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Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored | TribLIVE

The C-47, called “That’s All, Brother,” carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other C-47s also carrying paratroopers.   Source: Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored | TribLIVE

Long-Lost World War II Warship USS Ward Destroyed by Japan Found After 73 Years

On December 7, 1944—three years to the day after the Pearl Harbor attack—the USS Ward was destroyed by Japanese kamikaze aircraft. Source: Long-Lost World War II Warship USS Ward Destroyed by Japan Found After 73 Years

German court rules Auschwitz guard fit to serve prison term – ABC News

The Celle state court ruled Wednesday that Oskar Groening was in good enough health to serve his four years in prison. Source: German court rules Auschwitz guard fit to serve prison term – ABC News

On this day in history: Abraham Lincoln makes the ‘Gettysburg Address’ on the former battlefield | SOFREP

The Gettysburg Address–it’s been etched into American culture and reminds us of the bloodiest battle in American history. During this war, there were an average of 420 combat deaths a day. This means that the Civil War cost more American military lives than World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and GWOT all combined. Source: On this day in history: Abraham Lincoln makes the ‘Gettysburg Address’ on the former battlefield | SOFREP

Wreckage From USS Indianapolis Located In Philippine Sea | Paul Allen

Paul Allen research vessel and crew locate final resting place of USS Indianapolis, 72 years after it was torpedoed and sunk by Japanese in the final days of WWII. Source: Wreckage From USS Indianapolis Located In Philippine Sea | Paul Allen

(CNN) – Civil War soldiers receive the funeral never held

By Phil Gast, CNN The procession with a caisson bearing a ceremonial casket arrives for Andersonville service. Story highlights “Funeral for 13,000” remembers soldiers who died 150 years ago at Civil War prison in Georgia Events through Sunday will recall stories of courage, despair at Andersonville Observances coincide with annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day (CNN)A simple wooden casket, placed on a raised bier, bore witness for thousands of Civil War soldiers who died while under the guard of fellow Americans. Battlefields were the places for winners and losers. But survival Read More

(eagle radio news) – Syria Condemns Any UK Military ‘Interference’

On Air: 19:00 – 00:00 Eagle Radio News Contact the News Team: 01483 300 964 eagleradio @eagleradio news@964eagle.co.uk Syria has accused the UK of “interference” following reports the Government is seeking to persuade Labour MPs to back airstrikes in Syria. The Syrian foreign ministry has sent two letters to United Nations chiefs objecting to “brazen standpoints” taken by British officials and accusing the UK of a “colonialist” agenda, according to state news agency SANA. It comes after Chancellor George Osborne acknowledged that a comprehensive plan is needed to tackle the Read More

(The Washington Post) – The Latest: Pope Francis asks faithful to shelter refugees – 

Refugees and migrants take part in a protest demanding the authorities to let them go to Athens and continue their trip towards Northern Europe, at the port of Mytilene, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Earlier many of them confronted the police as they attempted to get onboard a ship bound to Athens’ port of Piraeus. (Santi Palacios/Associated Press) By Associated Press September 6 at 6:32 AM BERLIN — The latest news as countries across Europe cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants Read More

(CTV News) – Toll from rebel missile attack in Yemen rises; Saudi Arabia says 10 of its troops killed

People inspect buildings destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP / Hani Mohammed) SANAA, Yemen — Saudi Arabia’s military said Saturday that 10 of its troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen, raising the death toll in the attack to at least 55 coalition troops killed. It was the first public acknowledgement by the Saudis that they have ground troops in Yemen, where they lead a coalition targeting Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies. The Read More

(financial express) – 47 dead as rebels battle IS in north Syria: monitor

A battle between Islamic State group jihadists and rebels for control of an opposition stronghold in northern Syria has killed at least 47 fighters, a monitor said today. Twenty Islamist and other rebel fighters were killed in the clashes in Aleppo province throughout yesterday, along with 27 IS jihadists, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The fighting centred on the town of Marea, a key rebel bastion that IS has been trying to capture for months. The Observatory said fighting was ongoing around the town, which rebel forces Read More

(Reuters) – China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000

President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 asChina held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory overJapan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. China’s confidence in its armed forces and growing military assertiveness, especially in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from Washington. Xi, speaking on a rostrum overlooking Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before the parade began, said China would cut by 13 percent one of the world’s biggest Read More

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