France honors African veterans of 'forgotten D-Day' landings

World Aug 16, 2019

France honors African veterans of 'forgotten D-Day' landings

It's sometimes called "the forgotten D-Day," the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis. France held an elaborate military ceremony Thursday to remember it 75 years on — and especially, to honor the many soldiers from Africa sent ...

From loss to liberation: Germany's evolving postwar attitude

World | FOCUS Jun 7, 2019

From loss to liberation: Germany's evolving postwar attitude

When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the "liberation" of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally. To those at home, the statement was unremarkable. There is no denying that the machine guns and howitzers ...

French leader of long-overlooked D-Day force gets his due

World Jun 7, 2019

French leader of long-overlooked D-Day force gets his due

France honored Thursday the officer who led a small yet symbolic French force that stormed the Normandy beaches alongside Allied forces 75 years ago, a feat long overlooked in the country's standard narrative of its liberation from Nazi Germany. The blue-grey granite sculpture of Capt. ...

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

World Jul 23, 2015

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Medals awarded to a glamorous World War II heroine fetched a record price at auction on Wednesday, reviving memories of the spy whose exploits earned her one of Britain's most prestigious honors. Violette Szabo's George Cross and other medals sold for £312,000 ($446,691), including commission. ...

Jumping into Normandy, 70 years after D-Day

Travel May 17, 2014

Jumping into Normandy, 70 years after D-Day

by Greg Keller

Weather conditions over Normandy had been iffy for days. Showers and wind in the morning gave way to glorious spring sunshine in the afternoon, then electric green lightning storms over the sea at night. We watched the sky and waited for the go sign — ...