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    Remembering D-Day

    Panelists talked about the different ways D-Day was remembered in United States and abroad. They said that in the U.S., D-Day was widely memorialized through monuments, museums and…

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    Aftermath of D-Day Invasion

    John McManus talked about what happened in the days and weeks following the June 6, 1944 D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France. He focused on challenges faced by the Allied forces,…

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    World War II Combat Chaplains

    Lyle Dorsett talked about military chaplains during World War II, including the difficulties the chaplains faced and stories from many of their autobiographies. Aprroximately 12,000…

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    1936 Olympics and the Struggle for Influence

    Nathan Huegen talked about the 1936 Olympics, which were held in Berlin during the rule of the Nazis. He examined how Adolf Hitler used the games to try to spread his influence and…

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    Book Discussion on Nazis on the Run

    Historian Gerald Steinacher reported on the many Nazi war criminals that avoided capture following the end of World War II. The author examined the routes or ‘ratlines’…

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    Book Discussion on Brothers, Rivals, Victors

    Jonathan Jordan presented a biography of Generals Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, and Omar Bradley during World War II. The author explores the personal and working relationships of…

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    Mike Mervosh Oral History Interview, Part 2

    “Iron Mike” Mervosh talked about his experiences in World War II. He recalled the Battle for Iwo Jima as he experienced it. He was then serving with Company C, 1st…

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    Mike Mervosh Oral History Interview, Part 1

    “Iron Mike” Mervosh talked about his experiences in World War II. He recalled the Battle for Iwo Jima as he experienced it. He was then serving with Company C, 1st…

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    Woody Williams Oral History Interview

    Woody Williams was interviewed about his life and military service. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service with the 3rd Marine Division in the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. The…

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    World War II War Crimes Trials

    Panelists discussed World War II war crime trials. Topics included the philosophy and justification of holding the trials, and the problem of who was or was not put on trial. Joe…

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    The Allies and Auschwitz Panel

    Panelists discussed the handling of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp by the Allied forces. Donald Miller spoke on “Could the Allies Have Bombed Auschwitz?” Gerhard Weinberg…

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    Albert Einstein and the Atomic Bomb

    Walter Isaacson spoke about the relationship between Albert Einstein and the atomic bomb.  Mr. Isaacson is the author of Einstain: His Life and the Universe, published by Simon and…

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    The U.S. Army in World War II

    Rick Atkinson talked about the U.S. Army during World War II. Topics included changes in perceptions of the war and acknowledging realities rather than mythologies while still…

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    Leon Schafer Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Leon Schafer was interviewed at his home in Raleigh, North Carolina, about his life and his service in the Navy during World War II. He talked about his service in the Pacific theater,…

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    Leon Schafer Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Leon Schafer was interviewed at his home in Raleigh, North Carolina, about his life and his service in the Navy during World War II. He talked about the D-Day landing in Normandy. This…

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    Hal Shook Oral History Interview

    Hal Shook talked about his experiences during World War II, including flying fighter sweeps during the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion of Normandy.  The National World War II Museum in New…

    417 views
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    Don Houseman Oral History Interview

    Don Houseman was interviewed about his experiences during World War II. Topics included the Battle of the Bulge and his subsequent wounding and capture by German soldiers.  The…

    501 views
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    George McGovern Interview Part 2

    Former Senator George McGovern was interviewed about his life and caree, focusing on his service in Work War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corp…

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    George McGovern Interview Part 1

    Former Senator George McGovern was interviewed about his life and caree, focusing on his service in Work War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corp…

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    U.S. Army Nurse Ora Hicks Oral History

    Ora Hicks talked about her life, focusing on her work as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. In this oral history she recounts volunteering for the Army as a nurse and details her…

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