Gas Chamber Found at Sobibór Death Camp Gas Chamber Found at Sobibór Death Camp
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WORLDWIDE Obermiller, pictured above while stationed at Portsmouth, was later   assigned to Tripler Military Hospital in Hawaii and spent several months on Midway Island. Courtesy Lee Obermiller.

Join the Navy, see the world

Lee Obermiller enlisted in Navy nurse program in search of adventure By Jeremy P. Amick Born in 1927, Jefferson City, Mo., resident Leona (Fisher) Obermiller has embraced the opportunity to earn her stripes as a mother, wife and grandmother—a list of descriptions that might easily deceive the fascinating experience she […]

MEDIA Delegation of British veterans of the Arctic convoys to visit St. Petersburg for the unveiling of a memorial ‘IN MEMORY OF THE ARCTIC CONVOYS SAILORS 1941-1945’

Delegation of British veterans of the Arctic convoys to visit St. Petersburg for the unveiling of a memorial ‘IN MEMORY OF THE ARCTIC CONVOYS SAILORS 1941-1945’

Delegation of British veterans of the Arctic convoys to visit St. Petersburg for the unveiling of a memorial ‘IN MEMORY OF THE ARCTIC CONVOYS SAILORS 1941-1945’AUGUST 20, 2014 – LONDON – 11 British veterans of the Arctic convoys, accompanied by their family members, the Mayor of Southwark and a team […]

REVIEWS WW1 ATLAS – Review by Mark Barnes

WW1 ATLAS – Review by Mark Barnes

This large-scale book has the essence of the look of one produced under the banner of The Times newspaper, but don’t be fooled into thinking it relies on that coincidence to give it authority. The concept of showing the war in maps is one we have already covered. But whereas […]

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