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World War II

(Teachers and students of Imhotep Charter School outside the Pearl Theatre, on North Broad Street.  Credit: John McDevitt.

A Philadelphia Charter School Makes ”Red Tails” Movie A Learning Experience

Students of the Imhotep Institute Charter High School went on a field trip to view the new movie “Red Tails” and talk about the subject.

01/25/2012

("Red Tails," a dramatization of the Tuskegee Airmen, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.)

Movie Review: ‘Red Tails’

If only the filmmakers telling this story were as high-flying and ambitious as the heroic characters their movie celebrates.

01/20/2012

(Alec Horanzy, 89, second from right, was one of four Pearl Harbor survivors to attend a memorial service at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge.  Credit:  David Madden)

In Valley Forge, Pa., Pearl Harbor Survivors Mark 70th Anniversary Of Japanese Attack

Pennsylvania’s lone remaining chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association insists its members will continue with these memorials, even as their national association in Hawaii is disbanding.

12/07/2011

(The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum resides in the fairly nondescript Building 5 at Martin State Airport.  Photo provided by museum)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Military Aviation History in Maryland

Today, the Glenn L. Martin Museum at Baltimore’s Martin State Airport is a treasure trove of American aviation history.

12/07/2011

(US Rep. Rob Andrews speaks at today's ceremony.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Ceremony at Battleship NJ Marks 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

A 21-gun salute punctuated the solemn memorial in honor of the lives lost at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7th, 1941.

12/05/2011

(The top of the plaque reads, "Dedicated to the Jewish chaplains who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.  May the memory of those who perished while in service be a blessing."  Photo credit: Mark Abrams)

Jewish Museum in Philadelphia Honors Fallen Jewish US Military Chaplains

The 14 chaplains served their country in World War II, in Cold War conflicts, and during the Vietnam era.

10/18/2011

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

New Constitution Center Exhibit Highlights WWII Struggles Of Minority Americans

A new exhibit at the National Constitution Center highlights the struggles of World War II veterans who came from varied backgrounds.

10/14/2011

(A USO New Year's dance during World War II.  Historic photo)

Positively Philadelphia: Constitution Center Party Brings Alive the 1940s

The National Constitution Center is holding a World War II-themed party this October 13th to kick off its new exhibit, “Fighting for Democracy: Who is the ‘We’ in ‘We the People?’ “

10/02/2011

(Tom Wilkinson and Helen Mirren star in "The Debt.")

Movie Review: ‘The Debt’

“The Debt” is a remake of a 2007 Israeli thriller about a legendary hunt for a notorious Nazi war criminal that examines that ever-elusive boundary between legend and truth.

09/02/2011

(The Philadelphia hearings on Gov. Corbett's Medicaid plan are scheduled for the National Constitution Center.  File photo by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

National Constitution Center Announces Innovative Fall Exhibition

Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center provided a sneak-peak on Monday of a new exhibit coming this fall. It will highlight the struggles of seven ordinary Americans who fought for equality during the World War II era.

08/15/2011

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Lower Providence Twp. To Contribute WW II Vet Recollections To Library of Congress

This Montgomery County town is collecting stories of war veterans over two days, to add to a national archive of such stories.

06/17/2011

(A Douglas C-47 "Dakota" was just one of dozens of vintage planes on the line for a previous Reading Air Show.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: ‘Gathering of Warbirds’ at WW II Weekend in Reading, Pa.

The “Gathering of Warbirds” this weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pa. is one of the region’s most enduring air shows.

06/02/2011

Battle: Los Angeles

Movie Review: ‘Battle Los Angeles’

It’s a paranoid actioner in a paranoid age, featuring aliens versus marines. No, not that kind of aliens. The kind from much farther away, not the ones who are looking for jobs. These aliens are after our water.

03/11/2011

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