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    World War II Veterans

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences during the war, including those of the "Doolittle Raiders, who conducted the first air raid on Japan in the spring of 1942. br/…

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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Members of the Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experiences in World War II, including the segregation and discrimination they faced while serving. br/ American Veterans Center 17th…

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    Book Discussion on Forgotten Fifteenth

    Barrett Tillman talked about his book, Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine, in which he recounts the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force’s military…

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    Veterans Day Sights and Sounds

    Live Veterans Day scenes from the World War II Memorial and congressional tweets.

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    Veterans Day Sights and Sounds

    Live Veterans Day scenes from the World War II Memorial and congressional tweets.

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at World War II Memorial

    The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service held a Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the…

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    Roosevelt and Churchill in Wartime

    Nigel Hamilton and Allen Packwood talked about the World War II leadership styles of President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Roosevelt House…

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    Book Discussion on Double Agent

    Peter Duffy talked about his book, Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring, in which he recounts the life of William Sebold, the…

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    Anti-Japanese Propaganda During World War II

    Major Andrew Forney talked about the impact of propaganda on American views of the Japanese during World War II. The class compares anti-Nazi propaganda, which was against a political…

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    Book Discussion on Courage and Air Warfare

    Colonel Mark Wells talked about his book, Courage and Air Warfare: The Allied Aircrew Experience in the Second World War, in which he examines the effects that high fatality rates had on…

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    1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

    James Hornfischer talked about the role of Commander Ernest Evans and his destroyer, the USS Johnston, during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship was sunk during the battle, and…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Steam Engine

    Jacqueline Frank, executive director of the National Railroad Museum, talked about the history of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower” Train during World War II. She spoke about the…

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    Book Discussion on The Fight for the Four Freedoms

    Harvey Kaye talked about his book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, in which he talks about the “Fight for the Four…

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    Book Discussion on When Paris Went Dark

    Ronald Rosbottom talked about his book, When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944, in which he looks at Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. In his…

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    Book Discussion on City Girls

    Valerie Matsumoto talked about about her book, City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, in which she chronicles the experiences of American-born, second generation…

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    Book Discussion on The Nazi and the Psychiatrist

    Jack El-Hai talked about his book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII, in which he tells the story…

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    Victory Over Japan Observance

    World War II veterans and family members commemorated the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, called VJ Day. George Prescott Bush, grandson of President George…

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    Book Discussion on A Principled Stand

    Lane Hirabayashi talked about his book, A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States, in which he discusses his uncle, Gordon Hirabayashi, whose case challenging the…

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    Atomic Bombings Remembered

    Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the legacy of the nuclear attacks that ended World War II in the Pacific. The survivors…

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    1945 Universal Newsreel on Japanese Surrender

    This 1945 Universal Newsreel showed the first pictures of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced the surrender of Japan to…

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