partially blind. On Tuesday, French President Francois Hollande will make Sales a knight of the Legion of Honor, a ceremonial thank-you for helping liberate France from Nazi German occupation.

02/11/2014

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Real ‘Monuments Men’ Records Go On Display In D.C.

Photographs, maps and records from the real corps of soldiers known as “Monuments Men” who were tasked with protecting European cultural sites and recovering looted art during World War II are going on display in Washington, many for the first time.

02/05/2014

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Congressmen Seek Medal For WW II-Era U.S. Spy Agency

The men and women who spied on Germany and Japan for the U.S. during World War II parachuted behind enemy lines, led guerrilla raids, invented special equipment such as scuba gear and established a counterintelligence network that endured into the Cold War.

11/29/2013

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World War II Veteran Honored For Military Service

John Leather wears earplugs to church, but it’s not the sermon that the 88-year-old World War II veteran is trying to muffle.

04/28/2013

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Lieutenant Governor To Honor WWII Veterans

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be speaking at an event honoring World War II veterans.

09/19/2012

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Md. Praised For Bill Seeking Companies’ WWII Roles

Members of Congress are praising Maryland lawmakers for approving a bill requiring the French rail company SNCF to disclose its role in transporting victims of the Holocaust, if the company seeks a procurement contract to provide MARC train service in the state.

05/18/2011

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Former Marine Corps WWII Correspondent Dies At 92

Cyril John O’Brien, a Marine Corps war correspondent in World War II and former media relations head at
the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has died. He was 92.

02/02/2011