NEWPORT — The explosion and sinking of the ship in 1943 claimed at least 1,138 lives, and while the sea swallowed the bones there were people, too, who also worked to shroud the bodies.

The sinking of the H.M.T. Rohna was the greatest loss of life at sea by enemy action in the history of U.S. war, but the British Admiralty demanded silence from the survivors and the tragedy was immediately classified by the U.S. War Department.

Michael Walsh of Newport is working to bring the story of the Rohna to the surface with a documentary film, which includes interviews with some of the survivors of the attack. Walsh has interviewed about 45 men who were aboard the ship when it was hit.

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US Navy

Bobi Sussman spent decades of her life knowing she had a father, somewhere, whose identity remained just out of reach.

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EA Games

After months of hype and speculation, EA Games just dropped the new Battlefield V trailer. And yes, we’re going back to World War II:

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U.S. Army/Sgt 1st Class Gonzalo John Gonzalez

Ever catch yourself abruptly pulled out of a war movie? The squad’s cut off, outnumbered, outflanked, and ready to make their last stand. As the camera pans slowly past all those beautiful and heroic Hollywood faces, you catch a glimpse of some random GI in the background — his unit patch is upside down, finger on the trigger, and he’s leaning on his rifle, with the muzzle in the mud, like an old man’s walking stick.

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Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Consider the wartime love letter: a tradition of military service, a downrange sufferer’s record of affection and longing, sent home to a waiting love, often saved by the receiver for posterity.

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U.S. Army photo via Twitter

For months, rumors about the return of the Army’s iconic “pinks and greens” service uniform have percolated through the Private News Network and bubbled up in military news outlets. Then on Dec. 9, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey sported the prototype duds at the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. And man, does he like ’em.

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