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  • emDDay Girlsem
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    D-Day Girls

    Sarah Rose talked about her book, D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II, in which she reported on British female spies in World…

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  • Lessons Learned at Guadalcanal
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    Lessons Learned at Guadalcanal

    Trent Hone, author of Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945, analyzed how U.S. Naval strategies developed during the the Battle of Guadalcanal. Mr.…

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  • George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower
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    George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower

    Historian David Mills discussed the World War II military partnership between the U.S. Army’s chief of staff George Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower and examined their tactical…

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  • World War II Aircraft Flyover Honors 75th Anniversary of DDay Part 1
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    World War II Aircraft Flyover Honors 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Part 1

    World War II planes flew over Washington, D.C. in honor of 75th anniversary of D-Day. The aircraft took off from Frederick, Maryland.

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  • Admiral Nimitz and World War II in the Pacific
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    Admiral Nimitz and World War II in the Pacific

    We toured the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas to learn about Admiral Chester Nimitz, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. We also looked at a…

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  • Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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    Hoover Institution Library and Archives

    Started in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives has been collecting materials pertaining to war, revolution, and peace for over 100 years. Deputy Director Eric Wakin and Curator Jean Cannon…

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    A Woman of No Importance

    Sonia Purnell talked about her book, A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, in which she recounted the life of Baltimore socialite…

    319 views
  • 1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal
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    1942 United Newsreel Report on Guadalcanal

    This U.S. government newsreel includes the following stories: U.S. Marines push back Japanese forces on Guadalcanal; the cruiser Boise docks and Admiral King decorates members of the crew;…

    194 views
  • Women in the Workforce and Military During World War II
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    Women in the Workforce and Military During World War II

    History Professor Lisa Keller, of Purchase College, part of the State University of New York system, delivered an illustrated talk on women’s roles during World War II. She explained how the influx of…

    165 views
  • General Eisenhower and DDay Naval Logistics
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    General Eisenhower and D-Day Naval Logistics

    To mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord on June 6, 1944, when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, naval historian Craig Symonds talked about Supreme Commander…

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  • Eisenhowers Legacy and DDay
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    Eisenhower's Legacy and D-Day

    The 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord was in 2019. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. In this program, a panel of World War II historians and Dwight D.…

    156 views
  • US Soldiers on DDay
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    U.S. Soldiers on D-Day

    John McManus talked about his book, The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day - The Big Red One at Omaha Beach. He told the story of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, nicknamed “The Big Red…

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  • US Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal

    Military historian Andrew Wiest talked about the U.S. Marines who fought at the Battle of Guadalcanal between August 1942 and February 1943. Mr. Wiest is co-author of “The Pacific War: From Pearl…

    341 views
  • Lead Up to the Battle of Guadalcanal
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    Lead Up to the Battle of Guadalcanal

    In this program from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, military historian Richard Frank illustrated the events after Pearl Harbor that led to the Battle of Guadalcanal, which…

    435 views
  • US Navy at Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

    James Hornfischer looked at the Battle of Guadalcanal from the perspective of the U.S. Navy. He highlighted key events of the Pacific campaign that led to a U.S. victory in February 1943. Mr.…

    349 views
  • January 1943 United Newsreel
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    January 1943 United Newsreel

    This U.S. Office of War Information newsreel from January 1943 includes these stories: burning and sunken Japanese ships near Guadalcanal; Navajo women make gifts for Red Cross packages;…

    79 views
  • US DiveBombers at Guadalcanal
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    U.S. Dive-Bombers at Guadalcanal

    Stephen Moore gave an illustrated talk on the importance of American dive bombers during the Battle of Guadalcanal and their role in the fight against Japan between August 7, 1942, and February…

    462 views
  • President Trump Meets with World War II Veterans
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    President Trump Meeting with World War II Veterans

    President Trump met with World War II veterans and their families in the White House Oval Office. The veterans provided brief remarks recalling their experiences serving in the military.

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  • Navajo Code Talker Samuel Jesse Smith Oral History Interview
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    Navajo Code Talker Samuel Jesse Smith Oral History Interview

    During World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps recruited Navajo Indians to create a code based on their unwritten language to help the military communicate their operational plans. In a series of…

    172 views
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    Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    Lynne Olson talked about her book, Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler, in which she recalled the life of Marie-Madeleine…

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