Mediterranean

June 11, 1940 - Crossing The Seine.
June 11, 1940. German Armies cross Seine at several points, heading to Paris. French resistance failing. Germans bomb French ports. FDR signs Neutrality pact barring U.S. shipping in Mediterranean. Italian planes bomb Malta. RAF counter-attacks on Italian bases in Africa. Wife of N.Y. Times Editor James Reston explains reasons for fleeing War Zone. French Government moves to Tours. Refugees fleeing Paris. Read more...
June 8, 1982 -  ". . .And Kermit Addresses Harvard."
News of the day for June 8, 1982 - Israeli Army advancing in Lebanon. PLO's Arafat appeals to Soviet Union for help. Falkland Islands War. U.S. Navy deploys to Mediterranean. Fiscal 1983 Spending Plan. Economic woes. Kermit the Frog addresses Harvard Graduating class. Read more...
February 22, 1984 - Looking For Peace In All The Wrong Places.
February 22, 1984 - Trying to end the conflict in Lebanon. Syria and Saudi Arabia meet in Damascus to work out a peace deal. Lebanese President Gemayel at crossroads. Iran threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz to Oil shipments. Pres. Reagan to hold first Press Conference of 1984. Marines pulling out of Beirut. New Hampshire Primaries. SCOTUS rules on unions and Miranda rights. Europe in austerity uproar. U.S.-Vietnam talks resume. Read more...