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World War II Battle Film ‘Dunkirk’ Triumphs at Box Office
World War II Battle Film ‘Dunkirk’ Triumphs at Box OfficeExecutives at Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. breathed perhaps the biggest sigh heard in Hollywood this summer as a costly World War II epic opened successfully. “Dunkirk,” writer-director Christopher Nolan’s retelling of a dramatic escape by ...read more
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:41:00 GMT
These World War II vets are more than due compensation for their suffering
These World War II vets are more than due compensation for their sufferingAfter 70 years of secrecy, outright dismissal and bureaucratic stalling, the federal government may finally do right by World War II veteran Arla Harrell. If he lives long enough, that is. Harrell, 90, lives in a Macon, Missouri, nursing home. He is one of ...read more
Source: Anchorage Daily News
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:08:00 GMT
Beilue: World War II Jeep driver donates a link of his past
Beilue: World War II Jeep driver donates a link of his pastDon Foran let a part of his past go over weekend. At 91, he knows he can’t take it with him. “I was good,” he said with a grin when asked how he was driving a Jeep in World War II. “I’d never driven one before. I had driven some Harley trucks and ...read more
Source: Amarillo Globe-News
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:45:00 GMT
Trailblazing World War II pilot Dawn Seymour dies at Canandaigua Lake home
Trailblazing World War II pilot Dawn Seymour dies at Canandaigua Lake homeDawn Seymour, one of a select group of women pilots during World War II whose service earned her accolades including a place in the National Women’s Hall of Fame, died peacefully Tuesday at her Canandaigua Lake home. She was 100. Mrs. Seymour was one of ...read more
Source: Daily Messenger
Published on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:34:00 GMT
Dunkirk Veteran on Christopher Nolan’s World War II Drama: ‘It Was Just Like I Was There Again’
Dunkirk Veteran on Christopher Nolan’s World War II Drama: ‘It Was Just Like I Was There Again’“It didn’t have a lot of dialogue. It didn’t need any of the dialogue because it told the story visually and it was so real,” he continued. “Dunkirk” is light on conventional plotting and dialogue, as Nolan opted for an experiential, you-are ...read more
Source: Indiewire
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:35:00 GMT
Elderly congregation loses fight to save Fort Jackson’s World War II-era chapel
Elderly congregation loses fight to save Fort Jackson’s World War II-era chapelAn elderly congregation has lost its battle with the U.S. Army to save Fort Jackson’s landmark Memorial Chapel. The chapel, built in 1941 and dedicated in 1958 to all the soldiers who trained at Fort Jackson for World War II, is slated for demolition in ...read more
Source: The State South Carolina's Homepage
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:02:00 GMT
World War II battle comes to life at Walnut Beach
World War II battle comes to life at Walnut BeachASHTABULA — Umbrellas were part of the equipment necessary while watching history come alive during a World War II re-enactment at Walnut Beach on Saturday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the World War II Historical Re-Enactment Society, said John ...read more
Source: Ashtabula Star-Beacon
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:55:00 GMT
Christopher Nolan takes audiences back to World War II in 'Dunkirk'
Christopher Nolan takes audiences back to World War II in 'Dunkirk'The young cast is joined by A-list veterans Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy as an RAF Spitfire pilot who spends the entire film in a mask again, making it hard to understand a word he says. Each movie requires the audience's ...read more
Source: Journal du Maghreb
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:42:00 GMT
World War II vet parts with life's war collection
World War II vet parts with life's war collectionOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The World War II collector lives in a nursing home now, so he has room for just a few items. Still, Joe Meehan wants to share. He once filled the former Happy Chef restaurant at the Greenwood I-80 exit with thousands of pieces of ...read more
Source: Darien News
Published on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:00:00 GMT
'Historical accuracy... how dare they!' US film critic is ridiculed after complaining there are not enough women and 'actors of colour' in World War II movie Dunkirk
'Historical accuracy... how dare they!' US film critic is ridiculed after complaining there are not enough women and 'actors of colour' in World War II movie DunkirkA film critic has been ridiculed after claiming that there were not enough women and 'actors of colour' in World War II movie Dunkirk. USA Today writer Brian Truitt hit out at the lack of diversity in the movie which revolves around the British ...read more
Source: Daily Mail
Published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:25:00 GMT