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Queen Elizabeth II

On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned monarch of the United Kingdom in a lavish ceremony steeped in traditions that date back a millennium. A thousand dignitaries and guests attended the coronation at London’s Westminster Abbey, and hundreds of millions listened on radio and for the first time watched the proceedings […]

The Battle of Iwo Jima-36 Days in Hell

One surviving Marine Corps officer thinks the question is still moot: “We saved a lot of airplanes, but whether it was worth the Marine lives to save Air Force planes, I don’t know.” However, the 2,400 Army Air Force pilots who were forced to land at Iwo Jima between its capture and V-J Day had no doubts. Said one, “Whenever I land on this island, I thank God and the men who fought for it.”