World War II

  • Veterans Recall The End Of The War In Europe

    With this autumn marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II — and May 7 the anniversary of the unconditional surrender by the German Allied Forces, the beginning of the end of the war — The Newtown Bee reached out to local veterans with an invitation to share their stories.

  • Historical Society Guest Speaker To Discuss ‘Women’s Work In WWII’

    UPDATE: Due to the weather of Monday, February, 9, the historical society has decided to postpone this program. A new date will be announced.

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    We’ve all heard the phrase The Greatest Generation, used to describe for the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind?  The war caused profound changes at home, and Newtown Historical Society will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio.

  • A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish

    We publish The Newtown Bee this week on June 6, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history, which ultimately restored the French Republic and set the stage for the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Few who took part in Operation Overlord are still alive. Those who survive are in their 90s, and the passage of time quiets their first-person stories of this historic date.

  • America’s Path Into World War II

    America came out of its isolationist feeling in a hurry in December 1941. But perhaps it was not that sudden after all; there were many events that brought us to that brink.

    Newtown Historical Society will look at the events leading up to World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the first year of the war, in a program on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30 pm, in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The illustrated presentation, “‘Til  Boots Hit The Ground,” will be made by Peter Cronin.