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Iconic steakhouse changed hands with roll of the dice

Marneres emigrated from Greece in 1914, and spent many years in Louisville ... and he was initially booked under that alias. Only the ruse didn't last long. Nor did Wade Sr.'s time behind bars. The ga... read more

The New Sultan of Turkey

Since last year, the architect and urban planner has been on trial ... whose centuries of rule came to an end after its disastrous alliance with the Germans in World War I. Atatürk suppressed the empi... read more

Border fence threatens family burial ground — and a slice of African American history

But only last year ... served in World War I, World War II and Korea. The South was still segregated, and some Tejano families who suspected the Jacksons’ black ancestry balked at allowing their daugh... read more

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Poignant memorial garden paying tribute to D-Day heroes to take centre stage at Chelsea Flower Show

A poignant D-Day garden paying tribute to Britain's war heroes will be the centrepiece of this year's Chelsea Flower Show - but the veteran who inspired it died ... soldiers who lost their lives in Wo... read more


When I met World War I survivor Frank Buckles

Growing up I loved books about World War I. Names like the Red Baron ... Prior to his death on Sunday at 110, Buckles was America's last living veteran of the Great War. When we visited his West Virgi... read more

'Personality plus' on display at WWI Platte Valley fighter pilot museum

Through that gathering in France the Parks family met more vets and collected more uniforms and memorabilia well before the last known World War I vet, an Englishman ... who enlisted — though underage ... read more

The Marine Corps Birthday: What It Means To Marines

On the day I was called a Marine the first time, my parents were there and my girlfriend and her mother were there too, all of them making the long trek to see just whom I'e become. I still remember m... read more

From our archives: A Vietnam War deserter crosses the line into Canada

Now dream and memory meet and mingle, and the nightmare seems almost as real as that last long ... My father was a veteran of World War I. My older brother fought in Korea. A dozen cousins and uncles ... read more

After 70 years, Jacksonville airman finally arrives home; cousin never gave up hope

Gatlin and Howard’s father, a World War I veteran, were also very close, Howard said. Her father had been in some of the same locations during the Great War that Gatlin was seeing 27 years later. “In ... read more

That time the premier of B.C. cut a cheque and doubled the size of Canada's navy

In Europe, the July Crisis of 1914 was ... short on time, McBride decided to buy the submarines himself. He had cheque for $1.15 million made out from the provincial treasury, and handed it to Lt.-Cmd... read more

Chatological Humor: Monthly with Moron (July)

At one time or another, Below the Beltway has managed to offend ... This sort of rote description of the end of World War I is probably written word for word, just about exactly like this, in high sch... read more

The Rosslyn Code

When we met at the chapel, the first thing Robertson asked me was whether I thought the code was real. I said I didn't know, but that it at least seemed plausible. That's the maddening thing about the ... read more



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