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Dutch speekskater takes gold as top American falters

...the goal that appeared to carom off a Latvian player. NORDIC COMBINED: Eric Frenzel, who served two years in the German army, won the individual normal hill. He led after ski jumping and powered home on the cross-country course. Frenzel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-12/dutch-speekskater-takes-
The Monuments Men

Now Playing Synopsis: Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. With war raging in Europe, the Nazis have managed to plunder some of the biggest art collections on the continent. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders that in the event of Adolf Hitler's death, they are to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal by Frank Stokes (Clooney) to form a task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin also star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Benedict bore formidable burden

...studies for the priesthood. Two years later he was drafted into a Nazi anti-aircraft unit as a helper. He deserted the German army in April 1945, the waning days of the war.He called it prophetic that a German followed a Polish pope - with both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-02-11/benedict-bore-formidable-bur
Fort Gordon honors POWs, MIAs

...Force staff sergeant's recall of his military service during World War II, including his time as a captive of the German army, remains vivid.It was in 1945 that the Russians liberated Allied forces, including American prisoners of war, from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-20/fort-gordon-honors-pows-mias
Erwin Schaffran

...since 1995. Previously, he lived in Cincinnati, OH. He is a member of St. Teresa of Avila Parish. He was in the German Army and belonged to the German Friendship Club. Mr. Schaffran was known as the Bavarian Nut Man. Additional survivors...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000161778115
Around the Block

...p.m. today; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; presented by Edith Ogden, who was drafted into the German Army during World War II when she was 16; www.augustamuseum.org; (706) 722-8454 Alzheimer's Association ? Dancing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2012-06-06/around-block
US judge Anthony Alaimo dies at 89

...bombers during World War II and was the only member of his crew to survive when their plane was shot down in 1943. The German army held Alaimo as a prisoner of war for about two years before he managed to escape. "I think that informed his decisions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/31/met_561418.shtml
Metro
Being a coward has some advantages in life and on film

...reviled. Let's start with reviled ... CROSS OF IRON (1977): This infrequently seen Sam Peckinpah film centers on a German army sergeant (James Coburn) who refuses to testify on behalf of his cowardly commanding officer (Maximilian Schell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/13/uhl_483166.shtml
Steven Uhles
Pope formally assumes role

...out to Jews carries an added dimension because of his membership in the Hitler Youth and later as a conscript into the German army during World War II. He said he was forced into both roles. In Israel, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/25/rel_451342.shtml
Your Faith
Jubilation from seminarians in Ratzinger's hometown

...teenagers and had spent time ministering to the old and sick. Traunstein was where Ratzinger returned after deserting the German army in 1945, and it was the place where he was taken prisoner by U.S. troops. He was released from a U.S. POW camp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/20/rel_450834.shtml
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