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LAST LOOK: The 70th Anniversary of the Capture of the U-505

LAST LOOK: The 70th Anniversary of the Capture of the U-505

Because the June 4, 1944 capture of the U-505, the famous German sub—and the only surviving sub of its kind in the world, housed at MSI in Chicago—was followed so closely by D-Day, the amazing story of the U-boat’s survival is frequently overlooked. But for those of us who grew up near Lake …

June 22, 2014 12:18 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

From ancient times, amphibious military invasions are rightly regarded as particularly difficult. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest such operation, the Allies’ invasion of France in World War II, on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
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