World War II

(The Omaha Beach cemetery.  Photo by Frank Custer)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: D-Day, Seventy Years Later

The Omaha Beach cemetery will host a memorial service for the men who died on the Normandy coast while launching the invasion that would lead to Berlin.

06/05/2014

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Purple Hearts Belonging To 3 NJ Vets Returned

A group has returned lost Purple Heart medals belonging to three World War II veterans from New Jersey.

05/26/2014

Hollywood actresses flanked by two US navymen from the USS Indianapolis. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

New Book Talks Sinking Ships, Sharks, And A Notorious Military Mess Up

One of World War II’s most notorious naval disasters is the subject of a new book by one of the few men who survived it.

05/26/2014

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Veterans Reflect On The Meaning Of Memorial Day

Veterans groups have been taking part in Memorial Day services throughout the region this weekend.

05/25/2014

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/25/2014

(The Tuna Seazure.  Photo provided by Northeast Scuba Supply)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Scuba Diving Adventures in South Jersey

A getaway into an underwater world of pirates, shipwrecks, and naval battles is as close as Monmouth County, NJ.

05/08/2014

(credit: Debi Rafferty)

Memorial For “Wild Bill” To Take Place Next Week At Kimmel Center

Guarnere passed away in March at the age of 90 and he was one of a kind.

04/26/2014

(Jonas Armstrong stars in "Walking with the Enemy.")

Movie Review: ‘Walking with the Enemy’

Although the subject matter has import and gravitas, much of the donning-Nazi-costumes and narrow-escape footage registers as much less than convincing, sometimes presenting a level of broadness that recalls “Hogan’s Heroes.”

04/24/2014

(Jeremy Irvine and Colin Firth play a young and old version, respectively, of a prisoner on the Burmese "death railway" of World War II.)

Movie Review: ‘The Railway Man’

The Railway Man is an earnest, intense drama about the torture of a British Army officer at a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, and the victim’s vengeful confrontation with his torturer half a century later.

04/24/2014

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Sen. Coons Surprises A World War II Vet With 5 Medals

Strawbridge decided it was the perfect time to share the spotlight with his uncle, Francis Weaver, who was an Army technician during World War II.

04/17/2014

Wild Bill Guarnere, WWII Veteran and original member of Band of Brothers, receives Dom Giordano’s 'Person of the Year' award at Talk Radio 1210 WPHT’s 5th Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes on December 16, 2013. (credit: Cindy Webster)

Wild Bill Guarnere Passes At Age 90

William ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died at the age of 90.

03/09/2014

("The Monuments Men" stars include, counter-clockwise from bottom left, George Clooney, who also directed; Matt Damon; Bob Balaban; and John Goodman.)

Movie Review: ‘The Monuments Men’

The Monuments Men may not be monumental, but it sure is quietly but richly entertaining.

02/12/2014

(Fort Mifflin, in South Philadelphia, is readied for a World War II reënactment.  Photo by David Madden)

Fort Mifflin, in South Philly, Will Host WW II Reenactors on Saturday

“You’re gonna travel back in time and experience life on the western front for the Battle of Schmidt, which took place in the fall of 1945,” says Beth Beatty, the executive director at Fort Mifflin.

12/06/2013

(credit: John Ostapkovich)

Submarine Veterans Remember Fallen Comrades During Memorial Service At Penn’s Landing

Dozens of people, many of them veterans of the submarine service, gathered at Penn’s Landing on Monday to remember those who gave their lives below the waves.

11/11/2013

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Pennsylvania Students Get Holocaust Lesson From Survivor, Camp Liberator

At Keneseth Israel synagogue in Jenkintown, concentration camp survivor Ernie Gross described his experiences during the war.

10/16/2013

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