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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a volunteer unit that conducted the first air raid on Japan during…

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    Book Discussion on Roosevelt and Stalin

    Susan Butler talked about her book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, about the relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Soviet Union’s Joseph…

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    Truman's Presidency and World War II

    David McCullough talked about Harry S. Truman’s presidency and World War II. He said that President Truman’s humility and quiet courage, stemming from his working class…

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    Representative Ralph Hall Oral History Interview

    Representative Ralph Hall (D-TX) talked about his enlistment in the Navy during World War II and his experiences as a pilot on aircraft carriers. Representative Hall was a lieutenant…

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    9066

    9066 was one of the second place high school west winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Joshua Hamilton, Tyler Staby, and Connor Krohn,…

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    April 5, 1945 Universal Newsreel

    This April 5, 1945 Universal Newsreel includes several reports from the war in Germany, including an airborne invasion across the Rhine River using paratroopers and gliders, the taking of…

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    Codename Cynthia

    Natalie Zanin talked about Amy Thorpe Pack, the American-born wife of an English diplomat who became a spy for British intelligence. Ms. Zanin said that Ms. Pack, codenamed…

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    The Bridge at Remagen, Part 2

    This 1965 film documents the capture of a bridge on March 7, 1945, that gave Allied Forces the first bridgehead across the Rhine River. This U.S. Army “The Big Picture”…

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    The Bridge at Remagen, Part 1

    This 1965 film documents the capture of a bridge on March 7, 1945, that gave Allied Forces the first bridgehead across the Rhine River. This U.S. Army “The Big Picture”…

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    History of USS Cavalla

    William Wells toured the USS Cavalla, a retired World War II era submarine, and talked about its history.On January 21, 1971, the U.S. Navy transferred possession of USS Cavalla to the…

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    Q&A with Jan Jarboe Russell

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about the…

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    Press and Japanese Internment in World War II

    Professor Richard Reeves talked about the internment experiences of the Japanese on the U.S. West coast and how the press fueled hysteria over sabotage. He spoke about how the…

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    1945 Film Hannibal Victory

    This 1945 film documents the activities of the World War II ship S.S. Hannibal Victory, named after Mark Twain’s Mississippi River hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Departing from…

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    Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

    Norman Delaney and Captain Steve Banta talked about Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, at one time the largest pilot training facility in the world. Commissioned just eight months…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 1st Special Service Force for their role in the liberation of Europe in World War…

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    1943 Film Japanese Relocation

    Milton Eisenhower hosted and narrated this 1943 film that attempts to justify the need to move Japanese Americans from their West Coast homes to internment camps in isolated areas of the…

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    1944 Film A Challenge to Democracy

    This film documents the living conditions of Japanese Americans held in Internment Camps in Arkansas and Wyoming during World War II. The film also shows the contributions of Japanese…

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    Book Discussion on The Train to Crystal City

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about…

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    70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Foreign dignitaries and Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp run by Nazis during World War…

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    World War II and the Allied Air War

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II. He described how proponents of air power had to compete…

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