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    Disappearance of World War II Bomber Crew

    Journalist and author Gregg Jones discusses the mystery behind the 1943 disappearance of a B-24 Liberator bomber, named “Jerk’s Natural,” over Austria during World War…

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    Japanese Attack on Kaneohe Bay

    Michael Wenger talked about his book, No One Avoided Danger: NAS Kaneohe Bay and the Japanese Attack of 7 December 1941. Minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the…

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    World War II Legends and Trailblazers

    World War II veterans and others talked about their wartime experiences and accomplishments in the face of racial and gender prejudices. This program was part of the American Veterans…

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    Book Discussion on The Conquering Tide

    Ian Toll talked about his book The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, in which he looks at the Allied offensives against Japan from the middle of 1942 to the middle of…

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    Sadako Crane Donation to the Truman Library

    Clifton Truman Daniel welcomed a Japanese atomic bomb survivor to his grandfather’s presidential library in Independence, Missouri, for the donation of a rare paper crane that became…

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    Einsatzgruppen Trial

    Mark Hull gave an illustrated talk about the subsequent Nuremberg trials, focusing on the Einsatzgruppen trial. Beginning in September 1947, this eight-month proceeding tried 24…

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    Book Discussion on Clementine

    Sonia Purnell talked about her book Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, in which she recalls the life of Clementine Churchill, wife of 57 years to Winston…

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    World War II and the Holocaust

    Holocaust survivors Henry Greenbaum and Emanuel “Manny” Mandel talked about how they were singled out, sent to concentration camps, and eventually liberated. The two…

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    Tom Brokaw on the Legacy of the Greatest Generation

    Tom Brokaw talked about some of the important ideas produced by members of the “Greatest Generation,” a term he coined and the title of his bestselling…

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    Book Discussion on Operation Long Jump

    Bill Yenne talked about his book, Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History, about the Nazi plot to assassinate Roosevelt, Stalin,…

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    Book Discussion on Disciples

    Douglas Waller talked about his book, Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan, about the secret military operations of four future Central…

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    Book Discussion on The Generals

    Winston Groom talked about his book The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II, in which he profiles World War II generals George Patton, Douglas MacArthur,…

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    Book Discussion on Never Surrender

    John Kelly talked about his book, Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940, about Great Britain’s decision…

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    Book Discussion on Ardennes 1944

    Antony Beevor talked about his book, Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge, about one of the last World War II battles in the European theater, the Battle of the Bulge, which began on…

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    Interview on 81 Days Below Zero

    Brian Murphy talked about his book, 81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska’s Frozen Wilderness. This interview was held at the 38th annual…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Monuments Men

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of the Monuments Men, a group of men and women who protected and recovered historical sites and…

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    War Victims Find Haven in America

    This 1946 Office of War Information newsreel reports on a shipload of refugees from Nazi concentration camps arriving in New York City.

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    General De Gaulle Visits the U.S.

    This 1944 newsreel shows scenes of French General Charles De Gaulle’s visit to the U.S. General de Gaulle was met at the Washington, D.C., airport by General Marshall, Admiral King,…

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    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talked about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II. He also talked…

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    Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps

    In November 1945, the Nuremberg trials began in Germany for major Nazi figures. This is the official documentary report of Nazi war crimes that was used as trial evidence. The…

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