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By Geoffrey W. Fielding | December 2, 1991
RED STORM ON THE REICH. By Christopher Duffy. Atheneum. 403 pages. $27.50. THE BRUTAL German attack on Russia in 1941 was repaid in full when the Soviet armies crossed the Vistula on Jan. 12, 1945, crushed the German Panzers and practically wiped the German army off the face of the Earth as they captured Berlin.The Soviet Union, in what it called the "great patriotic war," suffered more than 27 million deaths! Of these, at least 7 million were civilians. Another 3.25 million were soldiers who died in German captivity.
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By Cal Thomas | March 12, 2003
ARLINGTON, Va. - In George Bush's plans to oust Saddam Hussein and liberate the Iraqi people from years of murder and oppression, the president has left out something he might like to consider. The point has been made - and not just by his critics - that the president has not sufficiently rallied the public to his cause. Mr. Bush has yet to call for sacrifice or any type of investment by the people - other than military forces - for his grand undertaking. In December, two Republican senators - Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Conrad Burns of Montana - sponsored legislation to revive war bonds as part of the antiterrorism effort.
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By Cal Thomas | March 12, 2003
ARLINGTON, Va. - In George Bush's plans to oust Saddam Hussein and liberate the Iraqi people from years of murder and oppression, the president has left out something he might like to consider. The point has been made - and not just by his critics - that the president has not sufficiently rallied the public to his cause. Mr. Bush has yet to call for sacrifice or any type of investment by the people - other than military forces - for his grand undertaking. In December, two Republican senators - Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Conrad Burns of Montana - sponsored legislation to revive war bonds as part of the antiterrorism effort.
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By Geoffrey W. Fielding | December 2, 1991
RED STORM ON THE REICH. By Christopher Duffy. Atheneum. 403 pages. $27.50. THE BRUTAL German attack on Russia in 1941 was repaid in full when the Soviet armies crossed the Vistula on Jan. 12, 1945, crushed the German Panzers and practically wiped the German army off the face of the Earth as they captured Berlin.The Soviet Union, in what it called the "great patriotic war," suffered more than 27 million deaths! Of these, at least 7 million were civilians. Another 3.25 million were soldiers who died in German captivity.
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By Boston Globe | February 11, 1991
IN EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA -- When members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment fired a Patriot missile against an Iraqi Scud headed for Riyadh, it was the first time that most had ever heard their own weapon in action. Some mistook it for the Scud striking them."It sounded like something was impacting on our site," said Army Capt. Kevin Groome of Baltimore, the unit's commander. "It was pretty interesting," he said of the night of Jan. 21 when the first Scuds, which many had thought could not reach their position, bore in on them.
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By Ernest B. Furgurson and Ernest B. Furgurson,Associate Editor of The Sun | March 10, 1991
By the time Thomas Jefferson was in his 80s, his namesakes were scattered across the new United States. The young men's parents often wrote to him, asking advice for their sons. Jefferson, who left behind some 18,000 letters, responded seriously. There were a few sentences he offered over and over -- wise and concise enough to be repeated as long as young people ask how to be good Americans.Adore God," he wrote. "Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than life.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 23, 1991
TEL AVIV, Israel -- The Iraqi Scud missile that dropped through low clouds after slipping past two defensive missiles fell to the mournful accompaniment of air raid sirens last night on a quiet residential neighborhood.Its toll will be measured in lives, and in Israel's trust of others to protect them.Initial reports said three elderly residents had died from cardiac arrest from the 8:35 p.m. explosion, the third Scud attack against Israel in a week. At least 98 other people were hurt, three severely.
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By DOUGLAS BIRCH and DOUGLAS BIRCH,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 4, 2005
MOSCOW - In Russian eyes, the Red Army's defeat of Nazi Germany on the eastern front in World War II was the greatest military victory in history. President Bush and other world leaders will travel here to help Russia celebrate the 60th anniversary of that event next week. But several former Soviet states will participate reluctantly or not at all - a pointed reminder that Russia's triumph seems quite different through others' eyes. What Russia sees as its heroic success is for others the kidnapping of freedom.
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March 27, 1995
HERE'S what the Los Angeles Times had to say, on its editorial page, about the president's VE Day decision:"After much political soul-searching, President Clinton has made the right choices about how he will observe the 50th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazism in Europe."He could have stayed home and attended several among the numerous solemn celebrations of VE Day. He could have gone to Britain to share the day with America's closest World War II ally, or to France to commemorate the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe.
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September 24, 1997
THROUGHOUT MUCH of its turbulent history, the Russian NTC Orthodox Church has been part of the state machinery. Czars were its titular leaders until the 1917 Bolshevik takeover. And even though the clergy and the believers paid a horrible price in the persecution that followed, the church became an enthusiastic participant in Stalin's Great Patriotic War against Hitler. By the time communism collapsed, it had gained recognition as the official Soviet church in a state that advocated death to religions.
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By Ernest B. Furgurson and Ernest B. Furgurson,Associate Editor of The Sun | March 10, 1991
By the time Thomas Jefferson was in his 80s, his namesakes were scattered across the new United States. The young men's parents often wrote to him, asking advice for their sons. Jefferson, who left behind some 18,000 letters, responded seriously. There were a few sentences he offered over and over -- wise and concise enough to be repeated as long as young people ask how to be good Americans.Adore God," he wrote. "Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than life.
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By Boston Globe | February 11, 1991
IN EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA -- When members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment fired a Patriot missile against an Iraqi Scud headed for Riyadh, it was the first time that most had ever heard their own weapon in action. Some mistook it for the Scud striking them."It sounded like something was impacting on our site," said Army Capt. Kevin Groome of Baltimore, the unit's commander. "It was pretty interesting," he said of the night of Jan. 21 when the first Scuds, which many had thought could not reach their position, bore in on them.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 23, 1991
TEL AVIV, Israel -- The Iraqi Scud missile that dropped through low clouds after slipping past two defensive missiles fell to the mournful accompaniment of air raid sirens last night on a quiet residential neighborhood.Its toll will be measured in lives, and in Israel's trust of others to protect them.Initial reports said three elderly residents had died from cardiac arrest from the 8:35 p.m. explosion, the third Scud attack against Israel in a week. At least 98 other people were hurt, three severely.
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January 20, 2006
Peter Paul Sokas, a retired Social Security analyst and Army Reserve officer, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 13 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 89. Born in Philadelphia, he helped support his family there from the age of 7 by selling newspapers outside the Fidelity Trust Building. Family members said that over the next 16 years, his newsstand grew until he became known throughout the area as "Pete the Fidelity." A Philadelphia Public Ledger article about Mr. Sokas in 1939 noted that he had earned his undergraduate tuition for the University of Pennsylvania from the newsstand.
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By Andrew J. Skerritt and Andrew J. Skerritt,ROCK HILL HERALD | April 29, 1998
ROCK HILL, S.C. - In September 1861, a few months after the birth of his daughter, David Jackson Logan left his family and mercantile business to enlist in the Confederate cause.Three years later, Logan was dead. He was shot in the head by a Union Army sniper near Petersburg, Va. His slave, Jim, took his body back home to York, S.C.Logan's life as a soldier is captured in his diary, more than 50 letters to his wife, Sallie, and more than two dozen dispatches to the Yorkville Enquirer.The diary, letters and articles were transcribed by York County assistant curator Sam Thomas and published in a recent book, "A Rising Star of Promise."
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