world-war-two

Pa.’s Toomey, Md. lawmaker back bill to award Medal of Honor to Black D-Day hero from Philly

BY: - September 8, 2020

More than 1 million Black Americans served in World War II. Not one received the Medal of Honor, even though white soldiers did.

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D-Day succeeded thanks to an ingenious design called the Mulberry Harbours | Analysis

BY: - June 6, 2020

The Allies armies needed to get at least 150,000 soldiers, military personnel and all their equipment ashore on D-Day. Here's how that happened.

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D-Day 75th Anniversary: The horrible waste of war | Ernie Pyle

BY: - June 5, 2019

(Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the Capital-Star is reprinting the timeless work of World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. Over the next three days, we’ll be running a selection of Pyle’s columns from the Normandy beaches, in tribute to this turning point in history, and the men and women who served.) […]

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D-Day 75th Anniversary: A pure miracle | Ernie Pyle

BY: - June 4, 2019

In this column I want to tell you what the opening of the second front in this one sector entailed, so that you can know and appreciate and forever be humbly grateful to those both dead and alive who did it for you.