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(Nov. 26, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Thirty-Seventh Soviet Army, commanded by Major Gen. Anton Lopatin, was driving the elite SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler Panzerdivision, commanded by Joseph “Sepp” Dietrich, from the city of Rostov on Don, which Dietrich’s Panzerdivision had capture…

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(Nov. 19, 2021) Today, 80 years ago, the 22nd Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. John Scott-Cockburn, launched its attack against the Axis position at Bir el Gubi, in Libya.

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(Nov. 12, 2021) This week, 80 eighty years ago, the Wehrmacht’s Armeegruppe Center renewed its assault on the Soviet capital. After the stunning successes of the summer and early fall, the Axis leadership thought that the Red Army must surely be on the verge of collapse and that one more goo…

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(Oct. 29, 2021) Songster Woody Guthrie asked if, 80 years ago, this week, you had, “... heard of a ship called the Good Reuben James? Manned by hard-fighting men, both of honor and fame.

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(Oct. 22, 2021) The 10th annual Ocean City Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fun run and walk will take place this Saturday on the Boardwalk, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.

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(Oct. 22, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Red Army was counter-attacking the German forces that were attempting to capture the Soviet city of Tula.

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(Oct. 15, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the German Wehrmacht was fast approaching the gates of Moscow. Soviet leader Josef Stalin had to decide if he should evacuate the city with his government, or stand firm to rally the defenders of Moscow.

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(Oct. 1, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Imperial Japanese Army, under the command of Gen. Yasuji Okamura made its second attempt to capture the 2,000-year-old Chinese City of Changsha, which is the capital of Hunan Province.

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(Sept. 17, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, a titanic struggle was taking place in the Atlantic Ocean. This campaign became known as the “Battle of the Atlantic.”

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(Sept. 10, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the 900-day Siege of Leningrad was entering its second week. It was not actually 900 days, but more like 873, or maybe 880. To those who endured it — and survived — undoubtedly it seemed like an eternity. So many people died, especially during the fi…

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(Sept. 10, 2021) Although Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and begins what the Ocean City Beach Patrol refers to as “fall guarding,” we all know that there will be a lot of beautiful sunny beach days ahead, well into the fall.

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(Aug. 20, 2021) ArtX, Ocean City’s festival focusing on artistic expression, brings additional opportunities for creative experiences to the beach this weekend at Northside Park.

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(Aug. 20, 2021) This week, 80 eighty years ago, the Imperial State of Iran was, preemptively, invaded from three directions. The Red Army came from the north, while forces of the United Kingdom struck from the south and west.

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(Aug. 20, 2021) “Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand!” This is our trademark slogan that you will see many places throughout Ocean City.

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(Aug. 13, 2021) So far this summer we have experienced our fair share of heat and humidity, but mostly we have enjoyed some very pleasant beach days.

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(Aug. 6, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was on a fishing trip in the waters off of Cape Cod. At least that is what he told the First Lady, before he left the White House on Aug. 3. Then the president smiled, and Eleanor knew there wa…

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(Aug. 6, 2021) Summer is in full swing - the beach has visiting vacationers, day trippers, and locals enjoying what Ocean City has to offer. With a busy beach comes busy days for our lifeguards, otherwise known as surf rescue technicians.

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(July 30, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the Siege of Odessa began as elements of the Romanian Fourth Army, commanded by Lt. Gen. Nicolae Ciupercă, arrived outside Odessa.

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(July 23, 2021) If you spend anytime at the beach and listen to local television or radio at this time of the year, you will hear about the dangers of rip currents, often confused as riptides.

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(July 23, 2021) Today, 80 years ago, the Germans finally captured Maj. Pyotr Mikhaylovich Gavrilov of the Red Army during the fight for the Brest fortress. Maj. Gavrilov was an officer in the 44th Motor Rifle Regiment, one of the units tasked with defending Brest. This was the second time in…

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(July 16, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, the 29th Motorized Infantry Division, commanded by Walter von Boltenstern, from Gen. Heinz Guderian’s Second Panzergruppe, entered the 1,000-year-old city of Smolensk, and captured it after three days of house-to-house fighting. The Soviets did not co…

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(July 16, 2021) I have come to realize that most people have no idea that digging deep holes in the sand can be dangerous. Even a small deep hole can break a leg if not seen by someone jogging or casually walking along the crowded beach.

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(July 2, 2021) The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is offering six different summer programs starting July 4, which will run through Aug. 28, and are free to the public.

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(July 2, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Hungarian and Finnish soldiers joined German, Slovakian and Romanian soldiers in their assault on the Soviet Union. Finland had a score to settle with the USSR. and Hungary owed a debt to the German Reich.

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(June 25, 2021) Country music recording artist, singer/songwriter, and Ocean City native Jimmy Charles, along with his band, will perform “A Night of Hope” Benefit Concert for the ALS Association on Thursday, July 1, at Southern Belle in Delmar, Maryland, from 6-10 p.m.

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(June 25, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, Minsk, the capital of Belarus, fell to the onrushing German Wehrmacht. When hostilities opened, Minsk had a population of 300,000. By the time the Red Army liberated the city in 1944, its population had shrunk to 50,000. Today it has a population of m…

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(June 18, 2021) This week, 80 years ago, German dictator Adolf Hitler declared, “When Barbarossa is launched, the whole world will hold its breath.” On the morning of June 22, 1941, exactly one year after the French armistice, more than 150 divisions with 3.2 million men, 500,000 horses, 3,5…