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A district in the Czech capital, Prague, went ahead on Friday with a plan to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander. The Russian embassy in Prague condemned the move.




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Carnage on Iwo Jima remains seared into veterans’ memories 75 years after hellacious battle

“Iwo Jima is a testament to what America was willing to endure to defend freedom and our way of life,” said Marine Corps History Division director Edward Nevgloski.


Montford Point Marine's trunk ended up in an estate sale in Connecticut

How did a trunk that once belonged to a decorated Montford Point Marine from New Jersey who fought at Iwo Jima end up in Connecticut? The mystery has the family of Gilmon D. Brooks scratching their heads.


The story of an ‘iconic statue made from an iconic photograph’ taken at Iwo Jima

Six 32-foot tall bronze giants adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., have helped ensure Americans never forget World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.


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Virus causes surge in WWII references, but is it merited?

In the first week of June 2019, World War II was on many people's minds. It was the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Now, nine months later, World War II references are once again being heard daily — because of the coronavirus.


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