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Feb 27, 2011: Last American World War I Veteran Dies

Source: VOA – By Al Pessin   The last known American veteran of World War I died Sunday at his home in West Virginia.  Former U.S. Army Corporal Frank Buckles was 110 years old. VOA Pentagon Correspondent Al Pessin had

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The Censor and the Reporter

Source: TheChronicleHerald.ca Second World War navy officials wanted U-boat attacks downplayed, but Halifax papers were in a war of their own. By Mark Bourrie | Excerpt from The Fog of War HALIFAX WAS Canada’s front-line city, the one town in

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Dec 25, 1914: Enemies Exchange Christmas Greetings

On and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding fade in a number of places along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrations in the trenches and gestures of goodwill between enemies. Starting on

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