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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV April 4-6, 2020

by MaggieStrolle

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday, April 4 - 8am Monday, April 6, 2020  

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Saturday 2:30pm ET
Oral Histories: Clinton Gardner

World War II veteran Clinton Gardner shares stories of his experiences in the war's European theater. Injured during the D-Day invasion, he rejoined his division after recovering and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He later served in the military administration of the liberated Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp. The National World War II Museum conducted this interview in 2012 for its oral history collection

 

Saturday 6pm ET
The Civil War: Cumberland Valley Railroad
The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts Scott Mingus, co-author of Targeted Tracks, who talks about the importance of the Cumberland Valley Railroad during the Civil War. This one-track railroad running from Hagerstown, Maryland, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was used to move Union troops, ammunition and supplies, and was often under attack by Confederate forces.


Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "The Fleet That Came to Stay" - 1945
Seventy-five years ago, from April 1 to June 22, 1945, the Battle of Okinawa raged in the Pacific. Over the course of 82 days, the Japanese launched nearly 2,000 kamikaze attacks on American ships. "The Fleet That Came to Stay" is a U.S. Navy film assembled primarily from aerial and ship combat footage by Hollywood filmmaker and Navy Ensign Budd Boetticher, who directed many low budget westerns.


Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: Muscogee (Creek) Council House

Muscogee (Creek) Nation curator John Beaver shows us the restored 1878 council house in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, which was taken from the tribe in 1907 but reacquired in 2010. Mr. Beaver talks about the tribe's roots in Alabama and Georgia, their forced removal to the West, and the struggle to maintain their new lands and sovereign government.


 

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