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Fight on the Beaches

On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons – and essentially all of the United Kingdom through the media – for the first time as the Prime Minister. The room was hazy with smoke as many of

Ghetto Photographer

Two men poked their heads out from behind a building to look for police while their companion looked down the street behind them. It was still very early in the morning, not yet six in the morning, but there was

One Against Many

February 20, 1942 At 4:56 pm, Lieutenant Butch O’Hare and his wing man Marion Dufilho were the only fighter pilots left on the USS Lexington. All the others were sent to intercept nine enemy planes that had shown up on

Monuments, Fine arts and Archives Team

“Someone’s coming,” Major Bancel LaFarge said, standing to get a better look. His two comrades turned to look in the same direction as LaFarge. Each of the three men were around 40 years old, and wore muddy, wrinkled brown army

Teamwork to Defy the Fuhrer

July 17, 1942 “Get up and get dressed,” the guard said as he set their clothes out next to the jail cells holding the 10 Churchill Club members. Knud Pedersen (16 years old) looked out at the clothes that were

Brave Bishop and Mayor

April  1943 “The Nazis have started deporting Jews from Thessaloniki,” Bishop Chrysostomos cried as he walked into the Mayor’s office on the Greek island of Zakynthos. “Since they took control of Greece two years ago, we knew they would continue