World War II

In this May 19, 2018, photo, Japanese interpreter Mariko Nagai speaks during an interview with a backdrop of Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo which symbolized Japan’s revival just 19 years after World War II. The stadium hosted swimming in 1964 and will host handball in 2020. Nagai was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling swimming venue, where American Don Schollander would win four gold medals. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
July 20, 2018 - 9:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium — the late-architect Kenzo Tange's masterpiece from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics — and pictured the city in that era. She was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling swimming venue, where...
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Phil Rosenkrantz receives the flag from his uncle's casket from a member of an Honor Guard during services Friday, July 20, 2018, at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif., for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz, who was killed on Sept. 28, 1944, while on a mission to disrupt German defensive lines in the Netherlands during World War II. His remains weren't identified until 2017 and were laid to rest Friday. (Terry Pierson /The Orange County Register via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 7:48 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 74 years after he was killed in a ferocious World War II battle, Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz has been laid to rest in Southern California. Flags were lowered to half-staff as relatives gathered Friday for Rosencrantz's funeral at Riverside National Cemetery, where...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2003, file photo, relatives of Guatemalan born Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Antonio Gutierrez, one of the first combat casualties of the Iraq War, gather around his coffin at his funeral at Los Cipreses cemetery in Guatemala City. The Guatemalan-born Gutierrez, who entered to U.S. illegally as an orphan teen, was killed in battle around the port city of Umm Qasr. Hundreds attended his memorial service outside of Los Angeles. He was granted American citizenship posthumously. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
July 15, 2018 - 12:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged . A few said the Army informed them they had been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a joint press conference following their meeting at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 2:07 pm
ELLESBOROUGH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to the legacy of Winston Churchill on Friday amid questions about whether he's putting new strains on the "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K. that was forged more than 70 years ago. During a joint news conference with...
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A local resident, center, who rents replicas of Joseph Stalin uniforms outside of the Stalin bunker in Samara, Russia, is flanked by Mexican fans, Edgard Ramírez and his wife, Edly Mortera, right, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Stalin's secret WWII bunker has become the unlikely meeting point for thousands of cheerful fans who have arrived to the city during the World Cup days (AP photo/ Luis Andres Henao)
July 05, 2018 - 12:36 pm
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Joseph Stalin's secret bunker has become the unlikely meeting point for thousands of fans who have descended on the Russian city of Samara during the World Cup. Emerging from the underground shelter more than 120 feet (37 meters) below, Mexicans donning traditional sombreros...
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President Donald Trump speaks before he awards the Medal of Honor to 1st Lt. Garlin Conner as his widow Pauline Connor accepts the posthumous recognition, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Conner is being recognized for actions on Jan. 24, 1945, when he left a position of relative safety for a better position "to direct artillery fire onto the assaulting enemy infantry and armor." Conner remained in an exposed position for three hours, despite German forces coming within five yards of his position and friendly artillery shells exploding around him. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 26, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding the Medal of Honor to a deceased Army intelligence officer who showed gallantry during World War II. The widow of 1st Lt. Garlin Conner is accepting the posthumous recognition Tuesday for her husband's valor on the battlefield. Trump is hailing...
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Britain's Prince William, second left, visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Debbie Hill/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 10:32 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional visit to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and a meeting with two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, who guided the Duke of Cambridge through...
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A flower lei sits on part of a wood deck and steel plate from the USS Arizona that are being held in place by white beams while sitting in a crate while waiting to be loaded onto a airplane Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Honolulu. An 800-pound chunk from the USS Arizona battleship that sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor is heading to Texas for display at a war memorial. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
June 22, 2018 - 3:11 am
HONOLULU (AP) — An 800-pound (363-kilogram) chunk from the USS Arizona battleship that sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor is heading to Texas for display at a war memorial. The Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo will receive the rusted steel plate and part of the battleship's...
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory, center, arrives a surprise ceremony honoring him, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Honolulu. Emory, who served aboard the USS Honolulu during the 1941 attack, is moving back the the mainland and wanted to visit the site where his former ship was moored one last time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
June 20, 2018 - 10:45 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Ray Emory survived the early morning attack on Pearl Harbor that killed nearly 2,400 servicemen in shower of bombs and explosions nearly 80 years ago. The 97-year-old never forgot those who died that day, spending the past few decades doggedly pushing for the remains of...
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In this Sunday, June 17, 2018 photo, Russian soldiers take part in changing guard at the Hall of Military Glory in Volgograd, Russia. Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once called Stalingrad and its bloody history loom large even in the midst of the fun and football of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 20, 2018 - 1:25 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once called Stalingrad and its bloody history loom large even in the midst of the fun and football of the World Cup. Stalingrad, the name of the city on the Volga river between 1925 and 1961, is now...
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