Monthly Archives: June 2020

USS Bunker Hill kamikaze attack: ‘Now It Can Be Told’

The USS Bunker Hill suffered heavy damage and lost hundreds of men in a May 11, 1945 kamikaze attack. It would be more than six weeks before censorship restrictions were lifted, allowing publication of a stunning eyewitness report.

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An interview with Adolf Hitler

On June 14, 1940, the day German forces entered Paris to begin more than four years of occupation, an interview with the man responsible for that travesty appeared on dozens of front pages across the United States. A few days earlier, as German forces raced across France, longtime Hearst Newspapers foreign correspondent Karl H. von Wiegand had been granted a

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D-Day: Behind enemy lines with a typewriter

Paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions jumped with 125 to 150 pounds of equipment on D-Day, loaded down with whatever they might need to be self-sufficient until the linkup with seaborne troops or aerial resupply arrived. Time correspondent William Walton didn’t jump with a radio or machine gun components like some of his compatriots, but he did strap

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